Here’s what our students had to say about last year’s retreat.
The drop-in writing support gave me some confidence about my ideas and this allowed me to do work which I had been too stressed to start.
I feel more able to plan my writing process and I learned some good anti-procrastination techniques.
I was a lot more patient and was not as frustrated during the retreat as I would be writing at home.
The environment set up really worked for me, provided me with different places to work based on my needs. Also, I really liked peer interaction and breaks.
It reminded me that writing doesn’t have to be an entirely overwhelming process.
Writing is not an isolating / solitary process. There can be fruitful connections out of it too, even if it’s just solidarity.
Liked the easy changes of atmosphere.
I do much better by sharing my ideas with others.
It’s been one of my most meaningful academic experiences in university.
I feel more confident in my writing and more invested in building a writing community.
90% of students surveyed rated the retreat as “Very Useful” (4 on a 4 point scale) in helping them make headway on their papers.