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Seven Secrets of Highly Successful Research Students

What do higher degree by research (HDR) students do to finish on time, to overcome isolation, doubt and writers 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.

Seven Secrets of Highly Successful Research Students. CaRST Credit 3 hours. B: Personal Effectiveness. Face to Face.

This workshop describes the key habits that our research and experience with thousands of students shows will make a difference to how quickly and easily you complete your HDR. Just as importantly, these habits can greatly reduce the stress and increase the pleasure involved in completing a HDR.

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!) in relation to your research
  • dealing with writers 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
Seven Secrets of Highly Successful Research Students
Target Audience All Postgraduate Research Students
CaRST Credit 3 hours
Domain B: Personal Effectiveness
Learning Outcomes B1 and 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

2017 Course Dates

21 April 2017, 1:30pm - 4:30pm,
Chapman Lecture Theatre, Engineering North


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

Adelaide Graduate Centre
Level 2, Schulz Building
SA 5005


T: +61 8 8313 5882
F: +61 8 8313 5725