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Develop the essential skills to manage yourself and your workload to overcome challenges and successfully complete your research degree.  View and Book these workshops.


Maximise your productivity by starting as you mean to go on. Develop organisation and time management skills, and methods for developing and recording ideas.

How to plan your PhD
The Imposter Syndrome - why successful people often feel like frauds

Manage the challenge of your research degree more effectively by developing skills to manage your workload effectively, balancing different demands on your time and keeping on top of your research and writing.  View and book these workshops.

Working smarter: digital tools for researchers that can save you time

Confidently deal with the challenges of producing and managing data alongside writing your thesis, by effectively managing your workload and working to consistently meet deadlines and complete your research degree on time.  View and book these workshops.

Finishing the thesis and preparing for your viva
Viva survivors



Taking part in any immersive activity from any skills development area will help you to strengthen these skills - get involved with as much as you can! Speak to as many people as you can about your research as good preparation for your viva! 


eBooks, lecture recordings, videos and other resources are available on Blackboard on topics including stress control, succeeding in the viva, managing your research project and time management.