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About Thesis Boot Camps

Thesis Boot Camps are for HDR students who have completed Milestone 1 and are ready to write large chunks of their theses. They are three-day writing events that includes goal setting, accountability and motivation from other participants. Join us, and write up to 20,000 words in three days!

See pictures from participants in the April 2022 boot camp below, which shows face-to-face and online participants celebrating their word count goals with paper crowns. The crowns are also tasty as proven by one of the online attendee’s pet rabbit :-)

Sign up to Thesis Boot Camps

Thesis Boot Camps are run four times per year, in-person on Bentley campus and online. The date for the remaining boot camp in 2022 is the 2 - 4 November. Information on how to apply is sent to all HDR students via email. All HDR students who have passed Milestone 1 are encouraged to apply, though places are limited.

Testimonials about Thesis Boot Camps

Thesis Boot Camp attendee (April 2021, Faculty of Science & Engineering):

Although these two days were tiring, the camp helped me to realise that I was capable of writing a huge amount of words within a short period of time. Thanks again for organizing this thesis boot camp. It was amazing to work with a group of HDR students throughout these two days, thanks everyone for coming together and writing thesis drafts together. I hope to see you all somewhere again in the future.

… and here are other attendees explaining what they liked best about Thesis Boot Camp:

  • Encouragement and support
  • Dedicated, structured time to do nothing but write.
  • …that everyone is working towards a similar target.
  • Connection with and support from other students to write my thesis.
  • The philosophy of writing, writing, writing without going back for editing. After seeing the number of written words I was able to achieve, I got more encouraged to keep writing.
  • Motivation from facilitator and other participants. Commitment to the time to write.