Broadcast: Events

Becoming an effective researcher

Wednesday 6 November 13:00 until 17:00
Fulton 203
Speaker: Dr Catherine Pope
Part of the series: Researcher Development Programme

Target audience: Doctoral researchers in the early stages from all disciplines.

Workshop description: Pursuing a PhD isn’t just about knowledge – you need to manage yourself, too. Make a successful start to your doctorate with this practical workshop, designed to prepare you for the journey ahead. You’ll get the opportunity to meet researchers from across the University and build your skills in communication, problem-solving, and time-management.

By the end of the session, you’ll have:

  • Identified the key skills and attributes of an effective researcher
  • Considered the challenges of a PhD
  • Established your priorities
  • Boosted your confidence in planning & managing your research
  • Developed a peer support group


13.00 Lunch & refreshments

13.30 Welcome & Introductions

13.45 What Skills do You Need for a PhD?

14.15 Project Managing Your Thesis

15.00 Tea Break

15.15 Establishing Your Priorities

16.00 Staying Focused & Motivated

16.45 Final Thoughts

17.00 Finish

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By: Adam Kreimeia
Last updated: Tuesday, 1 October 2019