The RMIT Thesis Boot Camp will be back in 2020. Stay tuned!

Thesis Boot Camp is a three-day intensive writing workshop for middle-to-final stage higher degree by research (HDR) candidates with a substantial research writing task ahead of them.

The Thesis Boot Camp workshop is about getting words ”on paper” and is designed to help research candidates overcome hurdles in the final phase of their degree or to kick-start their writing progress if it has stalled.

Together, participants wrote over a quarter of a million words in the 2018 RMIT Thesis Boot Camp.

The workshop is based on the internationally recognised award-winning model created by Dr Peta Freestone and Dr Liam Connell. The aim of the workshop is to draft a substantial amount of written material for the thesis in a short amount of time. Participants are encouraged to set their own targets for the weekend writing workshop. The emphasis is on drafting new material for the thesis as opposed to editing, revising, or re-hashing existing content or preparing content for other purposes (presentations, conference papers etc.).

Our team of experienced facilitators are on hand to help Thesis Boot Camp recruits battle through writer’s block, defeat thesis fatigue and defy analysis paralysis in achieving substantial progress on their manuscript. Sessions include motivational strategies, structured goal setting and ‘insider tips’ from experts on writing quickly and well.

Join HDR candidates from across RMIT for a challenging and rewarding weekend of intensive research writing. Catering is provided to ensure a supportive, productive and distraction-free environment.

Places are strictly limited. Participants are required to complete pre-program activities, meet eligibility criteria and commit to full participation for the entire weekend.


The RMIT Thesis Boot Camp will be back in 2020. Stay tuned!

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