Thesis Boot Camp

Writing a thesis is no small task. This two-day workshop is designed to help you battle through writer’s block, overcome thesis fatigue and progress your manuscript quickly.

What is Thesis Boot Camp?

Thesis Boot Camp is an intensive two-day writing workshop for middle-to-final stage higher degree by research (HDR) candidates with a substantial research writing task ahead of them. Across the year, there are options to participate in-person or online.

The aim of the workshop is to draft a substantial amount of written material for your thesis in a short amount of time. Participants at a previous Thesis Boot Camp wrote over a quarter of a million words together!

An experienced facilitator is on hand to help Thesis Bootcamp recruits:

  • battle through writer’s block
  • defeat thesis fatigue
  • defy analysis paralysis
  • achieve substantial progress on their manuscript.

Sessions include motivational strategies, structured goal setting and ‘insider tips’ from an expert on writing quickly and well. Participants will benefit from two focused days to engage in dedicated writing, in a supportive group environment.

Dates and expressions of interest

Dates and the expression of interest applications for 2024 are available on the Research Plus Platform.

The number of places for Thesis Boot Camp are limited. Participants are required to complete pre-program activities, meet eligibility criteria, and commit to full participation in all sessions.

Priority will be given to applicants for whom participation will yield the greatest contribution toward successful completion of their degree. This will depend on candidature and writing stage.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.