NWCDTP Residential Writing Retreat – 12/13 July 2017

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Places are available at the AHRC North West Consortium DTP residential writing retreat in July 2017 at the Gladstone’s Library.

Application form and guidance notes: http://documents.manchester.ac.uk/display.aspx?DocID=32815

The retreat will take place over two days in the unique surroundings of Gladstone’s Library in Flintshire, North Wales and is intended to support participants to progress an academic writing project of their choice. The project could be anything from a literature review or conceptual framework to a thesis chapter or even a conference paper or journal article, but participants must have a clear project in mind when making an application. In addition to providing time and space away from normal work and home distractions, Dr. Ian Pople (Senior Language Tutor at the University of Manchester Language Centre) will be on hand throughout the retreat to offer feedback and support.

All meals and refreshments will be provided, along with a room at the UK’s only residential library for the night of the 12th July. Participants are responsible for their own transport to and from the venue. Participants will need to bring their own laptop or tablet to work on.

The event is funded by the AHRC Northwest DTP and is therefore free to DTP funded students. Non – DTP funded students are welcome but will be asked to contribute £50.00 to the cost of accommodation.

This opportunity represents a significant investment on the part of the Northwest DTP and, in recognition of this, we will be offering places on a first- come-first-served-basis to the people who we feel will benefit from the experience. If you cannot attend for the full duration of the retreat, please do not apply.

Potential participants are asked to complete a short application form in which they explain how they hope to benefit and indicate that their supervisor is supportive of their attendance. You will also be asked to describe in a ‘nutshell’ the project you intend to work on. Failure to provide this will result in the application being rejected. If your application is successful you will be notified via a confirmation e-mail.

Dr Ian Pople has taught in secondary, further and higher education in the UK, Sudan, Greece and Saudi Arabia. He studied at the British Council, Athens, and has degrees from the universities of Aston and Manchester, where his doctorate was a study of the British poet, Roy Fisher. In 2007, he was given a Marie Stopes award, as Faculty of Humanities Teacher of the year. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and Senior Fellow of the British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes.

Completed application forms should be returned to humanities-training@manchester.ac.uk no later than 17.00 (GMT) on Friday 9th June.