The balanced researcher – a Vitae event in Manchester

Manchester, 27 January 2011, 09.30-12.30

So you’re a researcher. Chances are then that you are pretty busy. Firstly there’s your research. Writing proposals. Getting ethics approval. Dealing with the paperwork. Meetings. Applying for grants. Getting grants and then managing the money and the people. Writing reports. And that’s all before you even get to the actual research. Then there’s papers to write, rejection letters to deal with and conferences to attend.

And for most people research is just one of the things you do. You might teach or tutor, run demonstrations, or manage a unit or even have another completely different job.

And that’s just work. No matter how much you enjoy your research it’s a fair bet that there are other parts to your life too. For example you probably have a family or friends, you may have social commitments and you may even have some personal interests.

This workshop will describe the most useful strategies that thousands of researchers have found helpful in balancing the many demands on their time including:

  • how to be effective with your time
  • specific strategies for coping with email overload
  • picking the right things to work on
  • dealing with distractions and interruptions
  • how to say NO gracefully
  • setting boundaries
  • looking after me

Who is it for?

Postgraduate researchers and research staff who are juggling research with many other demands

Please note this course is free and available to researchers from the following universities: Liverpool John Moores University; Manchester Metropolitan University; University of Bolton; University of Manchester.

For more details and to book your place on this course, visit www.vitae.ac.uk/nwhub

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