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Mon 20 Jan 2020
10:00 - 16:30

Venue: Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03d

Provided by: Researcher Development Programme (RDP)


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Mon 15 Jun 2020

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Research Effectiveness and Efficiency – A One-Day Tune-Up

Mon 20 Jan 2020


Success as a researcher is as much about managing your process and resources as it is about intellectual brilliance. What’s more, there is no ‘correct’ way to operate – everyone has to find approaches that work for him or her and fit with their own circumstances. So, what does it mean to be efficient and effective, and how can we fit these simple tools and strategies to aid our effectiveness in the context being a researcher?

This one-day immersive workshop will help you to build personal effectiveness tool-kit.

Specifically we’ll focus on six theme areas (which complement the short bite-sized modules and online offerings from the Cambridge Researcher Development programme). These themes are:

Self – Manage your personal development and growth
Project – Consider your research as a project to be managed and draw on some simple project management practices
Integrated – Reflect on your overall approach to research and fine you’re your work-life balance.
Relationships – Get the best out of the team (inc. supervisor) around you
Information - Develop some strategies for handling the papers, articles and data that cross your desk
Time – Learn some simple tools to ensure you make the most out of the most precious resource you have

Within these themes, the exact nature of the session on the day will be tailored to the needs and questions of participants and there will be a small amount of preparatory work to aid your reflection prior to the session.

The workshop will be led by Steve Hutchinson, a former academic who is now a consultant, author and coach.

Target audience

PhD students, all years, all disciplines.
Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here.


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Mon 20 Jan   10:00 - 16:30 10:00 - 16:30 Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03d map Dr. Steve Hutchinson

One full day course

Please note: Lunch will not be provided, so you are encouraged to go to into the City Centre, alternatively the Whale Café is on site and if you show your University card, you will get a small discount!


This course is scheduled to run once per term.

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