Key Information

Tutor: Dr Paul Seldon
Course Level: Level 1
Course Credit: 1 credit
Mode of Delivery: Online & Face-to-Face sessions available
Maximum Course Capacity: 20


  • Monday 11 October 2021
    14:00-16:30, South Kensington
  • Friday 05 November 2021
    10:00-12:00, MS Teams
  • Tuesday 30 November 2021
    10:00-12:30, South Kensington
  • Monday 20 December 2021
    10:00-12:00, MS Teams
  • Wednesday 12 January 2022
    10:00-12:00, MS Teams
  • Monday 07 February 2022
    14:00-16:30, South Kensington
  • Tuesday 08 March 2022
    10:00-12:00, MS Teams
  • Wednesday 30 March 2022
    10:00-12:30, South Kensington
  • Tuesday 03 May 2022
    10:00-12:30, South Kensington
  • Thursday 26 May 2022
    14:00-16:00, MS Teams

Effectively managing your time during your Doctorate is essential to submit the thesis on time.  Self-sabotage behaviours are common in PhD researchers. Recognising and avoiding or minimising your self-sabotage behaviours is key to effective time management. This course allows you to find solutions and plan your time more effectively; including how to work at home effectively and recognise the role of others in time management.  Time management skills are useful in future careers and all parts of your life as well.

Course Information

This course includes pre-course activities (~50 minutes) to complete before the live course and to engage with during the course: you will receive the credit by participating in all pre-course and course activities.

Pre-course activities (duration about 50 mins) will prepare you for the live session. Live sessions are available on different dates as online interaction (2 hrs) or as a face-2-face workshop (2.5 hrs).

Post course activities (duration about 20 mins) are designed to examine support and feedback within your research environment.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course and with pre and post-course materials, 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
  • Organise your work by effective prioritising and planning
  • Assess the role of others in time management

How to Book

Please select a date and book on via Inkpath using your Imperial Single-Sign-On.  Bookings will close approximately one week before each live session.