This training is intended to prepare you for the important step of Confirmation of Candidature, which you will need to complete at an early stage in order to continue with your studies. It provides information about the requirements for confirmation, how the process works, advice on developing the various components of your confirmation document, time management and presentation skills. The workshop includes:
Rationale for undergoing confirmation; timing of confirmation; benefits for the candidate; what you will be required to do.
How to develop a sound research question; traps to avoid; evolution of the question(s).
The importance of having a sensible research plan; suggestions on how to approach planning; sticking to your plan; maintaining and updating the plan.
The workshop will be facilitated by Ass. Professor Peter Beech.