‘Experiencing the doctorate’: A new workshop run by Northampton PhD alumni
Three University of Northampton alumni, Dr Matthew Callender (human geography), Dr Richard Hazenberg (Business) and Dr Fiona Cosson (History), who all recently completed a PhD, will be running a unique, interactive workshop for doctoral research students. “Experiencing the doctorate – Exploring strategies and emotions” will present students with an opportunity to share and discuss some of the different emotions experienced during doctoral study and help them develop strategies to successfully complete their journey. The workshop will run on 23rd May from 11am-1pm and, as there are limited places, booking is essential.
The doctoral experience can be described as an emotional roller-coaster which has extreme highs (presenting at international conferences, getting published, submitting the thesis, becoming an expert in your field) but also some lows (negative feedback from supervisors, feelings of isolation and self-doubt, sacrifice). The experience also has many emotional twists and turns – meeting new people and potential future peers, the highs and lows of writing and being creative, conflicting priorities in balancing home and work life. The workshop, open to all UN research degree students, aims to provide a richer understanding of emotional dimensions of doctoral experience, offer strategies to manage emotions within research degree experiences and give tips and advice concerning positive outcomes and success.
When: Friday, 23 May 2014 from 11:00 to 13:00 (tea/coffee and danish pastries from 10:45)
Where: SO29, Sulgrave, Park campus
Book here: http://experiencemay14.eventbrite.co.uk/