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Postgraduate Research Students

Planning & Managing your Research and Your Career (PhD students)

Research postgraduate courses usually last a number of years, depending on the level of qualification. The main characteristic of a research postgraduate course is that you will complete an original and independent piece of research, which may be in a specialised area related to your undergraduate degree.




Planning & Managing your Research & your Career (PhD Students)

Date: Michaelmas Term 2017
Time & Venue: Various
Target Audience: PhD students in all disciplines

A variety of workshops from the Planning and Managing Your Research and Your Career module for research PhD students in all disciplines will be delivered by Student Learning Development and the Careers Advisory Service this year.

They will take place on various dates throughout the term.

These face-to-face workshop sessions cover:

  • Planning & Time Management
  • Career Planning *
  • Effective Teamwork
  • Literature Review
  • CV Preparation *
  • Developing Critical Writing Skills
  • Effective Presentation Skills
  • Thesis Writing Process
  • Interview Skills *
  • Networking *
  • Viva & Oral Defence Preparation
  • Stress Management

Please see* and for details of workshop dates/times and to register to attend.

Information Systems Services Computer Training

In addition, IS Services run courses on Planning Thesis Production using MS Word, Effective Presentations using Powerpoint and Photoshop for Posters. Please see their schedule at for details.

This module is assessed through attending 11 of the 12 face to face workshops over the course of the PhD and completing a number of assignments. Full module details are available here.

Please contact us if you wish to keep track of your attendance at workshops with the ECTS monitoring form. If you would like more information please contact Tamara O'Connor (Student Learning Development) at or Fiona Hayes (Careers Advisory Service) at

Please register for individual career workshops at There is no need to register for SLD workshops but places are limited on a first-come basis.



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