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1 Managing yourself, managing change, managing time Pauline Kneale

2 Career and personal management Only you will manage your career Heads of School etc will guide / advise / interfere / … You are on your own. OR ARE YOU – networks: local / regional / national / international

3 University life is all about CHANGE What words do CHANGE evoke

4 Change Risk is the threat of Change leads to feeling insecure Negative responses / helplessness Some people become polarised around winner / loser But continuum Fight to survive or Civilised and planned development Remember you and colleagues will respond emotionally Logic will therefore not always be in evidence

5 Benefits of Planning Planning helps with directions Lets you keep an eye on the big picture despite the local, daily incidents Helps with security You can and will change plans but it should help you make sure you get your quota of research and quota of holidays.

6 Planning Educating Delivering Vision Developing an idea to a paper / grant

7 P L A N I N G 5% E D U C A T I N G 15% DELIVERING 75% V I S I O N 5% Developing an idea to a paper / grant

8 P L A N I N G 5% E D U C A T I N G 15% DELIVERING 75% V I S I O N 5% Developing an idea to a paper / grant This needs time and support

9 Using a Force Field Analysis Driving ForcesRestraining Forces

10 Keeping Records of PG Supervisions Driving Forces School demands it University demands it Staff like it PGs want it Perceived benefits, PDP links Restraining Forces Involves work Offends ones professionalism Staff don’t value it PGs think it a waste of time No perceived benefit

11 How can we make the situation worse

12 How can the situation be worse School requires weekly records of meetings Your research student will not co-operate Procedures change each year Very complex form takes an hour to complete

13 Then plan from the converse In order to manage my pgs well I will: Explain to my postgrads why this is a useful process, benefits of planning and protection if a supervisor goes awol / ill / fieldwork. Make sure each form has an action plan that is reasonable for the next time slot, and start each supervision with reference to the plan so the system has a place and value. Not just the minutes of your meeting. Develop a logical writing and filing system for me and my pg Push for rewards to staff who are good pg tutors, argue for time in the workload model

14 What would I look like as a World Class researcher?

15 What would I look like as a World Class academic? Driving ForcesRestraining Forces

16 What does a rubbish academic look like?

17 Then plan from the converse To be a world class academic I will -

18 Academic Plans 10 Year Challenge 5 Year Challenge 1 year Challenge Semester Challenge This week Sharing our approaches

19 STYLE 1 THIS WEEK NEXT WEEK COMING UPNon Academic STYLE 2 REALLY URGENT VITALCOMING UPEVENTUALLY

20 Weekly Planners Tasks M T W T F S S

21 Developing a Planner Papers: Research topics Learning and Teaching topics Revising With Jnl / Editor Drafting Ideas to follow up

22 Research ProjectsPapers: Res L&T Current – field / lab / writing Funding / next grant Dissemination – conferences: dates funding Revising With Jnl / Editor Research CPD Drafting Conference Workshop Dates Funding Ideas to follow up

23 Teaching ProjectsResearch Projects Papers: Res / L&T Teaching Admin CPD Conferences Workshops Current – field lab writing Funding / next grant Dissemination – conferences: dates funding Revising With Jnl / Editor Research CPD Drafting Conference Workshop Dates Funding Ideas to follow up

24 Teaching ProjectsResearch Projects Papers: Res / L&T Teaching Admin CPD Conferences Workshops Current – field lab writing Funding / next grant Dissemination – conferences: dates funding Revising With Jnl / Editor Personal Development Research CPD Drafting What do I do now to do X in y years Conference Workshop Dates Funding Ideas to follow up

25 Urgent Tasks Teaching Projects Research Projects Papers: Res / L&T Teaching Admin CPD Conferences Workshops Current – field lab writing Funds/nxt grant Dissemination – conferences: dates funding Revising With Jnl / Editor REAL LIFE Personal Development Research CPD Drafting Sport Family Hobbies What do I do now to do X in Y years Conference Workshop Dates Funding Ideas to follow up

26 Setting Priorities What is the worst you could do?? Life happens BUT Lists or Tables or Spider Diagrams or …? What is Urgent? How often should you revisit your plan? What do the tutors here today do? What are you going to take away from this session?


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