Academic Writing Community

Looking to get back into the swing of regular writing, but finding it hard to get going on your own?

The Division's Academic Writing Community may be the supportive group and space you need.

It will meet online every Friday from weeks 1 - 8, for a solid morning’s writing.

You’ll set a writing goal for the session, share it with the group and then work for 3 x 45 minute slots, with short breaks in between to stretch, catch up on any admin, and refresh your tea or coffee.

It’s a good way to round off a productive week, and an equally good way to salvage something from an unproductive one! You are welcome to work on your thesis or an academic paper, but writers only, please: this is not a space for doing your actual research.


Sessions take place every Friday from 09:00 - 12:30 (weeks 1 - 8) 




Booking opens Oct 8 at 10am


I am just writing to thank you for organising the writing group on Fridays at the University Club. It has been extremely helpful to the participants - I was able to finish my confirmation of status materials by attending it, for example. I hope the group continues next academic year!
Carolina Gueiros
Doctoral Candidate
Environmental Change Institute, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford
I just wanted to mention how super helpful the Friday writing sessions are. So far I've used them to finish my thesis, write my CV and cover letter (which got me the postdoc in Bern!), write a two papers (one accepted, one submitted), and am in the process of the third paper. It's so good to have the allocated time and space for this - and to have the little added pressure to not get distracted by social media due to Meryem's watchful gaze!
Chris Heemskerk, DPhil candidate
Oxford University Department of Education