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Research Skills: Preparation and Prioritisation

Preparation and Prioritisation skills required of excellent PhD or doctoral students

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12 November 2010

An excellent researcher at doctoral or PhD level:

  • Prepares and plans project to objectives and with support; able to adapt if necessary.

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

  • Takes strategic view of project; prepares, plans and projects forward; deals with the unexpected.

Note: These skills are identified in the UK Researcher Development Framework – where they appear as B2.1 Self-management: preparation and prioritisation

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