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Making progress in your 2nd year (ER2)

This course is designed to help you manage the challenges of the mid-stages of your PhD, to stay motivated, and to make effective progress in your thesis. It will focus in detail on the requirements of a doctorate (the hypothesis, the thesis structure and the assessment criteria); and help you action plan accordingly.

By the end of the workshop you will have:

  • recognized the progress you have made in relation to your overall project
  • begun to define and refine your research hypothesis and your thesis structure
  • understood the requirements of the PhD, including the assessment criteria
  • reviewed how you manage your PhD process
  • developed a short- to mid-term action plan to help you successfully complete your thesis.

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Other researchers say:

Never underestimate the power of planning & good feedback.

It helped me in many different ways in terms of time management skills, planning (short term/long term)... It informed me about all that is out there to help me develop and enhance my skills to research effectively.


Additional information:

Who is it for? Doctoral research students early in their 2nd year (or part-time equivalent)

Is any preparation required? No

Is catering provided? Yes. Refreshments and a sandwich lunch.

Who is the tutor? Dr Kate Mahoney / Dr Emma Smith