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How to Plan Your PhD

A PhD is a major undertaking yet many people spend more time planning a weekend away than they do planning the next three years of their life.

How to Plan Your PhD. CaRST Credit 3 hours. C: Research Governance and Organisation. Face to Face.


This generally leads to missing deadlines, running overtime, regular crises and lots of stress. If you want to finish on time and enjoy the process along the way then it is important to have a good plan.

You need some very specific skills and tools to plan a PhD. This workshop will introduce you to the PhD Planning Toolkit. You will learn how to use these tools to:

  • create your big picture thesis plan
  • unpack your thesis down into logical parts
  • create tasks lists for each stage of your thesis
  • estimate times and schedule tasks
  • create a Gantt chart for your thesis
  • keep on track as you implement your plan
  • plan your writing
  • manage the finances
  • identify risks and deal with setbacks

At the end of the workshop you will have your own PhD Planning Toolkit and know how to use it to plan your PhD.

How to Plan Your PhD
Target Audience All Postgraduate Research Students
CaRST Credit 3 hours
Domain C: Research Governance and Organisation
Learning Outcomes C2 and C3
Mode of Delivery Face to Face and Online
Pre-requisites None
Resources Not applicable
Speaker Hugh Kearns, ThinkWell
Hugh Kearns is recognised internationally as a public speaker, educator and researcher. His areas of expertise include self-management, positive psychology, work-life balance, learning and creativity. He has coached individuals, teams and executives in a wide range of organisations in the public and private sectors. Hugh lectures and researches at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. As a co-author with Maria Gardiner, he has published ten books which are in high demand both in Australia and internationally.
Provider Adelaide Graduate Centre
Evidence of Completion

Face to Face: The organiser will provide students with a certificate upon completion of the activity

Online: Students will complete an online quiz and record their score

Enquiries

CaRST
or 8313 5882

Dates 7 July 2017, 1:30-4:30pm, North Terrace
Booking

Face to Face and Live Stream: through the University Course Bookings system. Click on the 'Book Online' button below. Be sure to select the appropriate session depending on whether you would like to attend in person or watch the live stream.

Online Recording: to access the online recording, sign up to the CaRST MyUni Course.

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Career and Research Skills Training (CaRST) Unit
Address

Adelaide Graduate Centre
Level 2, Schulz Building
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
SA 5005
AUSTRALIA

Contact

T: +61 8 8313 5882
F: +61 8 8313 5725
carst@adelaide.edu.au