Shut Up & Write! via Zoom

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The Researcher Development team currently offers Shut Up and Write sessions four times a week virtually using Zoom. These sessions are open to all researchers keen to participate, from any institution.

Generally a Shut Up & Write! group will use the Pomodoro Technique, which involves writing in silence for 50 minute bursts with regular rests for coffee, food and chatting in between. Chatting is a good way to have a 'brain break' between intense periods of focus. Break time is good for problem solving, to discuss writing progress, or simply making friends. Writers work on their own tasks - there are no set exercises or group work. Read more about how Shut Up & Write! works on the Thesis Whisperer Blog.

Zoom Shut Up and Write:

From 3 August RD is offering two SUAW sessions a week until 16 December 2020. These require users to register for them.

These are recurring meetings at Australian Eastern Standard Time. Current Offset: UTC/GMT +10 hours.

These meetings are open to all researchers, from all institutions worldwide and require a password to participate. Please register using the links above. 

What is Zoom?

Zoom is Video Conferencing software. All ANU staff and students have access to Zoom through the ANU Corporate License. To create your ANU account, go here (, and sign in using your ANU UID and password. You will be taken to your web portal Zoom profile. ou will need to download the Zoom application by selecting Download from the ANU web portal. If you want to learn more about Zoom, check out these How to Zoom videos.

If you're eager to participate from another institution, you are more than welcome. Find out if your local area has a Zoom account, or create your own and join us.

Shut Up and Write accross ANU Campus

Other areas on campus host Shut Up and Write groups in schools, colleges, and halls of residences. You are welcome to create or join as many sessions as you wish. HDR candidate Paul Amores coordinates an ANU student group, you may email him to be put on the schedual email list.