How to plan your PhD

Torsdag 8. juni 2023 kl. 09:30-12:00,

Open for PhD candidates at the University of Stavanger.

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How to plan your PhD

A PhD is a major undertaking yet many people spend more time planning a weekend away than they do planning the next three years of their life. This generally leads to missing deadlines, running overtime, regular crises and lots of stress. If you want to finish on time and enjoy the process along the way then it is important to have a good plan.

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You need some very specific skills and tools to plan a PhD. This workshop will introduce you to the PhD Planning Toolkit. You will learn how to use these tools to:

* create your big picture thesis plan
* unpack your thesis down into logical parts
* create tasks lists for each stage of your thesis
* estimate times and schedule tasks
* create a Gantt chart for your thesis
* keep on track as you implement your plan
* plan your writing
* manage the finances
* identify risks and deal with setbacks

At the end of the workshop you will have your own PhD Planning Toolkit and know how to use it to plan your PhD.

Time and place

Date and time: 8 June 2023, 09.30 – 12.00
Deadline of application: 6 June 2023.
Place: Zoom

Registration upon email invitation.
The course is open for PhD candidates at UiS and PhD candidates affiliated with PROFRES.

Sign up opens three weeks prior to the course.


Hugh Kearns is recognised internationally as a public speaker, educator and researcher, and is widely recognised for his ability to take the latest research in psychology and education and apply it to high-performing people and groups.

He regularly lectures at universities across the world including lectures at Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Berkeley, Stanford, ETH Zurich and the Max Planck Group.

His areas of expertise include self-management, positive psychology, work-life balance, learning and creativity.