Autumn Term 2010: Workshops for Doctoral Researchers

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Personal Effectiveness, Weds 27th Oct, 2.00-4.30pm

Are you in the later stages of your research studies? Perhaps working part time and / or teaching as well? And all this whilst still trying to maintain a life outside uni? Then this one-off workshop might be just the thing to help you with juggling all your responsibilities.  In this session we will equip you with tools you can use to increase personal effectiveness through a combination of applying learning styles, time management and project management skills.

Feedback from previous participants:

“Practical and personalised session, covering theory behind suggestions in combination with our own questions and problems. Particularly the section on motivation and keeping motivated was well worth including”

Conferences & Networking, Weds 10th Nov, 2.00-4.30pm

Are you due to attend your first academic conference? Not sure what to expect? This workshop covers preparation for the conference experience. Come along to find out how to make the most of a conference, how to develop and plan to extend your academic networks, and hear tips from experienced researchers on presenting, dealing with tricky questions, and how to effectively prepare for conference attendance.

Feedback from previous participants:

“Very helpful & elaborates to the last details the demanding nature of preparing for & presenting at conferences”

Managing Professional Relationships, Mon 22nd Nov, 2.30-5.00pm

How could you improve communications with your supervisor, your participants or your colleagues? How would you approach an eminent academic at conference? Would you like to be able to communicate more clearly, listen more effectively, and be more confident in building and maintaining your professional and academic relationships? During this active session you will analyse your communication style and consider the impact this has on others; learn and practise assertive communication methods; and learn how to give and receive feedback.

Feedback from previous participants:

“This course trained me how to deal with a problem, which was taking so much time and effort. Thank you very much”

Booking: You can book your place on any of the above workshops via Sussex Direct. If you have any queries please email



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