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Project managing your PhD

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CLO G02

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Please note that this session is open to research students at Birkbeck, University of London only.


Overview

The overall objective of the session is simple and pragmatic - to provide postgraduate students with an overview of frameworks and techniques to become better managers of their own 'PhD project'. Students are welcome to share any particular 'crunch points' they would like to have addressed, by emailing Almuth or Ian.


Session outline

In the first part of the session, Ian will give an overview of project management principles and useful techniques, and will also look at some common mistakes in project management, and how to avoid these. The session will use case studies, examples and socratic questions to build capacity and encourage active learning.

The second part of the session, led by Almuth, will focus on motivational issues to support project management, helping participants to develop a broader work-life balance perspective to ensure sustainable ways of working.

After the presentations there will be light refreshments, with plenty of time for discussion, questions and reflection.


Who is this training for

This training is available to all Birkbeck Graduate Researchers, but will be particularly useful to those who are fairly early in their research degree. For those who have already completed some project management training, there will be a follow up clinic session with Almuth and Ian, which may be more useful to you.


Who is running this workshop

This interactive session will be co-facilitated by Ian McDowall, a senior manager with many years of experience in project management, and Professor Almuth McDowall, Assistant Dean of the Dept. of Organizational Psychology.

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