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Completing your PhD on time, on budget, and under control (Access through SkillsForge PGR359)
In this course, participants will be introduced to all stages of a project management process relevant to completing doctoral research, from planning a timeline, to breaking the overall project down into doable tasks. It also covers how to prepare and what to do in case something goes wrong, and how to manage finances.
Masterclass in Personal Effectiveness (Access through SkillsForge PGR336)
This masterclass will teach the fundamentals of a growth mindset and personal resilience through identifying common mental blocks and creating positive working and thinking habits to address them. This workshop will cover time management techniques to assist with the proactive planning and prioritising of research. Participants will grow their confidence in testing the boundaries and how to navigate unexpected results or roadblocks.
Recognising and Tackling the Imposter Phenomenon (Access through SkillsForge CRSD5)
In the high-achieving and results-driven world of academia, we are often too quick to be overly critical of ourselves and believe that we are not good enough. This can be a symptom of Imposter Phenomenon – and it’s very common in academia. From undergraduate to professor, many of the most respected academics wake up convinced they are not worthy of their position and are faking it. This workshop explores why people feel Imposter Phenomenon and will discuss different strategies to overcome it.
Staying Well during your PhD (Access through SkillsForge PGR358)
Undertaking a PhD is both an exciting and challenging experience. It can be an emotional roller-coaster. The excitement of working on something you care about, exploring new ideas and making a contribution to knowledge. The challenges of feeling isolated and overwhelmed, dealing with setbacks, uncertainty, conflict and loss of motivation. Inevitably over the course of your PhD you will experience times when things aren’t going so well. This workshop draws on evidence-based strategies to help YOU stay well during your PhD.
The Imposter Syndrome (Access through SkillsForge PGR297)
We will explore what imposter syndrome is, who it affects and why it affects them. We will argue that if seen from a new perspective it becomes a strength and we will provide some top tips for managing the anxiety often associated with it.
Time Management for Part-Time PhD students: Time Management Tools (Access through SkillsForge PGR327)
This workshop explores different time management tools and techniques and how they could be applied to your work as a part-time PhD student. It is a session that involves contributions and ideas from the facilitator and participants.
Time Management for Part-Time PhD students: Values, priorities, and barriers to progress (Access through SkillsForge PGR325)
This workshop will be a reflective session designed to remind you of your priorities and values, identifying barriers to progress and how to work around these. It will help you remember why you are doing the PhD and how this aligns with your life goals, as well as helping you to identify the right things to be doing at this stage of your PhD journey.
Understanding and Managing the Stresses of a Doctorate (Access through SkillsForge PGR282)
Through open group discussion, this participatory workshop will address issues that contribute to the emotional challenge of doing a PhD. You will explore common causes of stress during a PhD whilst learning how to support your wellbeing, develop resilience, improve motivation and focus, enhancing your wellbeing and productivity.
UNIque – For University Women
Step back to understand your career options in and out of the university sector. Explore what is important to you so decisions are based on your values. Get clear no-nonsense advice to help you get that next position. Learn tools to help you set goals and realise them. A blended programme for early career university researchers.