This 5 week course is designed to help
you become a bit more resilient, manage your procrastination better, be a
little bit more productive and lead a slightly happier life as a researcher… It won’t change your
life, but it might be a little bit useful!
Led by Matt Lane from The Researcher Development Partnership, this course aims to help you look at current struggles with your research that you may be facing and learn some approaches to help you move forward.
The course is made up of 5 sessions of 2 hours each, which will be hosted on Zoom.
They will run every week from Tuesday 19th May onwards from 2pm to 4pm.
You will need to sign up for the whole course, and not just individual
This session will focus on what’s called the 6 Cs of Resilience – from how to Cope
effectively, to seeing things as a Challenge through to devising your own
self-Care strategies. It will seek to help you help you respond to whatever struggles you might be facing more effectively.
Week 2: Managing Your Procrastination (26th May)
has goals they want to achieve – such as getting a PhD – so why do we
procrastinate?! This 2 hour ‘essentials’
course explores what procrastination is from the psychological literature and
outlines the two steps to help you manage your procrastination.
Week 3: Cultivating Your Productivity (2nd June)
on the work done in the previous weeks’ courses, this session will help
you to manage your research and have a better day as you get on with
Week 4: Nurturing Your Happiness (9th June)
‘essentials’ courses explores the literature’s definitions of happiness as a
foundation to help researchers become happier in their lives.
Week 5: The Emotionally Intelligent Researcher (16th June)
final session explores developing participants’ emotional intelligence so
that you can sustain the progress you made and work effectively with
AHRC-sponsored musicologist by training, Dr Matt Lane was the researcher
developer for arts, humanities and social science PhDs at the University of
Cambridge, 2010-18. In 2017, he was formally recognised by Cambridge for his
‘outstanding contribution’ to the development of early career
researchers. Now the director of The Researcher Development Partnership,
Cambridge, and based on his own experiences of doing a PhD, his ‘calling’ is to
help alleviate the stress of research. As a result, he specialises in
helping researchers to nurture their wellbeing, cultivate their writing
abilities, as well as developing research leaders of the future.