for postgraduate researchers looking to get organised

PGR bullet journal group

for postgraduate researchers looking to get organised

Attention all list-writers, doodlers, and planner fans! The PGR Bullet Journal Group is here to help you get organised!

Bullet journalling is an analogue planning technique in the digital age - a mode for organising your time and life in a systematic way using a pen and paper. It can be a great resource for goal-setting, habit-tracking, and general life plotting, as well as a way to practice mindfulness and engage in creativity. Plus, it's super fun!

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Bullet journalling lends itself particularly well to long-term projects - like a PhD - enabling users to break down complex projects, tasks, and deadlines into more manageable fragments, as well as creating a space for journallers to identify and celebrate achievements accomplished in the short, medium, and long term.

The PGR Bullet Journal Group runs regularly on the last Friday of every month, from 12:30-1:30pm in Union House Bookable Room 8. We have a good supply of pens and washi tape for you to use as you please, although feel free to bring your own supplies from home. The Bullet Journal Group is a free event, all you need to bring is your own bullet journal. While the event is specifically aimed at Postgraduate Researchers, all UEA bullet journallers are welcome, along with anyone who is new to the hobby and curious to find out more! Use this time to review last month, plan next month, and share ideas with your local journal community.

For the date of the next upcoming Bullet Journal Group meeting, be sure to check out the postgraduate(su) events calendar. You can also keep up-to-date on all of our upcoming events and activities by following us on Facebook and Twitter!

One of the nice things about bullet journalling is that you can be as simple or as extravagant as you like in your planner layouts. Do whatever works best for you!


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This group has been set up in conjunction with the Courage Project, an initiative intended to improve the mental health and wellbeing of Postgraduate Research students at the University of East Anglia. In 2018 we ran two introductory bullet journalling sessions for PGR students - both were fully booked and well-received by attendees, thus spawning a regular monthly meet-up.