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How to be an effective researcher

Essential workshop for first-year postgraduate researchers

Warwick’s Research Student Skills Programme (RSSP) invites you to this intensive one-day workshop designed to help you make a successful start to your research degree.

"I cannot recommend this service highly enough: I spent the day being encouraged, affirmed and inspired by [the tutors], and got the chance to meet other new PhD students. It was so helpful to talk through challenges like project planning and miscommunication with other people at a similar stage, but from a number of different disciplines." (1st year PhD student, Department of French Studies)

The day provides you with the opportunity to build your understanding, skills and confidence in the following areas:

  • Project planning
  • Communication
  • Working with your supervisor
  • Connecting with the research community
  • Professional development.

You will also hear from the Graduate School and Library about the support they offer during the research process.

How to book:

‘How to Be an Effective Researcher’ runs on selected dates throughout the academic year.

Click on your preferred date below to access the booking page. (Please note: You will not be able to book until you are fully enrolled and have received your IT username.)

Additional information:

Who is it for? Postgraduate research students in the first year (or part-time equivalent) of one of the following degrees: PhD, MPhil, Masters by Research, EngD, EdD, professional doctorate.

We encourage you not to sign up as a block with your departmental colleagues. Meeting researchers from outside your department contributes to a wider view of the research world and increases the efficacy of the workshop.

Is any preparation required? If you have a laptop or tablet, please bring it with you on the day.

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

Who is the lead tutor? Dr Emma Smith