For more information: Researcher Development (

Trainer: Dr Catherine Pope

Location: Online (via Zoom)

Target audience: Doctoral researchers at all stages and from all disciplines.

It's tough doing a PhD under normal circumstances, but it's even harder during a pandemic. Your original plan is no longer viable and you’re running out of time.

Flexibility and adaptation are key skills for doctoral researchers. In this practical and interactive webinar, I'll help you get back on track. We’ll clarify your aims, map out some alternative routes, and create an achievable plan B.

We'll cover:

By the end of the session you'll have the confidence and clarity you need to take the next steps towards finishing your thesis.

Technical requirements: This webinar includes group discussions, activities and downloadable resources.

About the facilitator: Dr Catherine Pope is an experienced coach and facilitator who has supported over 3,500 PhD students. She completed her own PhD at Sussex in 2014 and now runs

Sign up and the link will be emailed to your Sussex or BSMS address one day before the event.