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First steps to a PhD Virtual Writing Retreat


10th January 2022
10am - 4:30pm



The Creative Fuse Team at Sunderland’s next virtual writing retreat will take place on Monday 10th January 2022, from 10am until 4.30 pm. We offer support to those seeking to start a doctoral degree be they researchers, academics or organisational colleagues who would like to take the first steps towards a PhD. A writing retreat helps writers to step outside of their everyday activities and focus on delivering the work in hand. Our retreats will be facilitated to help the writers stay on task, to give them structure in analysing what needs to be done and to give social space that helps create a valuable shared experience. You can drop in and out of sessions as you are able don’t think you need to join every session… would be great if you could though.

The focus of this day is to understand the steps required to present a strong PhD proposal, we will break this down into a series of steps that will support you in further developing your research ideas.

Am I eligible?

You could be eligible to take part if you have a small to medium sized business, are a registered sole trader, registered freelancer, creative practitioner, Social Enterprise or Community Interest Company within the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area: Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Northumberland, and Sunderland.

How do I register?

If you require any further information please email: