Thesis Boot Camp

Applications for Thesis Boot Camp are now open.

Thesis Boot Camp is an intensive writing environment for late-stage PGRs to make significant progress on the first draft of their thesis. It does not provide specific advice on editing, restructuring, or polishing a thesis. The focus is on overcoming writer’s block to produce a large number of words with the mutual support of a co-working peer cohort. 

In addition to ample writing time, the programme will include breaks for physical exercise and to socialise with other PGRs at the same stage of study.

The next Thesis Boot Camp will be in the PGR Hub (2nd floor, Senate House) over three days on the 24 - 26 November: 

  • Friday 24 November 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday 25 November 9:30 am - 7:45 pm 
  • Sunday 26 November 9:30 am – 7:45 pm

Participants are required to attend all 3 days to support each other as a cohort and complete preparatory tasks in advance to maximise results. There will also be the option to attend a 30 minute 1:1 consultation with a writing tutor before or after the boot camp.

For further information refer to our FAQs below.

Apply now for Thesis Boot Camp

If you experience any difficulties accessing or filling out the application form on this webpage, please email for assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

A list of common queries about how the Thesis Boot Camp works and how to apply. 

This boot camp is SUPER useful. Before I applied, I did not think I had the confidence or commitment to write 10,000 words in three days. However, this boot camp helped me push through with my writing and maintain momentum in a super encouraging environment. I cannot say thank you enough to the BDC.

November 2022 attendee

Many thanks for organising such a great event. I was worried that I wouldn't be comfortable writing in such circumstances but I managed to write more than 10,000 words! I also really enjoyed having chats with other PhD students struggling with their thesis at a similar stage of the study, the exercise breaks and the food! I am more confident about my writing now.

November 2022 attendee

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