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Seven Secrets of Highly Successful Research Students

Hugh Kearns is one of the world’s leading experts on graduate student success. He has written ten books on this topic and had three articles published in the journal Nature. He lectures at the top universities around the world and in April he returns to Stanford to explain the secrets of graduate students’ success.

What do research students do to finish on time, to overcome isolation, doubt, and writer’s block, and to enjoy the process? And just as importantly what do they do in order to spend guilt-free time with their family and friends and perhaps even have holidays? If this sounds appealing, then this session will be of particular use to you.

This workshop describes the key habits that our research and experience with thousands of students show will make a difference to how quickly and easily you complete your research degree. Just as importantly, these habits can greatly reduce the stress and increase the pleasure in completing a PhD.

The workshop helps you to understand how to increase your effectiveness and outcomes in the following key areas:

  • how you deal with your advisor
  • how you structure your study time
  • your attitude (or lack thereof!) in relation to your research
  • dealing with writer’s block or having difficulty writing
  • getting the help you need when you are stuck
  • juggling multiple commitments and never having enough time
  • keeping on going when the going gets tough


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Registration Process

Seven Secrets of Highly Successful Research Students will take place on Wednesday, Apr. 6 from 9:00-11:30AM

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Open to all current Stanford graduate students; space is limited.

Application deadline: Thursday, March 31,  2016


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