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Practical project management (R1R)

Enhanced ‘project management’ skills can help you succeed in your research project(s), as well as being highly sought after by employers. This training course will equip you with applied project management skills and an overview of various project-planning techniques. It will give you the confidence to tackle the issues and situations that arise when engaged in a long-term piece of research.

As a result of attending this course you will:

  • understand what makes your research a 'project'
  • realise what will help achieve and hinder successful completion of your research project
  • identify and understand the importance of stakeholders and good stakeholder relationships
  • identify, plan against and manage risk
  • set realistic goals and timelines (using techniques such as GANTT, critical path analysis and PERT) and consider how to stick to them
  • be aware of how to cope when things don't go to plan
  • develop and take away a project plan for your own research project.

Additional information:

Who is it for? All postgraduate research students registered for one of the following
degrees: PhD, MPhil, Masters by Research, EngD, EdD, professional doctorate.

Note for PGCTSS students: There is also a follow-up workshop (Practical Project Management Day 2), which is required for students taking the PGCTSS module (CH958), but optional for all others. You need to register separately for this second workshop after attending the first day.

Is any preparation required? No

Is catering provided? Yes. Refreshments and lunch vouchers

Who is the tutor? Kiley Brown / Lisa Faulkner