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Research Skills: Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm - the skills required of excellent PhD or doctoral students

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12 November 2010

An excellent researcher at doctoral or PhD level:

  • Maintains enthusiasm and motivation for own research.

Looking ahead, a doctoral student can aim to become an excellent early-career researcher who:

  • Recognises the need for passion and pride in own work.
  • Is highly motivated even when work is mundane.

Note: These skills are identified in the UK Researcher Development Framework – where they appear as B1.1 Personal qualities: enthusiasm

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