PERColate (Peer Review and Collaboration for ECRs) writing retreat

This event has now finished.
  • Date and time: Monday 31 July 2023, 9am to 1pm
  • Location: In-person only
    H/G09, Heslington Hall, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to students (postgraduate researchers only)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking not required

Event details

We are piloting PERColate a new series of writing, peer review and support workshops for postdocs.

The first of these is a straightforward writing retreat in Heslington Hall with coffee and full catering throughout. This includes ~2.5 hours of focused time interspersed with reflection and breaks.

Many of us in the postdoc societies have expressed an interest in dedicated time for zero drafting small applications or fellowships, or perhaps reworking a manuscript. We're not targeting any particular scheme or activity, that is up to you. Each attendee will be expected to introduce their aims for the session.

Sponsored by the ECRF's 'Enhancing Research Culture' funds.


  • 9am: Breakfast
  • 9.30am: Introduction
  • 9.45am: Sessions one and two (Pomodoro style)
  • 10.50am:  Reflections and break
  • 11.10am: Sessions three and four
  • 12.15pm: Lunch
  • 1pm: Close


Alex Payne-Dwyer, PET ECRF Committee