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Shut Up & Write! Sessions

“Shut Up and Write!” is a regular two-hour gathering where you prioritize writing above all else.

Are you struggling with focus and productivity when working alone? Join us for our VIRTUAL “Shut Up and Write!” sessions every Tuesday from 10am to 12noon via Zoom.

Regardless of whether you’re in your campus office in Hobart or working in a public library in Darwin, all on-campus, interstate, and international postgraduate UTAS students are welcome to join our Zoom sessions.

Writing doesn’t have to be a solitary activity. In fact, writing in the company of others can greatly enhance your productivity and focus. “Shut Up and Write!” (SUAW) offers a social writing experience, creating a supportive group environment where everyone can concentrate on their writing.

What is “Shut Up and Write!”?

  • A supportive group writing session: Write with a group of individuals who share your writing goals.
  • Writing is divided into short bursts of 25 minutes with breaks in between (using the Pomodoro Technique). Repeat this cycle for a couple of hours and be amazed by your increased productivity!

What “Shut Up and Write!” is not:

  • A taught course or educational session on writing: Explore HDR Resources and the Library for research writing workshops and support.
  • Competitive, ego-driven, or critical: Join us in a friendly environment where the focus is on writing together without judgment.

Date, time and how to join in

VIRTUAL Date and Time: Every Tuesday from 10am to 12noon.
To join, simply log in to Zoom and use the provided meeting link.

IN-PERSON Date and Time: Currently unavailable – please watch this space for updates.

To register your interest and receive email reminders and calendar invites, please submit your details below. We’ll send you an email reminder every Monday along with a recurring calendar invite so you’ll never miss out!

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TUSA 2024 Annual General Meeting Notice

This notice is to advise of the upcoming Annual General Meeting of the members of the Tasmanian University Union (TUU), known as the TUSA, on Thursday 20th June 3.30 - 4.30pm via zoom.

If you are a current student and interested in attending as an observer, please email