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Doctoral College group rate session 4.93 out of 5

A group of PhD students working their way through our ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ webinar series, completed the course recently with part three: ‘Creating the Plan’. The group, from the University of Strathclyde Doctoral College, gave a fantastic overall feedback rating of 4.93 out of 5 (5 being excellent). The instructor was delighted to be […]

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Establishing Foundations webinar – ‘An insightful session’

PhD students across all years of study from the University of Liverpool attended our ‘Establishing Foundations’ webinar. The session is part one of the ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ three-part course. The webinar focuses on identifying the ‘building blocks’ of a project. It introduces the concept of initiation, considers the constraints of a project and methods […]

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Research staff – ‘Planning for Uncertainty’ webinar 4.83

Staff at the University of Dundee joined us for Part 4 of our ‘‘Introduction to Project Planning for Researchers’ webinar series, as part of their OPD programme. Part four of the series is entitled ‘Planning for Uncertainty’. This webinar considers this uncertainty by presenting tools and techniques to proactively identify and respond to risks during […]

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Doctoral College – Fistral Instructor rated ‘Excellent’

PhD students from two Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT’s) at the University of Bristol completed our Introduction to Project Planning course. The group were from the Advanced Composites Collaboration for Innovation and Science (ACCIS) and Composites Science Engineering Manufacturing (CoSEM) CDT’s. The series, which comprised of three webinars, included our ‘Establishing Foundations’, ‘Scoping the Project’ […]

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“Wish I had done this for my PhD work” – Teagasc PostDoc comment

Post-Doctoral Researchers from various different specialty areas at Teagasc, the Agriculture and Food Development Authority, attended part one of our online training series ‘Introduction to Project Planning’. Based in Ireland, Teagasc is the national body providing integrated research, advisory and training services to the agriculture and food industry and rural communities. This first session, ‘Establishing […]

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“You hardly notice the time pass when you’re so engaged with the material” – Research Staff, 4.89

Staff at the University of Dundee logged on for Part Three of Fistral’s ‘Introduction to Project Planning for Researchers’ webinar series, as part of their OPD programme. In Part Three, entitled ‘Creating the Plan’, we look at identifying the tasks required to complete the project, and research staff gave the session a great overall feedback […]

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Scoping the Project webinar “Built on Part 1 perfectly” said staff

We hosted staff at the University of Dundee online for Part Two of Fistral’s ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ webinar series, Scoping the Project. Our PM sessions forms part of the Organisational and Professional Development programme open to all staff members. Staff gave an overall feedback rating of 4.5 out of 5 (5 being Excellent). We […]

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“It helped me focus and tailor my research objectives” – Project Planning Part 2

Researchers at the University of Dundee attended part two of Fistral’s ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ webinar series recently. Entitled ‘Scoping the Project’, it builds on the previous topics to begin to craft the outputs of the project. The group gave the session an overall feedback rating of 4.73 out of 5 (5 being Excellent). We […]

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“A very informative session” – Doctoral College rating of 4.73

PhD students from Strathclyde University Doctoral College attended part two of our ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ training. Entitled ‘Scoping the Project’, this webinar builds on the previous topics to begin to craft the output of the projects. The students gave the session a great feedback rating of 4.73 out of 5 (5 being Excellent) and […]

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‘Creating the Plan’ contextualised for PGRs

PhD students from Ulster University Doctoral College recently attended the final session in our ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ series. This webinar, ‘Creating the Plan’, looks at the process of creating a rigorous and robust project plan by using all the previous techniques in ‘Establishing Foundations’ and ‘Scoping the Project’. Having defined the purpose, requirements and […]

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100% from EPSRC CDT would recommend ‘Risk Management’

PhD students at the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Metamaterials (XM2) based at the University of Exeter completed Fistral’s ‘Risk Management’ webinar. Uncertainty is inherent in any type of project, particularly so within research, making it difficult to plan. This uncertainty is known as risk. This course provides participants with tools and techniques to proactively identify and […]

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“Brilliant sessions” – Introduction to Project Planning

Our three part ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ webinar series concluded for a group of staff from the CLEAR programme at the University of Bristol. Academic and research staff including Research Associates, Senior Research Associates, Research Fellows and Research Administrators took part in ‘Creating the Plan’ to round off the training. The participants agreed 100% that […]

