The Liverpool Doctoral College Development team programme for Jan to March is listed below and events are open for registration. Follow the links on each title for more information and to book a place. The list below is loosely organised to our programme themes, with some overlap between themes. All events will take place online, mostly in Zoom.*
NB Places are limited – please only book if you can attend!
Taking Ownership of your PhD
Workshops for those who have recently begun their PhD
|03 Feb||13:00 – 15:15||Starting the PhD|
|17 Feb||13:00 – 15:15||Project Management of the PhD|
|24 Feb||13:00 – 15:15||Time-management in the PhD|
We also offer a webinar to support those new to the PGR Toolbox:
|10 Feb||13:30 – 14:30||Webinar: Effectively Using the PGR Toolbox|
Improving your resilience … and your productivity
Managing your own motivation is important to maintain research progress. We offer an early workshop to help you set goals for the coming year, and then two workshop series, the first to help you manage yourself and your motivations and the second to build better working relations with others.
NB you will need to register for each workshop in these series separately.
|21 Jan||13:00 – 15:15||Setting PhD Goals: Looking Ahead to a Great PhD Year|
|9 Feb||14:00 – 16:00||From Surviving to Thriving, 1: |
Developing Your Resilience
|16 Feb||14:00 – 16:00||From Surviving to Thriving, 2: |
Managing Your Procrastination
|23 Feb||14:00 – 16:00||From Surviving to Thriving, 3: |
Cultivating Your Productivity
|02 Mar||14:00 – 16:00||From Surviving to Thriving, 4: |
Nurturing Your Happiness
|09 Feb||09:30 – 12:30||Working with Difficult People 1: People – Similarities|
|16 Feb||09:30 – 12:30||Working with Difficult People 2: People – Differences|
|23 Feb||09:30 – 12:30||Working with Difficult People 3: People & Change|
Finally, we are able to repeat the two day workshop, ‘Becoming a Mindful Researcher’ in March:
|15&16 March||09:30 – 12:00||Becoming a Mindful Researcher|
Preparing for presentations and conferences
We have two workshops, repeated in March, to help those preparing for presentations and a webinar for those new to academic conferences:
|20 Jan||13:00 – 15:15||Planning an Effective Research Presentation|
|27 Jan||13:00 – 15:15||Delivering a Convincing Research Presentation|
|03 March||13:00 – 14:30||Webinar: Making the Most of Online |
|16 March||13:00 – 15:15||Planning an Effective Research Presentation|
|23 March||13:00 – 15:15||Delivering a Convincing Research Presentation|
Writing and analysing research papers
We are repeating the three workshops offered in Autumn 2020 to help you prepare and start your academic writing:
|03 March||09:30 – 13:00||Getting Going on Your Thesis Writing|
|10 March||09:30 – 13:00||Critical Analysis of Research Papers|
|24 March||09:30 – 13:00||Getting your Work Published|
Our online writing retweets will continue, which provide community writing support, particularly for those managing the final write-up in isolation. For details see:
This year we will include some longer retreats. For Jan and Feb the dates are as follows:
- 12th January 09.45 – 12.00
- 19th January 09.45 – 15.00
- 2nd February 09.45 – 12.00
- 23rd February 09.45 – 15.00
A further peer group of researchers organise their own meetings within a Microsoft teams groups. Details are shared within the above meetings.
We are continuing our series of workshops to support those preparing for a career despite these difficult times.
|11 Feb||09:30 – 12:00||The Career Wise Researcher|
|11 March||09:30 – 12:00||Effective Career Networking|
|18 March||09:30 – 12:00||Using LinkedIn to Develop your Career|
A full list of all events is available on our programme timetable.
*If you have problems in connecting, or have other access issues, please get in touch with us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org as it may be possible to make alternative arrangements.