Are you struggling to talk about your research? Do your arguments seem vague and elusive? This online course helps you develop, refine, and present your research ideas in a supportive environment. We’ll explore techniques for boosting creativity, communicating research to different audiences, and dealing with feedback. Through a range of activities, you’ll clarify your objectives and build a compelling research narrative.

By the end of the course, you’ll have:

  • A clear understanding of your research questions
  • Experience of communicating your research to others
  • Techniques for giving and receiving constructive feedback
  • More confidence in talking about your research in different contexts
  • A peer support group

You’ll also get the opportunity to present to the group and receive constructive feedback. This is done either through Zoom or by submission of a pre-recorded video. Full guidance is provided.

Each week, we’ll address a specific topic, with plenty of opportunity for discussion. Between sessions, you’ll have activities to work on at your own pace, alongside optional peer group sessions.

This training is aimed at early- and mid-stage PhD students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

What you'll get

  • Six 2-hour webinars, including group discussions and Q&A
  • Activities to complete between live sessions
  • A short video-based course for you to follow at your own pace
  • Follow-up coaching emails to keep you on track
  • Links to further resources
  • Feedback

    “Catherine was a wonderful facilitator; supportive, knowledgeable, and easy to talk to. It was also very helpful to escape the niche bubble that we tend to fall into as researchers to gain outside perspectives on our work.”

    "Catherine created an excellent environment for the sharing of ideas and the exercises we did made me able to clarify my research aim in a way I had never managed to do before. This workshop was so productive it honestly has transformed some of my ideas from vague concepts that make me despair to specific, compelling objectives that I have real confidence conveying."

    “It met and exceeded my expectations. The variety of techniques and exercises used to help organise research ideas and structure your project was brilliant.”

Pricing

This course costs £3600 + VAT for up to 24 participants.

On receipt of a purchase order, we'll then arrange a date with you for the live webinars and make all the necessary technical arrangements. Participants will get access to an online welcome pack ahead of the first session. Everything is managed by us, you just need to let us know the students' names and email addresses.

Please contact us if you'd like to book this training or if you have any questions.