The University of Southampton
Professional Development

Managing Successful Research Projects Event

Managing Research Projects
09:30 - 16:30, 31 May 2017
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For more information regarding this event, please telephone Maxine Hart on 023 8059 4555 (24555) or email .

Event details

Effective management of one or more research projects requires foresight, planning and appropriately timed execution but it can also be tricky and time consuming. Managing your own expectations and those of your colleagues can also be challenging and it is important to have clear aims, to frequently review your progress and discuss your work. The independent nature and freedom of research requires individuals to be responsible for their own project management, progress and results; planning and managing your research effectively can make the process less stressful, more productive and will help you to finish within your allotted time.


This workshop will cover key stages in the project management process and introduce participants to various tools and techniques that can be used to help manage your project. At the start of the workshop, participants will be asked to define their aims and objectives for their research and also their career for the next five years. They will design a timeline from the start of their project to managing and preparing for their next post. This theme will continue throughout the workshop and participants will be encouraged to apply various tools to their own individual needs, in addition to taking part in group exercises with other researchers.

The workshop will cover areas such as project management tools, strategy, time management, publishing and communicating, working effectively with your colleagues, analysing your progress, dealing with problems, iterating and designing a personal career plan.

Duration: One day

RDF domains:

B – personal effectiveness
C – research governance and organisation

Learning outcomes

• Participants will be introduced to a series of project management techniques and tools that they can use to plan their research and career.

• Participants will have defined a set of aims and objectives for their research project and career over the next five years with associated deadlines.

• At the end of this workshop, participants will have a clearly designed project plan to complement their career goals.

• Participants will learn how to evaluate their current project needs and resources then strategise accordingly to achieve their objectives.

Facilitator Information / Led:   Joanna Young (The Scientific Editing Company)



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