Many thanks to those of you who attended yesterday's session on 'Planning The PhD'. I enjoyed talking to so many of you about your research plans for the next three+ years! Whilst some project management tools might seem to be familiar or common sense, it is certainly useful to consider how to plan such a large project - especially when completing a PhD these days means … [Read more...] about Project Management – Planning the PhD
This year's Training and Development Programme in the Humanities got off to a stellar start with a session on 'Managing Your Supervisor', facilitated by Professor Adrian Armstrong from the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures. It will come as no surprise that the supervisory relationship is one of the most important things in the completion of a research thesis and … [Read more...] about Managing Your Supervisor
The 2009 PGR Induction included an 'expectations' session for each of the Schools in the Faculty. In a rapidly changing academic environment expectations of PhD students across the UK varies widely, depending on the individual, the discipline and the institution. The expectations sessions revealed a number of priorities for the successful completion (or output) of a research … [Read more...] about Expectations and the PhD
Yesterday saw the Induction for all new PGRs in the Faculty of Humanities. It was lovely to see so many new faces and I hope to see you all again at some of the forthcoming training sessions scheduled for 2009/10. I wanted to take this opportunity, on behalf of the Skills Training and Development Team, to wish you all every success with your PhD programme! … [Read more...] about Welcome to New PGRs!
Welcome to the new Doc Blog for Humanities PGRs! This is a new blog designed for PGRs in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Manchester. Here I will aim to post information of relevance, comments and information about PGR Development issues. I have also linked to other useful blogs and websites of interest, I hope you find it helpful! New Skills Training … [Read more...] about Welcome to the Doc Blog for Humanities PGRs!