Light your fire: Motivational tools for researchers (moderated online learning course)
Team Researcher Academy
This online course is delivered by the Researcher Academy
The Researcher Academy courses are very popular and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you. Semester 1 courses will be available for booking from the second week of October and Semester 2 courses from the second week of February.
Target Audience: Mid and late stage postgraduate researchers and early careers research staff.
The aims of this online course are to explore:
Procrastination: how and why do we do it; awareness of your vices and how you can use them to increase rather than decrease motivation
Dealing with writer's block - writing strategies to get you started again
Maintaining your motivation throughout your research degree - analysing what motivates you and how you can use this to keep you going
Time management techniques to stay on track
Video tips from recently-graduated doctoral researchers and academic staff on beating procrastination, dealing with writer’s block, staying motivated and finishing on time
Please note: this is not a mental health-focused workshop and we are not trained Counsellors but will offer signposts to relevant support mechanisms at the end of the course.
This is a 3 day course and you are expected to input approximately 60 minutes into the course per day at a time of your choosing.
There will be a number of learning exercises delivered through daily discussion forums. Your contributions to the discussion forums are your means of 'assessment' and you should expect to post messages and respond to the posts of others. Guidance will be provided throughout by the course tutor. Please log in and post a message to the welcome forum before the course commences if possible.
Please note: the course topics and discussions will change daily and follow-on from one another. Before registering for the course, please ensure that your schedule will allow you to sign-in and post comments daily.
Certificate and training points
Upon successful course completion you will be awarded a certificate and training points.
If you are based at our UK campus, you can view your certificate, training points and course completion details on Central Short Courses (log in and click on 'My Course Bookings'). If you are based at one of our overseas campuses, please contact The Graduate School at your local campus for training point information.
Allow 15 working days from the time you have finished the assessment for your record to be updated.
Our webinars/ online courses are very popular, especially in the current period and we are experiencing large volumes of people on our waiting lists.
Please do let us know if you would like to cancel your place on this course so we can offer your place to another delegate.
Please note, attendances for webinars/ online courses will still be recorded and corresponding training points, when shown as available, will be awarded.
Accessing the course
This session may be recorded. If a recording is kept of the session, then please note, that it may be made available to the wider University of Nottingham researcher community.
To access the course please follow the link below and log into Moodle using your normal username and password. You must use the link below when accessing this course for the first time as it allows you to self-enrol onto the course. Make sure that you log in to the course within two days of the course start date, after this date enrolment is disabled.