Science Library PhD Day

PhD Survival Kit and Shut Up & Write

Are corona restrictions ruining your workflow? Is fieldwork put on hold? Is the essential equipment you ordered stuck in mail somewhere? Join research support staff from the University library to see what services ARE available during shutdown. This is a golden chance to fill gaps, build skills and complete tasks so you are prepared when the society FINALLY reopens!



PhD life is full of questions. Have I overlooked relevant literature? In which journal should I publish? Having difficulties to find dedicated time to write? 

These and other questions will be answered in our seminar, with a focus on how you can rework your workflow and take advantage of the services that are still open, even under all kinds of corona restrictions - a survival kit of a seminar!

You can directly apply your new skills in the second half of the seminar. We host two"Shut up & Write" sessions, a concept to work and write productively. Each sessions consists of 45 minutes of dedicated time and space to focus on writing/literature research, without distractions (no email, no phone, no SoMe), followed by a 15 minutes social break.


    10:15–11:30 PhD survival kit
    What can the library do for you? (20 min)
    How to access the literature you need (10 min)
    Coffee break (5 min)
    Rework your workflow for Corona times! (20 min)
    How to stay up-to-date and on-track (20 min)

    11:30-11:50 Breakout room session
    «Meet your subject librarian»
    Do you have any questions or specific research problems (e.g. finding appropriate article databases, trouble finding articles that are not open access, or difficulties with reference management software), or just want to exchange experiences with other PhD's in your field, fill up your coffee mug and join this informal group session.  

    11:50-12:00 UiB Doc presentation

    12:00-12:10 Wrap up and short introduction to Shut up & Write 

    12:10-13:00 Lunch

    13:00-13:45 Shut Up and Write
    1. writing session

    13:45-14:00 Coffee break on Zoom

    14:00-14:45 Shut Up and Write
    2. writing session

    14:45-15:00 Coffee break on Zoom

    If you are able to participate for only one of the writing sessions, please join the Zoom-meeting during the coffee break, and not during the writing session.