The Seven Secrets of Highly Successful Research Students

Monday, 23 June 2014, 02:00 pm — Monday, 23 June 2014, 04:00 pm

Location HB15 (Hunter Building, near the café)
RSVP Friday, 20 June 2014

Presented by Dr Maria Gardiner from Thinkwell

What do research students do to finish on time, to overcome isolation and doubt and to enjoy the process? And just as importantly what do they do in order to spend guilt-free time with their family and friends and perhaps even have holidays? Do you find that you engage in anything but work on your thesis, constantly telling yourself that tomorrow you'll organise a meeting with your supervisor or get started on your data analysis? And do you find you are highly productive when it comes to organising the postgrad symposium, but not so much when it comes to things related to your research higher degree? Are you really busy and doing a lot of things, but just don't seem to be making as much progress as you would like?

This workshop describes the key habits that our research and experience with thousands of students shows will make a difference to how quickly and easily you complete your research higher degree. Key aspects of this workshop have featured in the journal Nature.

This workshop will help you to understand how to:

  • take (at least some) responsibility for your relationship with your supervisor
  • improve the supervisory experience
  • structure your study time so you get more done in 2 hours than 8
  • overcome perfectionism
  • get the help you need when you are stuck
  • deal with multiple commitments
  • keep on going when the going gets tough

Who is it for: Research students at any point in their candidature.

Off campus students: The workshop will be recorded and available from Blackboard.

To RSVP: please register on typeform