PhD Council Writer’s Retreat

All PhD members of the OZSW are invited to participate in the Writers’ Retreat, organized by the PhD council, to take place September 28th, 2018.


28-30 September 2018


ISVW, Leusden

Type of activity

Writing Retreat

Type of activity

For this activity PhD students and ReMa students can – after successful completion – earn a certificate. However, the OZSW is not accredited to reward students with credits/ECTS directly. The study load is mentioned on the certificate, which can usually be exchanged for ‘real’ credits (ECTS) at your home university. More information. The study load for this activity is as follows: ....

Primary target group

PhD students in philosophy who are also a member of OZSW

Application/registration deadline

September 1st, 2018

About the topic

Write, just write! If you are a PhD student, you probably have heard these words at some point from your well-intending supervisor. After all, a dissertation not only has to be backed up by research and to be well thought out, but it also has to be written. And as most of us probably have experienced, writing can be very rewarding, but also lonely and difficult. If you need to banish distraction and you benefit from a structured work-day with bounded periods of intense writing, a writing retreat could be just what you need!

The OZSW PhD council is organizing a writing retreat so that you can focus on chasing your PhD goals. Finally, you’ll have time to start that paper, finish your chapter or revise that report that you’ve been meaning to send out. In three days, we’ll aim to achieve your writing goals by offering the possibility to work away from your usual workstation and distractions, schedule intense periods of writing, and reviewing of your work by peers.


Friday 27 September
8:30-9:30 Arrival and registration
9:30-10:30 Introduction by OZSW PhD Council
10:30-12:30 First writing session
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13:30-15.30 Second writing session
15.30-16.00 Coffee break / buddy meeting
16.00-18.30 Third writing session
18.30-19.30 Dinner
19.30-21.00 Fourth writing session / Writing buddy meet-up / Evening program

Saturday 28 September
7.30-8.00 Walk in the forest
8.00-9.00 Breakfast
9.00-9.30 Opening of the day with the group
9.30-12.00 First writing session
12.00- 12.30 Lunch
12.30-13.30 Group session on writing tips / Long walk in the forest
13.30-16.00 Second writing session
16.00-16.30 Coffee break
16.30-18.30 Third writing session
18.30-20.00 Dinner
20.00-21.30 Fourth writing session / Evening program

Sunday 29 September
7:30-8:00 Walk in the forest
8.00-9.00 Breakfast
9.00-10.45 First writing session
10.45-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.30 Second writing session
12.30-13.30 Lunch and check-out
13.30-12.30 Group evaluation –Achievements

– End of the retreat –


The participation fee is € 50,-. This includes accommodation for two nights at the ISVW Hotel, 3x lunch, 2x dinner, 2x breakfast, as well as the use of a shared study room.

Location / accommodation details

ISVW, Dodeweg 8, 3832 RD Leusden

How to apply / register

Please register before 1 September 2018 through (see below). First come, first serve. If there is no place left any more, you will be put on a waiting list, and we will contact you the moment a place will becomes available.

Upon registration, you will be required to pay the registration fee immediately. If you cannot attend the writer’s retreat after all, please let us know as soon as possible, such that another PhD student will be able to attend. If you cancel your registration before 20 September 2018, we will return your money. If you cancel after that time, we will not be able to return your money.

Registration/application form

Please register using this form.


The writers’ retreat is organized by the OZSW PhD Council.

Contact info

If you have any questions pertaining to the writers’ retreat, please contact Marthe Smedinga ( For practical inquires, contact the OZSW secretariat (