Praxis - TIPS for Project Managing your Research - Dr David Acquaye

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Bridge House (CBH 008)

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The BAM Researcher Development Hub | This event is specially designed for research students and members of staff at the University of Chester's Faculty of Business & Management (BAM).

Eligibility: Open to all researchers and interested parties.

A public research seminar - Praxis is the fusion of theory and practice; a rich opportunity to develop and stretch with light refreshments.

This session is part of researcher and research development forming part of the Faculty of Business and Management Doctoral Programmes.

Details of this praxis session are:

TIPS for Project Managing your Research - Dr David Acquaye

Brief Abstract/Description of TIPS

Managing your research project to achieve the required objectives may be very challenging if some attention to detail on some project management techniques are not ensured. The consequences of such a scenario may result in the lack of clarity of your research and theoretical depth, weak methodology and as result leading to your findings challenged at every single opportunity.

TIPS (Time, Image, Plan and Summary) attempts to address the potential issues connected to the management of research. It almost guarantees that the researcher is in full control or has clarity on every aspect of the research. TIPS has been effectively used to supervise dissertations at all levels and the results have been outstanding student learning experience. Applying TIPS, David’s PHD was finished in less than 30months. He successfully defended his thesis with a single page via TIPS. Finally, the problem of finding it difficult to understand your thesis after some years of submission is reduced to the barest minimum because of TIPS. In this session, TIPS will be explored using a set of activities to help with its implementation.

Short Biography

David is currently an Associate Professor and Head of Department for Analytics & Finance at Chester Business School. Before joining University of Chester in September, 2015, David taught on programmes run by Cardiff Metropolitan University and Anglia Ruskin University through the London School of Commerce. He taught on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. His area of specialism is Project Finance, Stock Market Reaction and Capital Structure. Over the last 11 years in Higher Education, he has delivered these areas of specialism to both undergraduate and postgraduate students with special emphasis on application to practice.

His unique teaching methods have won him prestigious awards such as Professional Mentor of the Year, 2018 (1839 Awards - University of Chester) ‘Excellence in Teaching’-Above And Beyond 2016 Awards (University of Chester) and ‘Outstanding Teacher Fellowship’ Award, 2012 (Cardiff Metropolitan University). This has made him a focal point for mentoring and peer observations at Chester Business School. Outside the classroom, David has actively engaged in the activities of Quality Assurance and Enhancement (QAE) and Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Boards and External Examining duties. Until his appointment as Head of Department, he was the Deputy Head for the Business and Finance Department. In this position he championed policies geared towards the enhancement of student experience within the University of Chester.

The format:

  • Refreshments and networking (20 minutes)
  • Research seminar (20 minutes)
  • Questions and answers (20 minutes)

Car Parking

Car Park Entry and Exit Barrier, Queen’s Park Campus is now place:

Students - can all students who use the car park and require entry please bring University ID cards, as this will be the only way to gain access. ID cards will activate the entrance barrier by passing the card over the reader.

Staff – all staff ID cards have been activated and will work on the entrance barrier by passing the card over the reader. If any staff member does not have an ID card please contact Janette Torry at LiS ( to obtain a new card.

Visitors – your visit will be booked in via reception ahead of your arrival, and you can obtain a parking permit. At the intercom, press for either Bridge or Churchill reception to be let in.

Parking restrictions are still in place so valid parking passes are also required.

Alternative parking arrangements (approximately 10 minute walk away):

NCP Car Parks – Pepper Street, short walk away (early bird rate from £7.00 per day)

Delamere Street, Chester, CH2 2AY (£4 – up to two hours)

Little Roodee, Chester, CH1 1SL (£4 - up to three hours)

Market Street, Chester, CH1 2BB (£3.70 – up to two hours)

Trinity Street, Chester, CH1 2BD (£2 – up to 1.5hours)

Please allow plenty of time before your visit.

Please see the map for directions: click on Queen’s Park Campus link.

Disclaimer: We will try to ensure all events run as advertised, but there may be exceptional circumstances when an event cannot run as advertised. While we will take reasonable action to ensure an equivalent session runs, we accept no liability for any costs incurred as a result.

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