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Keynote: Ten Things I Wish I'd Known Before My PhD - Prof Cathy Urquhart

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The annual Research Student Conference will run from 25th-27th April 2017 showcasing the best in postgraduate research at UWS. There will be two days of student presentations in P118 Paisley followed by our annual poster event and awards ceremony in Brough Hall on 27th April.

This years keynote speaker is Prof. Cathy Urquhart of Manchester Metropolitan University, author of Grounded Theory for Qualitative Research: A Practical Guide.

Ten Things I Wish I’d Known Before I did My PhD

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Doing a PhD takes time, effort, and money. It can be a wonderful, rewarding and transforming experience, but it can also be a difficult one. This is often because we fail to understand that the PhD is as much a socially constructed endeavor as well as an intellectual one. This half hour talk considers ten things I wish I’d known before I embarked on my PhD, and the idea is to pass on some tips to make the journey smoother. It covers such issues as collaborating with your supervisor for publication, managing your PhD as a project, and why you don’t have to be a genius to do a PhD.

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