Services - The PhD Challenge
This program draws on an outdoor learning/problem solving approach. A series of activities (eg a treasure hunt, solving problems/puzzles, a blindfold walk and others) have been developed to represent parts of the PhD journey. Course participants are allocated into teams of 5-6 and they undertake the various challenges. Following each activity there is a full debrief that relates to the PhD experience.
This program appeals to a group of people who learn best from doing as opposed to listening. It is a chance to get involved in and learn from focussed activities and learn some of the skills of working in a team.
Participants will get the opportunity to learn how to:
- Problem-solve difficult situations
- Ask for and accept support
- Deal with feedback
- Deal with frustrations and set-backs
- Work co-operatively in a team
Who is it for
PhD candidates in the first or second year of their candidature.
3½ hours for about 25 participants.