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On-campus Event



Seven Secrets of Highly Successful Research Students

Date:   March 2, 2012
Time:   9am - 12noon

Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, Hartley Conference Room


Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE)
Event details:  

Date and Time: Friday, March 2, 2012, 9 a.m. - noon
Location: Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, Hartley Conference Room
Presenter: Hugh Kearns, Flinders University, Australia


What do research students do to finish on time, to overcome isolation, doubt and writer’s block, and to enjoy the process? And just as importantly what do they do in order to spend guilt-free time with their family and friends and perhaps even have holidays? If this sounds appealing, then this session will be of particular use to you.

This workshop describes the key habits that our research and experience with thousands of students shows will make a difference to how quickly and easily you complete your research degree. Just as importantly, these habits can greatly reduce the stress and increase the pleasure involved in completing a PhD.

The workshop helps you to understand how to increase your effectiveness and outcomes in the following key areas:

  • how you deal with your advisor
  • how you structure your study time
  • your attitude (or lack thereof!) in relation to your research
  • dealing with writer’s block or having difficulty writing
  • getting the help you need when you are stuck
  • juggling multiple commitments and never having enough time
  • keeping ongoing when the going gets tough.

Hugh Kearns is recognized internationally as an authority on the areas of PhD and researcher productivity. He travels the world lecturing at leading universities and research institutes and is the co-author of a very popular book series titled The PhD Survival Kit. A paper drawing on his and his colleagues work featured in a recent issue of the journal Nature. Hugh lectures and researches at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia.

Additional information and/or registration:  


Open to all Stanford graduate students. Sign up HERE by February 27, 2012.

See VPGE event page for further details>


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