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"Coping with the challenges of a PhD"

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Why attend this training?

This course provides in-depth guidelines on how to cope with the most common challenges involved in researching and writing a PhD. This training course equips you with the tools and techniques you need to complete your PhD successfully and on schedule. You learn how to work more efficiently, how to save time, and how to identify and focus on the essentials. You learn how to employ management tools to monitor your progress, as well as gaining a greater understanding of how to optimise supervision and how to get the support you need. You learn how to plan the thesis- writing process and how to incorporate writing tasks into your normal working day. You gain an increased awareness of the career choices open to you, and of what might be the best career options for you personally. This training course will help increase your satisfaction with life as a PhD student, and to become a fully professional academic.

What you learn?

  • What it means to do a PhD
  • Formal requirements & legal aspects
  • How to manage your PhD project
  • How to manage your time
  • How to monitor the progress of your project
  • How to get the best out of supervision
  • How to deal with supervision problems
  • How to organise the thesis writing process
  • How to structure your monograph/papers
  • How to write efficiently
  • How to cope with stress
  • How to deal with low self-esteem
  • How to achieve a good work/life balance
  • How to choose the right career
  • Long-term personal planning

Who should attend?

PhD students in the first or second year of their doctoral studies. Participants should be enrolled as PhD students at a university and should have decided upon a topic for their PhD project.

What previous participants say about this course?

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Training details

Venue: Munich, Germany, or in-house at your institute
Duration: 3 days (9 am 5 pm)
Training language: English
Participants: max. 12

Open course: The course fee is EUR 890 per person (incl. VAT, training handbook, refreshments and lunches).

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