Shut Up and Write

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

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

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.

SUAW is held at 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).

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SUAW Session Schedule (Molly Huxley Room)

As part of the SUAW program, PARSA also coordinates and funds Shut Up and Write (SUAW) Coffee Sessions. Join our SUAW Coffee Sessions every weekday, in cafes around campus.

SUAW Coffee Session Schedule


  • Location: Biginelli's
  • Time: 9am-11am


  • Location: Coffee Grounds
  • Time: 9.30am-11.30am


  • Location: The Fellows Bar and Cafe 
  • Time: 2.00pm-4.00pm


  • Location: Ivy & The Fox 
  • Time: 2.00pm-4.00pm


  • Location: Kubrick
  • Time: 1:00pm-3.00pm



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Australian National University
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