Are you facing the daunting task of writing your thesis? No need to do it all alone! Thesis Together is here to connect students like you who are working on their thesis: in person and virtually. Together, you can work on your thesis, share tips and tricks, or simply help each other stay motivated.
Why Thesis Together?
Writing a thesis can be overwhelming, and while you do receive support from your supervisor or program, there are often limitations on how often you can meet or ask questions. Do any of these sound familiar?
- Struggling with motivation?
- Want to boost productivity between supervisor meetings?
- Curious about how other students are navigating their thesis journey?
- Seeking more feedback on your thesis drafts?
- Wondering about effective thesis-writing strategies?
- Alone in your thesis journey after finishing your courses?
- Need to vent your thesis-related frustrations?
Thesis Together is there for you!
What is Thesis Together?
Thesis Together is your hub for support from fellow students who are tackling their theses. We offer three key ways to help you succeed:
Weekly Thesis Together writing sessions
Join us every Thursday from 12:45 to 16:30 in room RT 101. Writing alongside peers in the same room can boost your productivity and motivation.
Thesis Together on Canvas
Connect with fellow students, form writing groups, ask questions, and share tips on our Canvas discussion board. Access valuable resources from Scriptorium's writing experts within the Canvas course. Enrol yourself here.
Thesis Together Slack group
Chat, vent, or organize impromptu writing sessions from the comfort of your couch. Discover who's available for collaborative writing on short notice. Join here.
Frequently asked questions
Is Thesis Together suitable for me?
If you're working on your thesis, it's perfect for you—regardless of your program, thesis stage, or experience. Feel free to give it a try; you can leave at any time.
Where and when are the weekly writing sessions held?
The weekly writing sessions take place every Thursday, from 12:45 to 16:30, in room RT 101. This is on the first floor of Reitse Toren building. The room has ample power outlets for charging your laptop, and there’s a large presentation screen for looking at content together. You can choose to create your own private workspace, or you can move the tables and create groups.
Do the writing sessions take place every week?
Yes, except for Thursday December 28, between Christmas and New Year, and Thursday January 4, 2024. On these dates, you can still find some others to write with in our Slack channel and reserve a room in LibCal.
How do the weekly writing sessions work?
Short answer: You bring your laptop and work on your thesis.
- Say ‘hi’ to your fellow thesis writers and tell each other what you’re working on. What’s going well, and what is more of a struggle? This helps break the ice.
- Work on your thesis.
- Ask each other questions and/or answer those of others. Share any tips and strategies that work for you.
- Take breaks. Grab a coffee with your fellow thesis writers and get to know each other better.
Want to get the most out of the writing session? Follow these pro tips:
- Tip 1: Set a goal for what you want to achieve during the meeting. Share it with the others, and at the end tell each other briefly if you achieved it. Didn’t make it? Say what you’ll do next time to catch up. This helps keeping yourself accountable for the progress you made.
- Tip 2: Use www.pomofocus.io to time yourself and to remember to take breaks.
Who will be there during the weekly writing sessions?
Only fellow students working on their theses. No lecturers or psychologists present.
Do I need to register for the weekly writing sessions?
No registration needed; just show up.
How will I know if there will be other students at the weekly writing sessions?
Post on the Canvas discussion board or check our Slack group.
How can I join the Canvas course?
You can enroll yourself by using this link.
How can I join the Slack group?
Can I create my own channels in Slack?
Absolutely! We created the group, but students are in charge. Use it as you see fit. However, we do reserve the right to remove any content that we deem inappropriate.
What if I am concerned about my privacy in the Slack group?
Rest assured, only individuals with a Tilburg University email address can join and access the group. Others can only see your name and email address. To foster a friendly atmosphere, we recommend adding a profile picture. Beyond that the amount of information you choose to include in your profile and share in the group is entirely up to you. Inform us using the ‘Contact us’ button if you have any concerns about what happens in the Slack group.
Have another question?
Click the 'Contact us' button in the bottom right corner for assistance.