Developing a productive working relationship with your advisor/advisory team is integral to your success as a research student. This workshop explores strategies for developing a well-functioning relationship grounded in clear expectations. It also looks at some common relationship challenges and how to prevent and/or manage such problems.

Feedback from previous attendees:

"Great session. I wish I had attended this at the beginning of my PhD."

"Should be a mandatory session!"

Presented by Student Services.

About Candidature management

Undertaking a research degree is a huge commitment and requires many skills. Gaining an understanding of these techniques and strategies early, will assist you to complete and submit your thesis efficiently. 

Useful links

  • Short excerpt on PhD Survival 
  • The PhD Survival video : Doing a PhD is meant to be challenging, and most doctoral students feel overwhelmed by the task at times. But many find that their work - and their lives - are compromised by feelings of loneliness, inadequacy or anxiety. The consequences can be abandoned PhDs, disrupted careers and damaged mental health.