Apply for the April Writers’ Retreat

Are you in (or approaching) a period of intense writing? Do you need to be super productive? Do you want some quiet time and expert support to help you churn out the pages?

If this sounds like your situation, you may like to apply for the next Graduate Research School Postgraduate Writers’ Retreat on 20-23 April 2020. To apply, download the application form below and return your completed copy to by Friday 6 March 2020.

Successful applicants will spend 3 nights at Vaughan Park Retreat on beautiful Long Bay beach. Accommodation and cooked meals will be provided free of charge, and writing advisors will be onsite to run group sessions and provide one-to-one support.

For more information, check out our write-up of the last retreat in November 2019, or read previous participant Munaal Abdali’s story about how she used the retreat to write5,000 words in 3.5 days!

You’ll have the best chance of being accepted to the retreat if you:

  • are in a writing-intensive phase of your thesis;
  • clearly demonstrate in your application how the retreat will benefit your writing; and
  • get an endorsement from your supervisor

So get going with those applications, and drop us a line at if you have any questions!

About Graduate Research School (Auckland University of Technology)

The Auckland University of Technology Graduate Research School offers support and resources to all postgraduate students at AUT. Come and visit us on the 5th floor of the WU building.

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