What is Thesis Bootcamp?

Complete a Bootcamp without setting foot in a gym! The Thesis Bootcamp is an intensive three-day writing program, with a selection of thesis-specific support and opportunities for social connection each day.

It will involve a lot of writing, but it won’t be all hard work – it includes relaxation, fun, guest speakers and strategies for writing productively and activities to refresh your mind and re-connect.

Testimonial from a previous Bootcamp:

“This workshop was fantastic. I found the combination of information and mindfulness sessions to be really well done and very useful. I did not expect to write so much during this bootcamp, and I’m very pleased with the results. I came here looking for writing tips and motivation to get through the final push to finish my thesis and I definitely found it. Having dedicated writing buddies during the two days was a great idea, we were able to support each other and offer advice and it was a fantastic way to feel connected with people even though we weren’t together in person.”

Who is Thesis Bootcamp for?

Thesis Bootcamp is NOT for research or editing – it’s for generative writing. So it’s best suited to later-stage candidates who are in the write-up phase of their thesis.

The camp is specifically for large amounts of writing. If you are not at the stage to sit down and write up to 10,000 words, please reconsider if this opportunity is right for you.

GSA has committed to running this semester’s bootcamp in-person. Please make sure you’re able to attend campus for the full three days that the program is running.

We accept applications from PhD and Masters research students at the University of Melbourne. We can only consider applications from other universities if there is space.

Please note that we prioritise applications from first-time/late-stage attendees. If there is space, other applicants will be considered.

Applications are now closed for our 2022 Semester 1 Thesis Bootcamp. Stay tuned for our next event.