PGT Essentials: Managing your Research Project

Online - a link will be sent to you before the event
Wednesday 24 April 2024 (12:00-13:30)

Liam Knight

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Research skills are an important part of postgraduate study, whether you're tackling Semester Two assignments or the start of your dissertation. But managing your research project for the first time can be overwhelming and unfamiliar - how can you plan your time most effectively? What is a research question? What does a supervisor expect from you? Where do you start?

Join the University Graduate School and the Academic Skills Centre for this online workshop on research skills, approaches and methods, followed by a Q&A where you can ask any questions related to research, finding study materials, or tackling large research-based projects.

The workshop covers:

  • Time management strategies for a large project;
  • Working with your supervisor;
  • Choosing and defining a research question;
  • What the process of research might look like,
  • Where to start!
  • Plus Q&A.


Please note: Joining information (Zoom link) will be included in your confirmation email, and sent via Eventbrite email ahead of the event. Please check your junk folder or contact the Graduate School if you do not receive the link before the event.

When using Zoom, you must log on using your University of Birmingham email address for authentication purposes. For information on how to do that, please watch the video included on this Eventbrite page - just click the 'play' button on the event's cover image.

The event will be recorded for those who can't make it - please register as normal to receive the recording via email after the workshop has finished.


This event is open only to University of Birmingham postgraduate taught students (PGT).

PGT programmes include: MA, MSc, MBA, MEd, LLM, MPH, Maths SKE, MPA, PG Affiliate, PG Certificate, PG Dip Ed, PG Diploma, and PGCE.

Registration will close 15 mins before the event start time or when tickets are sold out. We have limited capacity so please cancel your ticket if you can no longer attend.


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