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Queen Mary Academy

Personal Effectiveness

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  • UNIque - a development programme for women Early-career researchers  [NEW for 20/21]
    This is a six week programme made up of an online community, interactive webinars and over 6 hours of video content, exercises and four online modules.
  • PHD-QMA-105 - Working with Your Supervisor
    The aim of this course is to assist you with thinking about the Student / Supervisor relationship and to help you to explore how you could manage that that relationship more effectively.
  • PHD-QMA-101 - Making the Most of Your First Academic Conference
    Suitable for postgraduate research students who are likely to attend their first academic conference in the near future, and would like some tips on what to expect and how to plan and get the most out of it.
  • RD-QMA-005 - Speed-reading for Researchers
    Suitable for postgraduate research students who need to process and effectively document the large quantities of information encountered in different forms, such as research papers, books, articles, and talks in seminars and conferences. 
  • RD-QMA-006 - Creativity and Mindmapping for Researchers
    Suitable for postgraduate research students who need to process and effectively document the large quantities of information encountered in different forms, such as research papers, books, articles, and talks in seminars and conferences. 
  • PHD-QMA-001 - Reading Strategically and Analytically
    This course considers how you choose what to read and then how best to read it. 
  • RD-QMA-011 - Managing your time and workload effectively in a research environment
    This workshop is for any researcher interested in improving their skills of time and workload management. 
  • RD-QMA-004- Assertive Communication Skills for Researchers
    In this workshop you will assess your responses to situations and people, focusing on a better balance and respect for your own needs, priorities and feelings, alongside those of others. The emphasis is on practical application, so you have the opportunity to experiment with different approaches. 
  • RD-QMA-003 - Negotiation Skills for Researchers
    This interactive programme will help you lay the foundations to prepare for, initiate, and engage with negotiation conversations in the research environment.  
  • RD-QMA-019 - Building confidence as a researcher through embodied practices
    This practical workshop gives an introduction on embodiment and how to use body postures to approach common researcher’s problems. We will focus on ways to overcome procrastination, tap into your creativity to find better ways to network, explore imposter syndrome and practise body postures to overcome stage fright.
  • RS-QMA-005 - Networking and Promoting Yourself 
    This workshop will cover a range of skills that will help you raise your profile, and build the networks that can help you succeed, whether your career aims are in academia or beyond it. During this workshop you will get the opportunity to network with researchers from other London HEIs. This workshop is intended for postdocs. Senior PhD students can apply to attend.