Make a flying start to your PhD with this practical training, designed to prepare you for the doctoral journey ahead. You’ll get the opportunity to network with other researchers and build your skills in communication, problem-solving, and time management.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • What skills do you need for your PhD and beyond?
  • Project managing your thesis
  • Establishing your priorities
  • Staying focused and motivated
  • Working with your supervisor
  • Identifying training & development needs
  • Looking after your health & wellbeing

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

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
  • Live 90-minute webinar, including group activities and Q&A
  • Follow-up coaching emails to keep you on track
  • Links to further resources


"Really good concrete tips that are easy to put into action as a way of overcoming fear, writer's block, imposter syndrome and time management."

"I came away feeling energised about my project with lots of new strategies to tackle work and organise my research."

"It was a really interesting & informative workshop with a wide range of topics covered, I found them all really helpful to me & relevant to my own work"


This course costs £845 + VAT for up to 20 participants.

Participants will receive access to the course on receipt of a purchase order. We'll then arrange a date with you for the live webinar and make all the necessary technical arrangements. This is all 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.