Peers for PhDs: Self Motivation and Setting Achievable Goals

Thursday, 26th November – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT

Event Registration

An invite from Ella and Carys:

“The next Peers for PhDs meeting at the end of this month will be centred around discussing self-motivation and setting achievable goals throughout the PhD! It will be hosted by myself, a PhD student in the Electrical Engineering building and Carys, a PhD student in the Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology department! We have a short informal presentation with some tips and discussion points on being self-motivated and setting smart and realistic goals during this difficult and isolated time! The aim is to have an open discussion with everyone contributing tips or struggles.

The session will be on zoom on Thursday 26th of November at 6-8pm! Please register with the link above to join us then and find more information about the event.

The zoom link will be sent out to registrants next week,

All PhD students at the University of Liverpool are invited to join the conversation. You can be added to the mailing list or ask questions by contacting, and please pass on the message to any PhD students you think might be interested in this event,

Hope you are well and hope to see you there next Thursday,

All the best,

Ella and Carys”

Further Opportunities : Researcher Knowhow and The British Library

New PhD Researchers may be interested in the following development opportunities:

Researcher Knowhow

The Researcher KnowHow team are offering a range of online webinars this Autumn from ‘Copyright and your thesis’ to ‘Choosing the right journal ‘ and ‘ Planning and doing a search for your systematic review ‘. See the library calendar from more details and links to register. Places are limited.

Library training – Upcoming Researcher KnowHow events

British Library

In light of the ongoing pandemic, the British Library have had to make significant changes to the Library’s established series of Doctoral Open Days and are now looking forward to engaging with new researchers in a different, but nonetheless engaging and inspirational way.

In early 2021 they will be offering all first-year PhD students the opportunity to hear from expert staff via a programme of free online webinars, which will explain the practicalities of using the Library and its services, with increased focus on our digital collections and resources.

The webinars will take place every Wednesday afternoon between 14 January and 3 March 2021, starting with a first general introduction and followed by additional events exploring more specific collection areas.

They strongly recommend that all interested PhD students attend the first module Getting Started: Researching at the British Library on 14 January. Students are then welcome to join as many of the other modules as they are interested in. All modules are free to attend.

For further details, including the complete programme, and links to register, see PhD Webinars: Get Started with the British Library