What is Thesis Bootcamp?

Thesis Bootcamp is a rigorous three-day writing weekend, with a different program of focused activities each day.

It involves a lot of writing, but it’s not all hard work – it includes relaxation, pampering, motivational talks, goal setting, strategies for writing productively and for breaking fatigue and writer’s block.

Support staff are on hand and catering is provided to ensure an encouraging, distraction-free environment.

“If you feel unsupported, then this is the place you can come to find out that your work is worthy, and that you are worthy as a researcher.


It is a long haul, but it doesn’t feel that way. The time flies. It’s a quiet, calm space to get things done without disturbances from the outside world.”

– 2017 participant

Who is Thesis Bootcamp for?

Thesis Bootcamp is not for research or editing – it’s for generative writing. It’s best if you’re a later-stage candidate in the write-up phase of your thesis, but is also useful for those writing up for confirmation.

Attendees will be required to complete pre-program planning, and to set goals such as completing a chapter draft.

How do I join?

Spaces are limited, so an application process is used to decide who can attend.

Priority is given to applicants who:

  • have never attended a thesis bootcampp
  • have finished research, experiments or design and are in the write-up phase at the end of their degree
  • are undertaking interdisciplinary projects.

Dates for 2018 will be announced soon. Check back to apply.