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Surviving your doctorate (May)

Learn how to step back, reflect on what you have learned so far and prepare for the challenges ahead

  • 13 May 2019, 1.30pm to 13 May 2019, 4.30pm BST (GMT +01:00)
  • Room to be confirmed, University of Bath
  • This event is free

About the workshop

A PhD can feel, at times, rather like an endurance test. An endurance test that often involves long hours, periods of efficiency and motivation as well as periods of torpor and inefficiency and a roller-coaster of success and failure (in varying proportions). On this strange journey, it’s useful, if not essential, to step away from time to time to look at what’s going on, what you’ve learned and to reconnect with why you’re even doing it in the first place. This workshop is just such an opportunity; to step back and learn from what you’ve achieved, as well as to work on the challenges you face.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the workshop you will have:

  • reflected on the ups and downs of your PhD to date
  • devised steps to enhance your resilience
  • practised with tools for de-pressuring the challenges you face
  • learned and applied problem-solving tools to real situations

Booking a place

If you book a place you are required to attend the whole of the session. If you are unable to commit to this, please cancel your place in plenty of time and let another student attend. Please arrive promptly to the session and remember to sign the attendance sheet.

Speaker profiles

Jamie McDonald
Coaching & Development

Who should attend

Doctoral students

Booking details

Register for this event


Room to be confirmed University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom


If you have any questions, please contact us.