BDC Seminar: Seven Secrets of Highly Successful Researchers
Duration 0.5 days
Team Bristol Doctoral College
***Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled indefinitely and will no longer be taking place. We apologise for any inconvenience.***

What do postgraduate research students do to finish on time, to overcome isolation, doubt and writer's block, and to enjoy the process? This seminar describes the seven secrets of highly successful researchers including relationship and time management, seeking assistance when needed, and maintaining your motivation. Developing these key habits will make a difference to how quickly and easily you complete your degree.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Assess your and your supervisors' expectations
  • Develop effective techniques for time management
  • Recognise why writers' block occurs and what you can do about it
  • Employ strategies to stay motivated and maintain a positive attitude in relation to your research
  • Plan ways of getting help when stuck
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

  • Productivity Ninja
  • Getting started with your PhD
  • Online Tutorials: 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. 

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