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How to fail your research degree

Join us for a board-gaming session all about your research! Will you reach your write-up with ease or get side-tracked by lost data, absent supervisors, or your sister’s wedding? This session will encourage you to think about the project management aspects of your research in a fun and interactive way.

Please book your chosen date below.

Please note: due to room availability over the summer we have very limited capacity for these sessions. Please book early to avoid disappointment. If you can no longer attend please cancel your session online so that we can offer your place to someone else on the waiting list.

Places may occasionally be available on the day of the workshops. You are welcome check with the tutor at the workshop if there is space. Please note that we cannot guarantee you a place if you chose to do this, and that the tutor’s decision is final.

Workshops scheduled:


This session will involve peer to peer conversations, collaboration, and an element of competition. It may be noisy. You will be required to interact with other people playing the game - it is not possible to simply observe. You can watch a short video at to learn more about the game.

We welcome students with visible and non-visible disabilities, specific learning differences, or other complex needs, in all of our workshops. The rooms we have been given to use over the summer are smaller than usual, please check here for room information and layout.

We encourage you to get in touch if you have any specific access requirements, or need more information about the content and delivery method of a specific workshop. We will do our best to ensure that you are able to attend. You can contact Erika directly at