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Length: 4 h

When: 16th April 2019 (9:00 to 13:00)

Where: Lanyon Building, lecture theatre 0G/074

Open to: postdocs (research fellows, senior research fellows, fellowship holders); priority to the MHLS Faculty. Other categories of staff may be able to attend providing places are available

Places: 25

Cost: Free; but represents a significant investment from the PDC so attendance is compulsory once registered


Do you feel swamped by everything needing to be done as a researcher?

Does the important (your career) often come second to the urgent (other people's)?

This interactive half day course covers aspects required to be better at time, project and career management for postdocs.

The course should provide information, a confidence boost, practice and signposting to further help. A course site will help you access materials used on the day, set your objectives and commit to your actions from the course. A three month accountability check-in will help you stick to the actions!

Programme Objectives:

The main objectives of the workshop are:
  • to map the field of what you should be doing with your time to make your post successful
  • to prioritise what should be done and when
  • to investigate tools to focus on these areas efficiently
  • to learn tips and tricks from an experienced researcher developer
After attending the workshops we expect that attendees will:
  • be able to set priorities
  • know how to make time for the important
  • have used the research model canvas
  • understand how their management skills can be perceived as well as the potential effect on their career and reputation
  • know several management tools available
  • have learnt ways to avoid procrastination
  • be able to use the Kanban method to "get things done"

Register to attend


Dr Emma Williams illuminates a wider career choice for early career researchers. She has a passion for enabling people to get the most out of their careers (academic or otherwise) with particular interests in enterprise skills and women's development. She has worked widely in the UK and overseas in research intensive settings delivering development events and coaching. She is a co-author of 'What every postdoc needs to know' using her 25+ years experience of the HE sector (from physicist to business owner).


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