Kickstart your PhD
4pm on Friday 22nd June – 4pm on Sunday 24th June.
Kickstart Your PhD is a three-day residential workshop to help early-stage PhD students develop, refine, and present their research ideas in a supportive environment. We’ll explore techniques for boosting creativity, communicating research to different audiences, and dealing with feedback. Through a range of activities, you’ll clarify your objectives and build a compelling research narrative.
By the end of the weekend, you will have:
- A clearer sense of your research project
- Experience of communicating your research to others
- Techniques for giving and receiving constructive feedback
- More confidence in talking about your research in different contexts
- A peer support group
Venue & Accommodation
The event is held at the University of Chichester, a short walk from Chichester Station. You’ll get an en-suite single room on Friday and Saturday night, and meals are all provided in the restaurant.
About the Facilitator
Dr Catherine Pope is an academic researcher and experienced workshop facilitator. Since completing her PhD in 2014, Catherine has worked with thousands of researchers and writers to help them achieve their goals. She runs workshops and writing retreats at many universities, including Sussex, Birkbeck, Canterbury Christ Church, Portsmouth, and Surrey. Catherine has also published books in her field of Victorian literature and on technology. She divides her time between the 19th and 21st centuries.
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How to Apply
To apply, please complete the form. Places are strictly limited, so we’ll be assessing each application to determine your suitability for the workshop. Answering the questions fully will help us.
1) Can you tell us a little bit about your research?
2) What have you done so far on your PhD?
3) Why would you like to attend this workshop?
Closing date: Friday 27th April
Terms and conditions
By registering below you are requesting a place on this training programme or selected sessions that form part of the programme. A member of the CHASE team or the workshop leader will contact you in due course to confirm that a place has been allocated to you. If you no longer require a place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible so your name can be removed from the registration list.
If you are allocated a place but can no longer attend, please email email@example.com so that your place can be reallocated. CHASE training is free to attend and events are often oversubscribed with a waiting list. Failure to notify us of non-attendance in good time (ideally 5 days prior to the workshop/programme) means your place cannot be reallocated and may result in your access to future CHASE training being restricted.
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