Event Title Event Dates
The Complete Researcher - Finish Up, Move On (Year 3) 27/01/21  to  28/01/21

Course Closed
Training Area Researcher and Academic Development Specific AreaProfessional and Career Development (B3)
Course Type Workshop
Closing Date 24/01/21
Main TrainerDave Filpovic Carter
Target background requirements
Blended Off Campus; Distance Learning; Distance Learning Other; Full Time; Full Time Other; Part Time; Part Time Other; Writing-Full Time; Writing-Part Time
Workshop summary
This workshop takes place over multiple sessions. Participants are required to attend all sessions.
The final year of a doctorate requires researchers to become ‘thesis producers’ and to look beyond the end of their thesis... Hence, the main focus of this session will be on getting from today to the point of thesis submission, and being ready for what comes afterwards.

The sessions will be run online, on two consecutive days, with a (very little) work to do in-between. There will be discussions, and plenty of scope to ask questions and receive feedback. Please be prepared to appear on web-cam if possible to facilitate discussion, but audio (speakers/headphones & mic) are essential.

Ahead of this session, it would be useful for you to reflect on your progress through the entire PhD to date’, including thinking about:
- What were the key skills of being a PhD researcher at the start?
- What are the skills you have had to develop the most over the course of your doctorate?
- What is the biggest task facing you now?
- Will this require any different skills..?

Aims and Objectives
During the session you will:
- Explore the skills an effective final-year researcher requires in order to successfully complete on time
- Learn about all that is required of a thesis in order to be awarded a doctorate
- Look at the constituent parts of a thesis, and understand what purpose each serves in terms of successfully meeting the doctoral assessment criteria
- Examine what is required to successfully author a thesis, and what to avoid, including successful writing strategies, and the keys to producing clear academic writing
- Start to think about how to secure a job after the doctorate
- Develop the vocabulary and writing skills to communicate successfully to potential employers or funders about competencies
- Begin to plan the steps required to move on from the second day of the course to successful completion of the doctorate, and to the beginnings of a post-doctorate career

Pre-session Requirements

On-the-Day Details
Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of the workshop, to allow the facilitator to distribute materials.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided

Researcher Development Framework (RDF)
Professional and Career Development (B3)