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"Getting Started with your PhD" Doctoral Workshop with Matthias Kating

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As part of the structured doctoral programme offered to the six doctoral researchers of the ScienceCampus, they participated in a workshop organized by the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies offering tips and information on time and project management.

As part of the structured doctoral programme offered to the six doctoral researchers of the ScienceCampus, they participated in a workshop organized by the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies offering tips and information on time and project management. Matthias Kating, an experienced coach from the company Falkenberg Seminare, offered insight into techniques of managing large-scale projects, also offering tips on how to cope with the particular conditions resulting from the coronavirus restrictions.

The doctoral researchers first received access to an in-depth interactive e-learning module which presented some project management techniques while also requiring self-reflection on how each of them approaches their work. During the online "in-person" sessions on 27 April there were discussions on how to set realistic goals and realise them, how to plan work in differing timeframes and how to solve problems with workflow, concentration and motivation.

The doctoral researchers, along with their colleagues from the Graduate School and other projects at IOS, will continue the structured programme with a follow-up in-house workshop on writing the literature review and other stages of the PhD. The programme will also address aspects of area studies theory and methods starting in June.

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