UB|SchreibCamp - Winter Term 2023/24

UB|SchreibCamp - what is it?

We at the library are hosting the UB|SchreibCamp, a one-week writing week, for the third time in the winter edition from 04.03. to 08.03.2024. After two rounds in 2023, we are starting the third round at the end of the 2023/24 winter term.

As before, the programme is fully focused on writing academic papers. The programme covers everything from planning writing projects, correct citation and literature management to tips on Word, LaTex and other tools. You can ask the library training team all your questions about literature and the correct handling of information and data in individual counselling sessions and in the Research Café.

You can also take part in our joint, guided writing sprints: UB|SchreibSprints. You will realise that you are not alone with your writing challenge - and in the best case, you will find writing buddies with whom you can support each other even after the UB|SchreibCamp. In addition, we also have various offers from university sports and the ABZ/Psychological Counselling Centre.

Why should you join?

We know it from our own experience: writing academic texts is not something to do in between and can sometimes be overwhelming. In addition, you have the feeling that you are the only person who has to conquer this mountain of writing - so it helps to know that others feel the same way.

What do former participants of the UB|SchreibCamp say?

We asked you what you liked about the first UB|SchreibCamp ... here are the answers:

  • "The most important thing for me was a productive environment and other fellow students. BaseCamp was ideal, with a relaxed yet focussed atmosphere and other people."
  • "I liked having a fixed place and a kind of 'obligation' to come to the library and write."
  • "What helped me? The group atmosphere, the rooms and the new people with whom it was easy to 'just go with the flow'."
  • "The chance to take a break together motivated me to reach my goal by this time."
  • "The most important thing for me was no longer being alone with my term paper."
  • "What helped the most was the lunchtime sport followed by a writing sprint. This meant I didn't fall into a midday low and was very balanced and able to work productively."

When and where?

The UB|SchreibCamp 2023/24 - Winter Edition takes place from 04.03. to 08.03.2024. We start in the morning with a check-in and close the day together with a check-out. Input sessions will take place in four blocks in the morning and afternoon. The GW/GSW Library is open until 10pm, so that all night owls can add a few writing hours.

The 3rd UL|WritingCamp takes place in the red library (GW/GSW, Humanities and Social Sciences) at the Essen campus. In our BaseCamp in the Library Hall (Bibliothekssaal) you will find an info point, a cup of coffee and the one or other writing tip from your WritingBuddies and our experts. There are also counselling and training rooms on the ground floor; on the 1st floor we have another training room and a room for our WritingSprints. Please note that you have to register for the sessions. Registrations will be activated in our Moodle course room two weeks before the writing week.

For who?

The UB|SchreibCamp is open to all UDE students who have an academic paper in the pipeline and may want to submit it in spring 2024.


Participation is of course free of charge. There are limited spots for the input sessions. For CoffeeLectures you can simply come to the BaseCamp; you can also join the writing sprints spontaneously.

Why are we doing this?

After the first two editions of the UB|SchreibCamp, we received such a positive response that we wanted to offer another writing week as soon as possible. Our aim is for you to find a good writing community that helps you to write your text, motivates you and shows you that you are not alone in the sometimes very big challenge of writing.

What happens next, how can I register?

You can find all information about registration here on the website and in our Moodle course room. Registration will be activated approx. two weeks before the start of the event. We will inform you about the announcements in the forum and of course on our our Instragram channel (@ub.de).

If you have any questions, please write to us at schreibcamp.ub@uni-due.de.


We have put together a wide range of events for you. You have to register for most of them, but you can come along spontaneously to some of them without registering.

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Registration & participation

Participation is free.

You can find all the information about registration in our Moodle course room.

Missed it?

Practice writing in our regular writing sprints, the UB|SchreibSprints.