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Seven Secrets of Highly Effective Research Students - session for supervisors28 January 2011
This workshop is being run by Cardiff University. With support from the Vitae SWW Hub, supervisors from HEIs in the SWW Hub region are invited to attend.
Who is it for?
Supervisors of postgraduate researchers at any point in their candidature.
You know what your research student should be doing, but it just doesn't seem to be happening. Despite your best efforts to encourage good habits for your student, it does not work. Why is this, and what can you do to make completing a PhD easier for your students and for you?
Postgraduate Researchers attending the "Seven Secrets" workshop, by Dr Hugh Kearns from Flinders University, have consistently reported a marked improvement in their progress towards completing their PhD. Hugh is a highly acclaimed, entertaining and motivational speaker, who has now developed a version for supervisors based on student requests.
This workshop gives supervisors practical strategies to deal with common problems such as:
- supervisor/student relations
- dealing with writer's block
- attitude (or lack thereof!) in relation to the PhD
- getting your student to seek help when they are stuck
- the student who never has enough time
- treating the PhD like a job
- keeping on going when the going gets tough
There will also be a session tailored for students on the same day, from 13.00 to 16.00pm. Again, with support from the SWW Hub, PGRs from HEIs in the SWW Hub region are invited to attend. They can book on http://www.vitae.ac.uk/swwhubsevensecretspgrs
Please recommend the workshop to them!
Cardiff University, Julian Hodge Lecture Theatre
Julian Hodge Building
- South West and Wales
- Anne Goodman
- Main Lecture theatre, Julian Hodge Building
Main lecture theatre at the Julian Hodge Building, Colum Drive CF10 3EU - no 14 on this map
Refreshments will be provided.
There is no charge for this workshop.
Dr Hugh Kearns lectures and researches at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. For the past seven or eight years he has been running a series of award winning workshops for researchers and research students at about half of all the Australian universities. He now runs intensive workshop programs with several of the leading Research Centres in Australia.
Late last year he was invited to run workshops at the Council of Graduate Schools Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. And for the past two years he has run programs for Vitae. In 2008 he wrote The Balanced Researcher booklet for Vitae and followed this up with a workshop of the same name. Hugh and his colleague have also authored a number of very popular books aimed at research students.
Hugh's area of research and expertise is in self-management, that is issues such as procrastination, overcommitment, perfectionism. My research in this area shows that technical expertise/knowledge is only one part of what makes a researcher successful. A significant area is the ability to manage yourself. These workshops make immediate and significant differences and the participants enjoy them.
You can find much more information about his work and workshops at ithinkwell.com.au