• Training Room

    Planning your PhD
    Provider   Researcher Development Programme

    Participants will learn how to finish their PhD on time and enjoy the process along the way by utilising specific skills and tools. This workshop will introduce participants to the PhD Planning Toolkit.

Duration 1 half day

Course Type Workshop

Booking Status Waiting List

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Target Audience: Postgraduate Research Students

A PhD is a major undertaking yet many people spend more time planning a weekend away than they do planning the next three years of their life. This generally leads to missing deadlines, running overtime, regular crises and lots of stress. If you want to finish on time and enjoy the process along the way then it is important to have a good plan. You need some very specific skills and tools to plan a PhD. This workshop will introduce you to the PhD Planning Toolkit.

By the end of the workshop participants will know how to:

  • Create your big picture thesis plan
  • Unpack your thesis down into logical parts
  • Create tasks lists for each stage of your thesis
  • Estimate times and schedule tasks
  • Create a Gantt chart for your thesis
  • Keep on track as you implement your plan
  • Plan your writing
  • Manage the finances
  • Identify risks and deal with setback.

Delivered By: Hugh Kearns


Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend a course please cancel your place as soon as possible, with at least 3 working days notice via the online booking system http://bookings.strath.ac.uk/mybookings.asp.

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PG Certificate in Researcher Professional Development

All postgraduate research students are eligible to access the Researcher Development Programme workshops. This workshop can contribute towards the PG Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PG Cert RPD).

You can find credit and class information in the Researcher Development Programme Handbook and in NEPTUNE (Engineering, HaSS) or SPIDER (Science).


Please check with your department or Supervisor to confirm if you are enrolled on the PG Cert RPD and how many credits you are expected to achieve if you are unsure.