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Focus: Middle of the Road

This workshop is designed to refocus you when you're around halfway through your PhD journey by setting aside some dedicated time to reflect on how you are managing your PhD and yourself, and where you could make improvements - there's still time! During this session we will discuss the mid-thesis blues and bust some common writing myths. You will be guided to revisit your PhD goals, take stock of where you are currently positioned, amend your original plan, and create a 12 month plan of action.
When Jan 21, 2020
from 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Where Tennenbacherstr 4, Room 105
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This Focus Session is designed to help you maintain your pace in the middle phase of your PhD journey. Set aside some dedicated time for guided reflection and exchange on how you are managing your PhD, getting and getting out of the mid-thesis blues, and how you plan to achieve your PhD goals.
The session will help you to reflect on
  • what you have achieved and where you need to go
  • maintaining wellbeing at the PhD cross-roads
  • planning steps to achieve your overall goals and publication strategy

The outcome of the session will be a 12 month plan of action, based on guided self-reflection and exchange with peers during the workshop.

Teaching methods:
  • Presentation
  • Facilitated discussion
  • Guided individual reflection and goal-setting
  • Group work
  • Peer exchange

What should I bring? Please bring your laptop, any hard copy planners / diaries / calendars you are currently using, any notes you have on your PhD goals / timelines

Who should come?  PhDs who are roughly 12mo post-starting or in the middle of their PhD. 

Convenor: Dr Kimberley O'Sullivan

Register until Jan 10. Minimum 8 - Maximum 20 Participants