DSUES: PhD in Management Orientation

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DSUES: PhD in Management Orientation

  1. 1. PhD in Management: Orientation Session Sept. 2011 Elric Honoré Bing Tate
  2. 3. PhD in Management: A current student’s perspective <ul><li>YOU Manage the PhD in Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>i.e YOU: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>are given a standard map (i.e. library/e-journals access ) and compass (i.e. research methods training… E&U, CQDA etc) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>explore new grounds (i.e. journals / seminars / data collection / etc) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>report back (i.e. supervision, YOUR seminars, YOUR papers) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basically, you are on a personal journey , with pros & cons: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Some Cons: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Getting lost physically/intellectually; losing focus, losing time… </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Isolation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PhD theses need to conform to specific institutional norms/rhetoric/forms etc </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Some Pros: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learning (loads), honing down a specific subject area, developing skills… </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Self-mastery: outgrowing pet theories, procrastination, avoidance etc etc </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PhDs are v. creative (possibly the most creative piece of research) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 4. 3 PhD Journey Stereotypes -A <ul><ul><li>The DAVID COULTHARD approach: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Upsides: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shortest road from A to B (however arguable) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus, determination, personal fame (e.g. best lap time) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Downsides: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neglecting personal development (e.g. oft-neglected ‘soft’ Skills) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overlooking the importance of networks (i.e academic, social, personal) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Little chef’ approach to lifestyle </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. 3 PhD Journey Stereotypes -B <ul><ul><li>The DR. LIVINGSTONE approach: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Upsides: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop several sidetracks (and Facebook posts/albums/likes) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Downsides: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Start at A, find C,D, θ etc and never get to B </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. HEADER <ul><li>3 stereotypical PhDs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Dr LIVINGSTONE: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Upsides: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Develop several sidetracks (and Facebook posts/albums/likes) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Downsides: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Start at A, find C,D, θ e tc and never get to B </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The J.K. ROWLING: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Upsides: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Plan one’s lifework strategically, cultivate audience & network, have fun </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Downsides: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Too much wealth, nothing much left to do, Harry Potter. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>DSUEBS: 3 aims </li></ul><ul><li>i. Promoting a vibrant academic ethos </li></ul><ul><li>ii. Building a wide network </li></ul><ul><li>iii. Empower and nurture the MRes/DPhil/PhD student community </li></ul>
  7. 8. DS@UEBS Programme <ul><li>{insert DSUEBS overview programme} </li></ul>
  8. 9. More than just Survival <ul><li>Maximise PhD learning outcome </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Development Planning (CDP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build and develop extra curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>. Expand network </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>. Participate in academic/research led events internally externally </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>. Update knowledge </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>PhD-Life Balance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective time management (study, work and other commitment) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate & de-stress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain physical & mental health </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Manage your own PhD life <ul><li>Guidance questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why PhD in Management? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is your expected outcome? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to make it happen? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>YOU Manage the PhD in Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Take initiative (opportunities do not come to you automatically) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan ahead </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic planning (long term goal and short term target) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Work in collaboration </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge sharing (your fellow PhDs are not your competitors or enemies) e.g. upcoming Innovative Learning Week February 2012. </li></ul></ul></ul>

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