For more information: Researcher Development (

Trainer: Dr Sarah Robins-Hobden

Location: (ONLINE)

This workshop is a two-parter and participants are required to attend BOTH sessions, which are scheduled as follows:
27th October 2021 (09:30-11:30)
28th October 2021 (09:30-11:30).

Competing priorities, tight timeframes, and a sense of overwhelm… that was the norm for researchers before the pandemic. Right now you may be trying to achieve the same as before but with fewer resources and greater responsibilities vying more pressingly for your energy and attention.

This two-part digital programme will help you to scope exactly how your landscape (and some of the rules) have changed. You’ll review the extent and limits of your new working environment, review your priorities and what that means for your workload now. Then you’ll be in a better place to define how you choose to work within those changes.

Part 1: Surveying your landscape and triaging your priorities. (27th October)

Part 2: Designing your new working patterns and systems (28th October)

Manage your attention, not your time. With greater clarity on your landscape and present priorities, experiment with some tools that help you optimise small pockets of time; cultivate your capacity for focus; and allocate work and domestic life to your individual rhythms. There will be a short pre-course task and accompanying workbook.

Please note: This workshop is highly interactive, and participants are expected to take part in activities, discussions, and small group breakout rooms.

Book a place below and the link to join the session online will be sent to your Sussex or BSMS email address one day before the event.

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