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! Bullet Journaling 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. 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!


In 2018/19, the Bullet Journaling Group was a monthly meet-up; we are hoping to continue this trend in the spring semester of 2019/20 following our introductory session. You can contact Liane Ward ( to find out about any upcoming bullet journal sessions that are being run. 



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This group was 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.