You’d assume that as a researcher doing a PhD or M. Phil, your confidence would develop and you’d lose that sense of being a fraud. After all, you have the evidence of how well you are going. But ironically it can get worse! In fact, the more you achieve the higher the standard becomes. More to prove. More to lose.   Despite the clear evidence that you are doing well, you may still have a feeling that you are an 'imposter' and this can affect what you think, feel and do.  

But you are not alone:  many successful people feel like this regularly.  And there's good news:  there are practical strategies you can use to challenge the imposter feelings, both for yourself and also for the people around you who are most likely feeling like imposters too.

In this seminar Hugh Kearns, author of the book The Imposter Syndrome, will explain how to identify the imposter syndrome and what you can do about it.  

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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. 

Your first step in managing your candidature is ensuring you attend the compulsory HDR orientation session

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