Do you leave things to the last minute? Do you feel overwhelmed by large tasks? Is getting started an issue? 

In this workshop you will learn that you are not alone in struggling with tasks. This workshop will show help you to understand: 

  • how anxiety and fear underlie these behaviours
  • how to change your thinking about the tasks before you start 
  • how to start changing the behaviours that keep you stuck in this pattern. 

You will leave with tools and strategies to get you started in making change, feeling in control and creating new, more productive habits.

Presented by the Counsellors of of 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