Thesis Boot Camp

Applications for Thesis Boot Camp are now open!

Thesis Boot Camp is an intensive writing environment for late-stage PGRs to make significant progress on the first draft of their thesis. It does not provide specific advice on editing, restructuring, or polishing a thesis. The focus is on overcoming writer’s block to produce a large number of words with the mutual support of a co-working peer cohort. 

In addition to ample writing time, the programme will include breaks for physical exercise and to socialise with other PGRs at the same stage of study.

The next Thesis Boot Camp will be in the PGR Hub (2nd floor, Senate House) over three days on the 21 - 23 May: 

  • Tuesday 21 May 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday 22 May 9:30 am - 8:00 pm 
  • Thursday 23 May 9:30 am – 8:00 pm

Participants are required to attend all 3 days to support each other as a cohort and complete preparatory tasks in advance to maximise results. There will also be the option to attend a 30 minute 1:1 consultation with a writing tutor before or during the boot camp.

For further information refer to our FAQs below.

Apply now for Thesis Boot Camp

If you experience any difficulties accessing or filling out the application form on this webpage, please email doctoral-college@bristol.ac.uk for assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

A list of common queries about how the Thesis Boot Camp works and how to apply. 

I have no negative comments, this was an amazing experience. I really appreciated my complete needs being taken care of (food, exercise, scheduled breaks) and having guidance in the process. This Thesis Boot Camp is going to change your life. It will change your view on writing and on yourself as a writer.

November 2023 attendee

I would like to attend every month if there was an option. Thanks for pulling off such a nice event! I attended the Thesis Boot Camp at a highly unmotivated time in my PhD. It just gave me the encouragement. I can't emphasize how helpful it was for my mental health. The feeling of being in a community of writers was so nice. Thanks for everything.

November 2023 attendee

Contact us

If you have any further questions about TBC, please contact doctoral-college@bristol.ac.uk.

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