Praxis Conference Program 2023
Postgrads Helping Postgrads to Succeed

The Library is hosting a series of Shut Up & Write! sessions for staff and HDR students.


Keeping on top of writing commitments can be a struggle.

Shut up & Write @ SCU Library is an opportunity to commit to a period of writing in a neutral space—not in your office, nowhere near your phone and away from your students, family, or colleagues. HDR candidates and academic staff are invited to work alongside each other and simply shut up and write. There is no agenda, critiquing, exercises, lectures, ego, competition or feeling guilty.

At 8am sharp, we begin writing in silence and stop 25 minutes later for a 5-10 min break. The break serves as an opportunity for the group to grab a drink, talk and clear their brain (get some perspective). We settle down again for another 25 minutes writing and then the session winds up.

So simple – but it works.

Our goal is to help you set aside dedicated writing time, make progress, learn from others, and become part of a community of academic writers.

So if you’ve got a thesis chapter, journal article, grant application, or conference abstract to write, you’ve come to the right place!

Where and when?


Lismore Learning Centre:

  • Tuesdays 8-9am

Researcher Rm (Level 3)


Gold Coast Campus Library:

  • Wednesdays 8-9am

Group Study Room (Level 4)


Coffs Harbour Campus Library:

  • Tuesdays 8-9am

Coffs Library Lab


What you’ll need: Bring your writing equipment: laptop, tablet, ipad, pen and paper.


First session for 2017: 

  • Tuesday 21st February (Coffs Harbour Campus)
  • Tuesday 21st February (Lismore Campus)
  • Wednesday 22nd February (Gold Coast Campus)

No need to register, just turn up on the day!

From more information please contact:  Library Research Group

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