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Researcher Development Programme

 

"I can manage my time and research project effectively."

A researcher has many demands on their time: not only do you have to progress your own research, you may have a plethora of other commitments such as teaching, keeping up with the literature, preparing for and attending conferences, engaging with your department, college or the University, or taking part in clubs and societies.

You need to be capable of balancing and prioritising all of these tasks while successfully meeting deadlines without causing yourself unnecessary stress. Moreover, you need to maintain your wellbeing with a balanced lifestyle.

You can develop these skills through courses run by the RDP, and by managing your time on a daily basis. The University Information Services also run courses on some software which might aid you in working more efficiently, such as MS Project and Visio for Project Management, Dragon NaturallySpeaking for writing faster with speech recognition, and Outlook for managing your emails (see 'Other Software and IT Skills' on the RD Hub).