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Southeast PGwT Workshop: Surviving a PhD: Balancing personal life and academic work, Teaching: An improviser's art, Enhancing your public speaking skills - Monday 17 December 2007, London
Wondering how to cope with the competing demands of research, teaching and your personal life? Dr. Roz Dixon, Psychology Lecturer, Birkbeck University will reflect on her own experiences of undertaking a PhD and offer you valuable tips on getting that balance.
Preparing for seminars and lectuers can be stressful and can lead to overpreparing. Dr. Kevin McCarron, Reader, Roehampton University, will deliver an entertaining presentation outlining ways to destress your preparation using techniques and strategies employed by comedians.
Drawing on his experience as a professional dancer and actor turned psychology academic, Dr. Peter Lovatt, Principle Psychology Lecturer & Reader, University of Hertfordshire, will offer invaluable tips and strategies on how to improve and develop your public speaking skills whether you are delivering lectures, presenting at conferences or applying for jobs.
|10:00-10:15||Registration and coffee|
|10:30-12:00||Surviving a PhD: Balancing Personal Life and Academic Work, Dr. Roz Dixon|
|12:45-14:15||Teaching: An Improviser's Art, Dr. Kevin McCarron|
|14:20-15:45||Enhancing your Public Speaking Skills, Dr. Peter Lovatt|
|15:45-16:00||Wrap-up and socialising|