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Practical Project Management

Staff say Project Planning offers – “Lots of tips and tricks”

Staff at the University of Dundee participated in part one of Fistral’s ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ webinar series, as part of the University’s OPD programme. This first session, ‘Establishing Foundations’, looks at the groundwork of a successful project. We asked the group which part of the webinar they found to be the most beneficial and […]

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“As a researcher, I’m finding the tools very useful” – Scoping the Project webinar

Academic and research staff from the CLEAR programme at the University of Bristol took part in the second of our ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ sessions today – ‘Scoping the Project’. As before the group included RAs, senior RAs, Research Fellows and Research Support. The group had some interesting insights into the benefits of Project Planning […]

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4.73 -“Amazing as usual” – Introduction to Project Planning

A group of PhD students from the University of Strathclyde Doctoral College Researcher Development Programme attended the first part of our ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ webinar series. The group gave the session, entitled ‘Establishing Foundations’ a great feedback score of 4.73 out of 5 (5 being Excellent). We received some really positive comments from the […]

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“Very helpful” – ‘Establishing Foundations’ Project Planning webinar

Academic and research staff from the CLEAR programme at the University of Bristol (including one person logging on from Argentina!) attended our online training session, ‘Establishing Foundations.’ The group included Research Associates, senior Research Associates, Research Fellows and Research Administrators. Part one of our popular three-part series ‘Introduction to Project Planning’, the attendees all agreed […]

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Space industry training – “Very useful”

Space engineering professionals from ATG Europe BV based in The Netherlands attended our bespoke online training ‘Project Management Principles Level 2’. The group gave some great feedback on the key things they would take away and put into practise back at work including: “Scheduling techniques” “Project control techniques in plan driven environment” “Very useful to […]

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Introduction to Project Planning rates 4.74 out of 5

Our ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ webinar series continued with Part 2: ‘Scoping the Project’, delivered to a group from the Graduate School at Queen’s University Belfast. The attendees, PhD and Masters students, gave it a great overall feedback rating of 4.74 out of 5 (5 being Excellent). The participants agreed 100% that this was a […]

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4.90 – “I will implement a number of these strategies”

A group of PhD students from Queen’s University Belfast finished the third and final part of the ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ webinar series. Their overall feedback rating of the session ‘Creating the Plan’ was a fantastic 4.9 out of 5 (5 being Excellent). Their comments on the training included: “Thank you very much…these sessions are […]

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‘Scoping the Project’ – 100% of attendees would recommend

PhD students at Ulster University logging in from Qatar and Lebanon joined their Northern Ireland based colleagues for part two of our ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ webinar series. Entitled ‘Scoping the Project’, the group all said that they would recommend this session to colleagues. They agreed they’d learnt new tools and techniques which they will […]

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4.75 for ‘Introduction to Project Planning’

A group of PhD students at the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Metamaterials (XM2) based at the University of Exeter recently undertook our “Introduction to Project Planning” online training. The group was certainly interactive, and gave an overall feedback rating of 4.75 out of 5 (5 being Excellent). 100% agreed that they: Would recommend […]

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4.80 – Project Planning for Researchers

Researchers from the University of Dundee joined us for Part One of Fistral’s ‘Project Planning for Researchers’ online training. This first session is ‘Establishing Foundations’, which examines how to initially identify the building blocks for a successful project and introduces the key PM concepts. Aimed at research staff, the session is contextualised with the exposition […]

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“Your lecture was very inspiring” – Personal Time Management Strategies

We had an incredibly international group of attendees on our ‘Keeping on Top of Your PhD or Research: Personal Time Management Strategies’ webinar, with participants logging in from Riyadh, India, Beijing, New Orleans, Taiyuan, Greece and Dubai! The group, from the University of Strathclyde, gave some great feedback on some of the tools and techniques […]

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“You can’t afford to miss this!” – Project Planning series rates 4.91

Research staff and PhD students at Napier University undertook all three parts of Fistral’s ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ webinar series. The course covered the ‘Establishing Foundations’, ‘Scoping the Project’ and ‘Creating the Plan’ sessions. The attendees gave a fantastic average overall feedback rating across the sessions of 4.91 out of 5 (5 being Excellent), when […]

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