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Planning, Productivity and Personal Effectiveness


Ever feel overwhelmed by how much you want to achieve in a short period of time? Or wonder how you can become more effective and focused?

Below we've highlighted some resources to help you boost your productivity: project planning, time management, and looking after your wellbeing.


Planning Projects and Applications

The Successful Researcher Roadmap is a self-paced online training course that helps early career researchers plan a specific research project or career goal in a structured way.

By the end of the course you will have a “roadmap” with all the aspects of a successful project, as well as lifetime access to course materials.

Please complete this form to register your interest.


LinkedIn Learning's short course on Creative Thinking aims to help you generate fresh ideas and solutions, whether you are planning your research project or working on a fellowship or job application.

Time and Project Management

As a starting point, we recommend the Time Management Toolkit and course on Managing a Research Project, which are part of the RD On Demand Productive Working collection.

On LinkedIn Learning, you can access:

The Personal and Professional Development office offers a number of online courses, including:

Personal Effectiveness

Many factors can contribute to your effectiveness on (and off) the job, and there are a variety of habits you can nurture and tools you can use to maximise your potential.

RD On Demand's Productive Working collection includes:

On LinkedIn Learning, you can access sessions on Leading Yourself and Building Resilience.

PPD On Demand hosts a selection of tools for Achieving Results and Innovation and Change to support you in developing good strategies and habits for effective working.

Looking after your wellbeing should be a core element of your strategy for maximising your personal effectiveness. The University offers a number of Wellbeing Initiatives and Activities.