Planning your PhD

 

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 over time, 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. You will learn how to use these tools 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 setbacks

At the end of the workshop you will have your own PhD Planning Toolkit and know how to use it to plan your PhD.

 

Who is it for:                        HDR Students in early to mid-candidature

 

Maximum numbers:           Unlimited

 

Presenter: Hugh Kearns, ThinkWell™
Hugh Kearns is recognised internationally as a public speaker, educator and researcher. His areas of expertise include self-management, positive psychology, work-life balance, learning and creativity. He draws on over twenty years of experience as a leading training and development professional within the corporate, financial, education and health sectors in Ireland, Scotland, New Zealand and Australia. He has coached individuals, teams and executives in a wide range of organisations in the public and private sectors. Hugh lectures and researches at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. He is widely recognised for his ability to take the latest research in psychology and education and apply it to high-performing people and groups. As a co-author with Maria Gardiner, he has published five books which are in high demand both in Australia and internationally.