Effective Researcher - Effective Progress
A Vitae North West Hub event
The University of Manchester, Thursday 20 February 2014:
Postgraduate researchers early in the second year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) doctoral research
- to help you maintain the momentum of your doctorate as you enter your second year (full-time equivalent)
- to refocus on the wider process of successfully completing your doctorate on time.
This course has been designed to help you navigate this extremely challenging middle part of your doctorate. It is an opportunity to review what you have done to date, and explore how that relates to what you need to achieve overall, as well as looking ahead to what needs to be done in the short- to medium-term future.
What will you gain?
This course offers you the opportunity to:
- (re-)clarify where you are within the doctoral process
- consider some critical success factors for the second year of a doctorate
- identify, clarify and be able to express clearly and cogently your research hypothesis (the thesis in your thesis), and possibly some research questions
- begin to focus on what your thesis should look like (structure), including considering the assessment criteria
- focus on managing that process
- set out your individual plan for the coming year, and agree a review procedure for it.
Free, open to Postgraduate researchers early in the second year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) doctoral research