Author: Keith Gori

Conferences – doctoral colloquium or full conference

Once you have made the decision to embark on putting your research ‘out there’ for others to see and hear, you need to decide where to do so. There are a range of forum through which you can choose ranging from large national and international conferences often hosted by disciplinary academies to smaller research workshops, seminars or conferences organised by more niche or specialist research groups. Within these many organisations will host events and colloquia aimed specifically at doctoral researchers, which vary considerably, to the elements of these events generally intended for ‘competitive’ research presentations.

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Managing your supervisors

An essential part of the PhD process is the relationship between student and supervisors, and the role supervisors play in the development of a PhD project. As with any working relationships the manner in which this dynamic works is hugely varied, but there are steps that can be taken to maximise the value you as a student get out of your supervisory team. There are a few things you should either when choosing supervisors should you have this luxury, or when working with them should they be assigned to you.

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