Managing yourself and your research

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Welcome to this RMIT University Library online module which provides you with helpful information, strategies and resources for managing yourself and your research.

The module is aimed at graduate researchers (PhD or Masters by Research) who are seeking to develop fundamental skills in time management, goal setting, research planning, cultivating supervisory relationships and maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

The course materials include information and learning activities which explore these key aspects of a productive and enriching research journey.

We hope you find this module useful and stimulating.

Learning Objectives

On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

  1. Apply effective strategies to manage workload throughout your PhD journey;
  2. Implement strategies to organise your ideas and resources;
  3. Gain insights into the required skills and expectations of research students;
  4. Understand how to foster effective relationships with your supervisors;
  5. Implement strategies to sustain motivation and cultivate a sense of well-being.

This module should take you about 30 minutes to complete.

Work through each chapter using the navigation footer (i.e. previous/next) or use the contents page to select a particular section.

Please help us improve this module by taking a moment to complete the feedback form provided at the end.


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