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Becoming an Effective Researcher

Tutor: Dr Paul Seldon
Course Level: Level 1
Course Credit: 1 credit

This workshop is suited for anyone in the first stages of a research degree. The session will discuss the effect of moving into research whether straight from an undergraduate degree, master’s degree, the work place, and/or from overseas. We will explore what is expected of you as a researcher and how to manage a programme of research, including how to get the most from research meetings.

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify and clarify your and your supervisors’ expectations.
  • Recognise culture shock for you and others entering into research.
  • Employ effective techniques for research meetings.
  • Develop aplanning strategy for your research.
  • Evaluate your sources of feedback and support mechanisms.

Dates

  • Friday 07 February 2020, 10:00-13:00, South Kensington
  • Friday 28 February 2020, 10:00-13:00, South Kensington
  • Tuesday 24 March 2020, 10:00-13:00, South Kensington
  • Thursday 16 April 2020, 10:00-13:00, South Kensington
  • Tuesday 26 May 2020, 10:00-13:00, South Kensington
  • Thursday 11 June 2020, 14:00-17:00, South Kensington

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Planning & Preparing for your Thesis & Viva

Tutor: Professor Laki Buluwela
Course Level: Level 2
Course Credit:
 1 credit

Completing the thesis on time is an essential part of successful doctoral research. This course goes through the necessary planning steps for preparing your thesis and getting ready for your Viva examination. It will identify the College requirements and also help you understand your supervisors’ and examiners’ role. This course was previously called 'Planning and Writing Your Thesis and Preparing for Viva'

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify what constitutes a thesis and the examination requirements
  • Recognise thesteps to be taken and the crucial timings for effective thesis submission
  • Plan the structure your thesis and identify which results to present
  • Recognise the Supervisor’s role in your writing process and Viva preparation process
  • Distinguish the steps involved in the Viva process and recognise the preparation needed

Dates

  • Thursday 19 March 2020, 10:00-12:00, South Kensington
  • Thursday 18 June 2020, 14:00-16:00, South Kensington

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Put Project Management into Action

Tutor: Dr Helal Ahmed
Course Level: Level 1
Course Credit: 1 credit

Typical project management techniques apply constraints in the form of milestones, duration, deadlines, resource allocation, and cost. If these are rigid they can be limiting when working in research and innovation. This workshop examines how project management techniques can be used flexibly allowing for different outcomes and opportunities.

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify key components of project management
  • Analyse deliverables and stakeholders in your project
  • Analyse and evaluate risks in your project and how they can be overcome
  • Use agile project management techniques to plan your project with a monitoring process
  • Identify skills, knowledge and experiences that you could gain to help you with your research project

Dates

  • Monday 27 April 2020, 10:00-13:00, South Kensington

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Time Management for your Doctorate

Tutor: Dr Paul Seldon
Course Level: Level 1
Course Credit: 1 credit

Effectively managing your time during your Doctorate is essential to submit the thesis on time. However this is not just about your own time you will need to understand and respond to those around you to. Time management skills are useful in future careers and all parts of your life as well.

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify the role of self-sabotaging behaviour in time management
  • Recognise solutions to limit self-sabotaging behaviour for effective time management
  • Identify your values and goals and recognise their role in time management
  • Organise your work by effective prioritising and planning
  • Assess the role of others in time management

Dates

  • Monday 10 February 2020, 10:00-12:00, South Kensington
  • Monday 09 March 2020, 10:00-12:00, South Kensingto
  • Tuesday 17 March 2020, 10:00-12:00, South Kensington
  • Thursday 23 April 2020, 10:00-12:00, South Kensington
  • Friday 29 May 2020, 10:00-12:00, South Kensington
  • Wednesday 10 June 2020, 14:00- 16:00, South Kensington

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Social Sciences and Medicine - Research Design

Tutor: Professor Marjo-Riitta Jarvelin
Course Level: 
Level 1

Workshop Description

This session will focus on the importance of a feasible plan with appropriate design, and how the aims and hypotheses influence choosing the best design. The course will cover types of study, sample selection and size. We will compare strengths and weaknesses of design using examples from recent studies. This course will equip the students to start critical thinking about what may be the best design choice for their project.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify the importance of a feasible plan with appropriate design
  • Recognise how the aims and hypotheses influence choosing the best design
  • Employ the appropriate type of study, sample selection and size
  • Evaluate strengths and weaknesses of a design
  • Assess the best design choice for your project

Dates

Dates are to be confirmed in due course