Are you starting (or perhaps need a boost towards finishing) your dissertation? Whether you are working on your dissertation proposal or completing your final round of revisions, make time this summer to join your fellow UCSB graduate students in the Dissertation Writer’s Room.
What is a Dissertation Writer's Room?
It is shared, quiet workspace dedicated to working on a dissertation. The Graduate Division’s Dissertation Writer’s Room comfortably seats 18 writers and includes amenities such as ergonomic furniture, plenty of electrical outlets, coffee, water, snacks, and wireless. One of the Graduate Division Peers will serve as moderator, to facilitate the room and to help everyone stay on course; Peers will also be available to discuss writing problems or provide encouragement or support as needed.
Who can use it?
The Graduate Division invites anyone working on a dissertation to join fellow UCSB graduate students in this community of writers. When students arrive, they simply sign-in and then choose a desk at which to work. Each writing session will last three hours, and students may work for as little or as much of that period as they wish. Desks are available on a first come basis.
Since Davidson Library is currently undergoing extensive renovations and additions, the Graduate Division’s Writer’s Room will be located in the Student Resource Building, room 1103, not far from the Graduate Student Resource Center.
Monday, June 30, through Friday, September 19
Mondays and Wednesdays: 1 to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays: 9:00 a.m. to noon
The Dissertation Writer’s Room is a part of the Graduate Division’s efforts to help graduate students progress to the successful completion of their degrees. The room encourages productivity, but also offers an opportunity for camaraderie: Come to do you work and also socialize with students from UCSB’s many outstanding graduate programs.
If you have any questions about the Dissertation Writer's Room, or any other career resources, please email Robert Hamm.