Hugh Kearns workshops for Sussex researchers in January

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The Doctoral School is proud to announce that internationally recognized public speaker, educator and researcher, Hugh Kearns will deliver the following three workshops for doctoral researchers, research staff and supervisors at Sussex in January 2011.

Defeating Self-Sabotage (for all researchers)

Do you find that despite your best efforts to ‘work on your thesis’ or get your research output going it just doesn’t seem to be happening? Does there always seem to be something more urgent, interesting or important to do? Perhaps you are self-sabotaging. If you think you procrastinate, are a perfectionist, don’t say no often enough, this workshop will help you to understand why your thesis or research isn’t getting done and what you can do about it.
Wednesday 19th January, 2.00-5.00pm

Turbocharge Your Writing (for all researchers)

Would you like to know the secret to high output, low stress scholarly writing? In academia it is often assumed that writing comes naturally. However, an overwhelming body of research shows that there are very clear and practical strategies that can greatly increase your writing productivity. This workshop will help you to increase your writing output.
Thursday 20th January, 10.00am-1.00pm

Creating the 7 Secrets of highly successful research students (for supervisors)

You know what your research student should be doing, but it just doesn’t seem to be happening. Despite your best efforts to set up good habits for your student, it does not work. Why is this, and what can you do to make completing a doctoral degree easier for your students and for you? Students attending the 7 secrets workshop have consistently reported a marked improvement in their progress towards completing their doctoral studies. Now they have asked us to please tell their supervisors the same things!
Thursday 20th January, 2.00pm-4.30pm


Book your place for these workshops via Sussex Direct- you’ll find them under the TLDU-Researcher course listings. Please send any queries to


Hugh Kearns


Hugh’s areas of expertise include self-management, positive psychology, work-life balance, learning and creativity. He draws on over twenty years of experience as a leading training and development professional within the corporate, financial, education and health sectors in Ireland, Scotland, New Zealand and Australia. He has coached individuals, teams and executives in a wide range of organisations in the public and private sectors. Hugh lectures and researches at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia.


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