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Hugh Kearns presents different workshops each year in Hilary term.

COURSE AIM

What do post-docs and research students do to finish on time, to overcome isolation, doubt and writer’s block, and to enjoy the process? And just as importantly what do they do in order to spend guilt-free time with their family and friends and perhaps even have holidays? If this sounds appealing, then this session will be of particular use to you.

This workshop describes the key habits that our research and experience with thousands of researchers shows will make a difference to how quickly and easily you complete your research. These habits can greatly reduce the stress and increase the pleasure involved in completing a post-doc or research degree.

COURSE CONTENT

The workshop helps you to understand how to increase your effectiveness and outcomes in the following key areas:

  • how you deal with your supervisor
  • how you structure your study time
  • your attitude (or lack thereof!) to your research
  • dealing with writer’s block or having difficulty writing
  • getting the help you need when you are stuck
  • juggling multiple commitments and never having enough time
  • keeping on going when the going gets tough

Who is it for?

Post-docs and research students

COURSE LENGTH

Half a day workshop.

 

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

120

 

Booking Instructions

Please read the updated instructions before booking. 

Terms and Conditions

Please read the Terms and Conditions for course booking and attendance. These have been updated for Trinity Term 2019.

*** NEW COURSES ***

Micro-Internship Programme for Research Staff - second round for applications opens Tuesday 23 April

'Academic English' courses available at the Oxford University Language Centre to help international students and staff improve their academic communication.

Limited spaces available for non-RDM MSD research staff on the RDM Learning and Development programme

iSkills for the Medical Sciences Division: Introduction to Mendeley (run by Bodleian iSkills) - book now for places during April-July.

Mixing it up mixed research methods course at the Department for Continuing Education (free for Oxford DPhil students) - 23 April to 11 June

Three Minute Thesis Competition launched, deadline 25 May 

Writing a medical conference abstract 11 June

How and why to undertake a systematic review 21 June 

Forthcoming events

Scientific Computing in MATLAB

Research Skills

Wednesday, 08 May 2019 to Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 9am - 5pm

This course is scheduled in Trinity term.

Poster production

Research Skills

Thursday, 09 May 2019, 9.30am to 12.30pm

PLEASE NOTE: This course is run by IT Services Learning Centre (ITLC). The 'Apply for this course' button will take you to the ITLC booking process. This course is scheduled to run in Hilary and Trinity terms.

Preparing for Learning and Teaching at Oxford

Teaching Skills

Monday, 13 May 2019, 10am to 4.30pm

This course is scheduled each term.

X-Ray Crystallography

Research Skills

Monday, 13 May 2019, 10am to 4.30pm

This course is scheduled only in Trinity term.

Writing and publishing research papers

Communication Skills Research Skills

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 9.30am to 4.30pm

This course is scheduled in all three terms.

Experimental Design: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Research Skills

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 9am to 5pm

This course is scheduled each term.