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CHASE Thesis Boot Camp

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Are you a mid- or late-stage doctoral researcher, struggling to make progress with your thesis? Do you keep putting off your writing? If so, Thesis Boot Camp could be the solution. Facilitated by Dr Catherine Pope, this 3-day event provides an intensive and supportive writing environment to help you reach your goals. The programme includes short tutorials, group discussions, and 1-2-1 discussions with Catherine. And lots of food, too.

Although it might sound intimidating, you’ll experience a warm atmosphere at Thesis Boot Camp. You will also meet other researchers in a similar situation and discover many tips for overcoming common problems. We’ll create the conditions in which you feel encouraged to completely immerse yourself in your writing. You’ll also receive guidance in advance on how to get the most out of the weekend. Catherine will help you develop an effective writing process for Thesis Boot Camp and beyond.

Dr Catherine Pope is a freelance research and writing skills trainer. Since gaining her PhD from the University of Sussex in 2014, Catherine has worked with over 2,000 researchers across the South East through workshops, coaching, and e-learning. You can find out more at