Postgraduate Essentials 1: Strategies for Successful Start

Strategies for a Successful Start to your PhD (PGE1)

Postgraduate Essentials: Strategies for a Successful Start to your PhD (PGE  1) is for commencing graduate researchers. It provides you with  academic and practical advice, information and skills for your degree,  as well as opportunities for discussion with your peers and university experts in online forums and face to face workshops.

There are six essential modules:

  1. Starting your PhD
  2. Getting Organised
  3. Working with your Supervisor
  4. Searching the Literature
  5. Writing a Literature Review
  6. Preparing for Confirmation

PGE 1 is housed in the GReP, for access please login at the LMS login page, and find us in the communities tab. If you experience any difficulties accessing the GReP, please check the FAQ on the GReP page

Course outcomes
By completing Strategies for a Successful Start,PhD candidates can expect to:

  • Understand the key stages and distinct challenges involved in  postgraduate research
  • Develop knowledge of time and task management issues, tools and  resources
  • Reflect on and clarify the roles and responsibilities of supervisors and students at the postgraduate level
  • Explore the main browsers, search engines, bibliographic  software, online databases, indexes and catalogues that they will  use for conducting   and recording literature searches
  • Understand the requirements and elements of a literature review and  a confirmation report
  • Consider factors which contribute to the effective presentation of  academic research