By attending this workshop students will:

•Understand what perfectionism is, why it is detrimental and if they themselves are a perfectionist.

•Be able to assess the standards that they hold which contribute to perfectionism.

•Be able to re-evaluate the concept of achievement into a more productive approach.

•Create strategies to change perfectionist tendencies through healthy goal setting and adjusting unhelpful rules and assumptions.

•Develop an action plan to reduce perfectionism that includes practical strategies for immediate implementation.

Presented by counsellors from 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

  • Advice by Student Services: Working with your advisor
  • 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.
  • The Thesis Whisperer: PhD support blog by A/Prof Inger Mewburn, Director of Researcher Development, ANU
  • Patter: PhD and writing support blog by Prof Pat Thomson, School of Education, University of Nottingham
  • Postgrad Forum: An extensive forum of PhDs from all over the world discussing life, work, research, career, and anything PhD
  • The PhD Forum: A Twitter-based social support group, online writing lounge, collaboration directory