Project Management for Researchers: Planning your PhD
Duration 1 day
Team Bristol Doctoral College
Starting and managing a long-term research project requires strategies to stay on track, keep motivated and monitor your progress. Aimed at new PhD students, this workshop introduces various project-planning tools and approaches that you can apply to help you manage yourself, your research, and your time effectively during your doctorate. Throughout the day, you will work in groups with other new researchers to set goals and action plans to help you successfully navigate the early stages of your research. 

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Reflect on and prepare for the demands of a doctoral research degree
  • Learn and practice using basic project planning tools to apply to your  research
  • Identify your personal goals and commit to moving these forward
  • Develop a short and mid-term actions
For / Special Requirements For postgraduate researchers at the start of their research degree.

Please note, by registering for this workshop you are agreeing to participate fully in the activities for the full duration of the workshop. 

Further information Related workshops

  • Getting started with your PhD
  • Seven Secrets of Highly Successful Researchers
  • Researcher Development Online: Managing your Research Project

Cancellation notice: space for this session is limited. Please let us know as soon as possible if you are no longer able to attend so that your place can be allocated to another student. Your faculty may incur a charge of £50, to cover the cost of your place, should you fail to attend on the day or cancel any latter than 3 full working days before the course. You may also be restricted from future bookings.

If you are unable to attend the course due to unexpected emergencies (i.e., sickness, caring responsibilities, etc.) please notify us by email ( as soon as possible on the day of the course, if not before. 

Please note this training room does not have a hearing loop for hearing aid users. If you wish to attend this session please contact the Bristol Doctoral College.
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