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How to succeed in your PhD II

17 maig 22
- 27 maig 22

Do you want to continue improving as a PreDoc researcher and excel at your PhD?

The course How to succeed in your PhD [II] for doctoral students has been exclusively designed by Kate Mahoney and the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) using VITAE’s framework. It will offer you the opportunity to focus on developing competences for successful self-management and development during the doctorate.



To empower participants to learn about themselves and the skills needed to maintain momentum during the middle years of their PhD. The course is designed to inspire, challenge and embed knowledge through providing an experiential learning environment both online and face to face.

The course is comprised of 3 sessions: two online (17 and 19 of May) and one at BIST offices. Session 3 will be divided in two days (26/27 of May) due to capacity restrictions; attendees will have to choose one of the two.

Registration athttps://forms.gle/c86HmWsyj2hoHZeeA

The tuition price is 300€ for BIST Community members. Please note that the participant is responsible for the fees of the course and participation must be approved by the supervisor. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact phd@irbbarcelona.org



Session 1 (online): Session 2 (online): Session 3 (face to face):
09:15 – 9:30: Introductions 09:30 – 09:45: Check in of day 2 09:30 – 09:45: Introductions
09:30 – 11:45: High Intensity Productivity: Maximising the impact of short time periods or opportunities for progress 09:45 – 11:00: Different, not wrong: Communicating with impact 09:45 – 12:00: Outdoor team building activities
11:45 – 12:15: The perfect researcher (PhD poster) (coffee break included) 11:00 – 11:30: Break 12:00 – 12:20: Break
12:15 – 13:45: Introduction to SCAMPER as a lateral thinking and problem-solving method 11:30 – 12:30: What does this mean for us working together? 12:20 – 13:30: Activity “Energy Island”
    13:30 – 14:45: Lunch
    14:45 – 15:30: “Energy Island” continuation
    15:30 – 16:00: “Energy Island” review
    16:00 – 16:20: Break
    16:20 – 17:30: What next? Building your career
    17:30 – 18:15: Final review


Dr Katy R Mahoney

Professional development coach specialized in researcher performance