Shut Up and Write (HDR)

The PARSA Shut Up and Write (SUAW) group has been run by students, for students, on ANU campus since 2012.

A Shut Up and Write Session will use the Pomodoro Technique, which involves writing in silence for 25 minute bursts with regular rests for coffee, food and chatting in between. Chatting is a good way to have a ‘brain break’ between intense periods of focus. Break time is good for problem solving, to discuss writing progress, or simply making friends. Writers work on their own tasks – there are no set exercises or group work. Read more about how Shut Up and Write works on the Thesis Whisperer Blog.

Shut Up And Write Facilitated Sessions

SUAW Facilitated Sessions are run by our SUAW facilitators in the Molly Huxley Room at University House. Day sessions include lunch and evenings include dinner, to keep the inspirational writing juices flowing. These sessions are limited to 25 spaces, and are only available for Higher Degree by Research Students (HDR).

Come together in a supportive environment to work on your thesis using the Pomodoro Technique, and enjoy a free hearty meal courtesy of PARSA.

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SUAW Session Schedule (Molly Huxley Room)

Shut Up And Write Coffee Sessions

As part of the SUAW program, PARSA also coordinates Shut Up And Write (SUAW) Coffee Sessions. Students can enjoy a hot drink courtesy of PARSA, while getting together in a less structured and casual setting. These sessions are self-run by students and run 1pm to 4pm every weekday in cafes around campus.

SUAW Coffee Sessions - Coffee Session information will be updated shortly. 

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Melville Hall, Building 12
Ellery Crescent
Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601

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