Making Progress in Your PhD

Everything you need to give yourself a kickstart

Are you part-way through your PhD and wondering how to keep going? Do you need a push to progress to the final stages? If so, this course is for you. Through activities and tutorials, you’ll:

  • Clarify where you are with your PhD
  • Rediscover your motivation
  • Develop a realistic plan for completion
  • Learn techniques for improving your productivity
  • Create an effective writing process

Here’s what we’ll cover


  • Hello & Welcome
  • Start with Why

Your Project

  • Defining Your Scope
  • What Resources Do You Need?
  • Who’s On Your Team?

Your Plan

  • How Much Time Do You Have?
  • Breaking it Down
  • Dealing with the Unexpected

Your Performance

  • Managing Your Time
  • Creating a Writing Process
  • Maintaining Focus & Boosting Productivity


  • Summary
  • Putting it All Together


"Catherine has motivated me to get right back on with it!"

"Thought-provoking and very helpful; put me back on the road to completing my PhD."

"Yes, it did meet my expectations, it also superseded them. The tips ... have been incredibly helpful."

What you'll get

  • A video-based course for you to follow at your own pace. You can come back at any time.
  • Downloadable worksheets
  • Captions
  • Full transcripts
  • Links to further resources


This course costs £30 + VAT. The amount of VAT payable depends on your location and is applied at the checkout. We are legally obliged to charge this tax - sorry!

Institutions can buy blocks of 10 licenses for £250 + VAT. On receipt of a purchase order, we'll send you tokens for you to forward to your students. Please contact us if you'd like to purchase multiple licenses and we'll get back to you right away.