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Making the PhD your Own
October 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Registered participants will be sent Zoom joining instructions.
As you find yourself officially at the start of your PhD, a whole host of reactions and emotions may be emerging. In this experiential and playful session, we’ll explore how you are not alone in your hopes and fears, find clarity in what you want from your PhD experience and noticing what might get in the way. You’ll come away with some self-coaching questions that will help you stay tuned to creating the PhD experience you want.
Will Medd, a professional certified coach, developed the one-day, live coaching writing retreat (WriteHere, Right Now) which sets the foundation for Write Club Coaching. He regularly delivers this programme around the country, inviting people to find what works for them and supporting them in developing effective, regular and balanced writing practices. He is passionate about enabling people to be at their best while balancing academic work with the rest of life.
Will is a highly qualified coach and combines this skill set uniquely with robust experience in scholarly writing. As PhD student (1995-2000), contract researcher (2000-2006) and lecturer (2006-2013), Will was an REF active researcher, well versed in the challenges of interdisciplinary and cross-institutional research. He started coaching in 2009 and has been full-time since 2013, running coaching programmes including workshops, 1-1 coaching, coach supervision, ‘train the trainer’ and team coaching. He has co-written coaching training material for VITAE and two coaching books, Your PhD Coach (2013) and for undergraduates Get Sorted! (2015)
Will is deeply committed to developing conditions of challenge and support which are conducive to all participants engaging and learning. His sessions are regularly scored as ‘excellent’ and comments have included: “respectful, sensitive to needs of the group”, “fantastic, created a really safe atmosphere to expose the issues raised”, “excellent, very patient when dealing with quite a few of us, kept us on track”, and “exceptional – humane, forgiving, thoughtful and able to bring out the best in a diverse group.” You can find out more about will at www.willmedd.com, www.academiclives.com and ww.writeclubcoaching.com
Please register via https://webapp.inkpath.co.uk/