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The Balanced Researcher

So you're a Postgraduate Student researcher. Chances are then that you are pretty busy.

The Balanced Researcher. CaRST Credit 3 hours. Domain B: Personal Effectiveness. Face to Face.


Firstly there's your research. Writing proposals. Getting ethics approval. Dealing with the paperwork. Meetings. Applying for grants. Getting grants and then managing the money and the people. Writing reports. And that's all before you even get to the actual research. Then there's papers to write, rejection letters to deal with and conferences to attend.

And for most people research is just one of the things you do. You might teach or tutor, run demonstrations, or manage a unit or even have another completely different job.

And that's just work. No matter how much you enjoy your research it's a fair bet that there are other parts to your life too. For example you probably have a family or friends, you may have social commitments and you may even have some personal interests.

This seminar will describe the most useful strategies that thousands of researchers have found helpful in balancing the many demands on their time.

  • how to be effective with your time
  • specific strategies for coping with email overload
  • picking the right things to work on
  • dealing with distractions and interruptions
  • how to say NO gracefully
  • setting boundaries
  • looking after me
The Balanced Researcher
Target Audience All Postgraduate Research Students
CaRST Credit 3 hours
Domain B: Personal Effectiveness
Learning Outcomes B2
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 1 December 2017, 1:30-4:30pm, North Terrace
Booking

Face to Face: through the University Course Bookings system. Click on the 'Book Online' button below.

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

Book Online

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