PROJECT MANAGEMENT TRAINING FOR
THE MIDDLE STRETCH
FOR ALL PHD STUDENTS AFTER THEIR DOCTORAL PROGRESSION (about Year 2 for full-
time students, Year 3 or 4 for part-time students)
We have now organised a half-day project management course appropriate for PhD students in all disciplines. Although this is not compulsory, we strongly urge you all to attend on:
Thursday 27 May 2010, 09.30 – 12.30, Leisure Centre Matthews room 2
Project management skills are highly valued by employers, and this training will help you acquire the skills and know how to develop them through your PhD programme.
The training is not itself an accredited research training module, but most of you will be registered on modules which include some form of project management. In these cases you can use this training half-day as one of the activities contributing to the module, and incorporate it within your portfolio for assessment. It will complement other activities within your research training programme. Note that Research Management is one of the seven categories of skills set out in the Joint Skills Statement from the Research Councils (see Keele Code of Practice Annex D5).
The external trainer we are using is Professor Roger Linford who has run similar courses elsewhere and at Keele.
? are you on schedule? - What does this mean for you?
? brief replay of techniques for planning your work
? thesis writing - where are you?
? experimental work - have you hit significant snags yet? If not, why not? ? analysis and discussion - how are you tackling this?
? what to do if you are swamped
? are you working at the right level? How can you know?
? how to lift the level to make your doctorate shine
? how to keep abreast of the immediate and cognate literature
? how to focus - are you too narrow or too broad? Again, how will you know? ? how to prepare for publication
? tips on how to present your work
? what are your rights and responsibilities on authorship?
? have you met your examiners yet? What does this question signify for you?
(conferences, target audience)
Please register now by emailing Rachel Roberts in the Graduate School
(r.n.roberts@keele,ac.uk) to confirm attendance.