Article Writing Retreat

Those who find it difficult to settle down and concentrate entirely on writing a manuscript for publication (or the thesis itself) can apply for participation at a one-week (Monday morning till Friday afternoon) writing retreat.
The participants are expected to spend all their time (24h) at the venue.
During the week, you will be given a room with a bed and a desk. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served during the day. The surroundings are suitable for walks and runs and there is a large sports centre next door.

If you enrol for this course, you are expected to participate the entire week, not only part of the week.

To apply for enrolment in this course, you must:

  • be enrolled as a PhD student at the Faculty of Health Sciences, SDU 
  • have participated in some type of writing course
  • have started or be about to start writing an article or the thesis.

All applicants will be put on a waiting list until the application deadline May 1st 2020. After the deadline, you will be asked to write a motivational letter, describing why you would benefit from this course.

This could be any or several of the following: You find it difficult to get sufficient continuous time for intellectual work because of small children at home, a complicated work situation (e.g. several people sharing one office, interrupted work because of additional/competing tasks, long travelling hours), or special needs of some other type.

On the basis of  the motivational letters, the 20 students who are mostly eligible for this course will be selected.

The following resource persons will be available during the week:

Claire Gudex and Jude Peterson will help with your English throughout the week.
Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde,  will help you with structuring and technical writing issues throughout the week.

However, most of the time, you will simply be on your own.

ECTS-credits: 4,5

Course leader: Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde (

Number of participants: a maximum of 20.

Venue: Best Western Plus Hotel Fredericia, Vestre Ringvej 96, 7000  Fredericia

Course fee:
The course is free for PhD students enrolled at the faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark.