How to Develop Plan B – Workshop

10:00 AM - 12:15 PM, Monday 6 July 2020

This participative workshop will help you to identify key outcomes and objectives of your research and map out realistic and achievable alternative routes to achieving them.

The focus will be on how you can re-plan activities that will achieve those intended outcomes and explore problem-solving skills and flexible approaches that will help you adapt to change.

The workshop will be lead by Dr Sabina Strachan who will work with you through a number of glucard(T​M)​ brainstorming, planning, problem-solving and optioneering tools which you will be able to refine, adapt and review for use throughout your PhD. She will graphically illustrate concepts and demonstrate tools by sharing live visualisations.

You will use real examples and processes that are accessible, visual and hands on and mindful of the present context. The workshop will adapt to your needs and enable small group/pair discussion and peer learning.

The workshop will help free your creative thinking by getting draft strategies down on paper, give you practical tools and tangible examples, and grow your capabilities and confidence to take actions forward.

  • “I really enjoyed the course and got so much out of it. It was a master class in how to run a webinar via zoom too I thought!”
  • ‘Knowledgeable course leader, useful resources’
  • “Provided me with another way to look at my methodological concerns.  The tools are creative and really make you think about your project, where you want it to go and how you will take it there’
  • ‘I will plot my next steps using the tools provided’
  • ‘Very helpful to look at my project objectively and with various perspectives’
  • ‘Definitely going to explore my plan b options using the explorer and appraiser tools and use my reflections here in methodology’

Students in the 2nd year of their PhD will be given priority on this workshop. We are also running webinars for first-year and third-year PhD candidates (7 July). When registering for the workshop, you are agreeing to attend the event for its full duration.  Please be aware that the workshop may involve group work, and therefore non-attendance may affect others.  If you find that you are unable to take part in the workshop for any reason, please inform us via as soon as possible, enabling us to offer your space to others on the waiting list.

Bookings will close at noon on 2 July.

Deadline for bookings

02 July 2020


Bookings are closed for this event.