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What we're writing for


Slow Student:

Noun, often attributive, rarely attributed.

Definition: one who is not afraid to admit they don't want to work hard all the time. 

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What we're writing for


Slow Student:

Noun, often attributive, rarely attributed.

Definition: one who is not afraid to admit they don't want to work hard all the time. 


"The Slow philosophy is not about doing everything at a snail’s pace. It’s about seeking to do everything at the right speed. Savoring the hours and minutes rather than just counting them. Doing everything as well as possible, instead of as fast as possible"

Carl Honoré, In Praise of Slowness
 

Why Should Students Slow Down?

I'm Joe, a Geography PhD at University College London who works too hard.

As both a student and now a teaching assistant,  I have found that students are frantically busy. They worry about their workloads, finances and future careers. The use of university counselling and mental health services is on the rise.

A recent book was written called The Slow Professor. The book was designed to help staff who feel their workloads are too heavy. The book made the simple but startling point that working too hard is not always desirable nor is it healthy.

This website is designed to help students who feel the same.

 



 

 

 

 

Slow News


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Slow News

The Slow Movement on the web

 
 
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SlowStudents at the RGS Annual Conference

We had four papers at a session entitled 'Making the Slow University Inclusive' at Royal Geographical Society's Annual Conference in 2017. They were:

1.       Preparing school students for the slow university – Roy Peachey (Woldingham School, UK)

2.       Navigating research….Slowly – Tessa Holland (Newcastle University, UK)

3.       Between Speed and Slowness: An Independent Researcher’s Search for Academic Rhythm – Basak Tanulku (Independent)

4.       How to slow down students- Joe Thorogood (University College London, UK)

The room was nearly full, quite an achievement for the 9am on the last day of the conference. The discussion was fantastic, and you can expect to see some of the presenters featured in the blog in the coming months.

See the original Call for Papers in the 'Learn More' button.

 

Shut Up and Write!

UCL Geography held its first ever session of Shut up and Write! on the 25th Jan.  Here, students from all years and backgrounds came together for silent, shared writing. We held two more sessions, funded by UCL Changemakers and received positive feedback.

UCL will be holding more Shut up and Write sessions in this new year. As ever, all are welcome. Stay tuned for dates.

The Thesis Whisperer blog is where I first heard about Shut up and Write! Check out their website through the 'Learn More' button.

 

Older slow news is archived and can be accessed through the below link.

Study Drugs on the rise

The use of modafinil and adderall is rising among students who can't focus or need to concentrate for longer as reported by the Guardian. What ever the reason, it's more evidence that we feel overwhelmed by life at university.

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