Student Researchers

“Project management is a PhD student’s best buddy”

The third and final part of our three-part Introduction to Project Planning webinar series was delivered today and given some brilliant feedback from the attendees – PhD students and Postgraduate researchers at Heriot-Watt University. The ‘Creating the Plan’ session built on the learning from the previous two sessions, was given an overall score of 4.8 […]

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Fistral Trainers

“Thank you for going straight to the ‘Must Haves’ of this course”

We delivered parts 1 and 2 of our Introduction to Project Planning webinar series, ‘Establishing Foundations’ and ‘Scoping the Project’ to a group of PhD students and Postgraduate researchers at Heriot-Watt University, and received some great feedback from the attendees. They gave an overall course rating of 4.47 out of 5 (5 being Excellent), and […]

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Fistral Training & Development

“Can honestly say this has been one of the best webinars I’ve attended” – Creating the Plan

Our three-part ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ webinar series delivered to a group of research staff at Heriot-Watt University, finished with the final session – Creating the Plan. We had some great feedback from those who attended, and they gave this course an overall rating of 4.53 out of 5, 5 being ‘Excellent.’ Top 3 comments […]

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Fistral Training & Development Lecture - Project Management in the Real World

Scoping the Project webinar – 4.57 out of 5

Our series of webinars introducing Project Management Planning continued with “Scoping the Project” webinar, the second online training delivered to a group of research staff at Heriot-Watt University. The participants gave great feedback to the course, giving it an overall score of 4.57, 5 being ‘Excellent’. In addition, all of the group agreed they would: […]

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Risk Management webinar – 4.75, all attendees said they “would recommend this session to a colleague”

A recent Risk Management webinar customised for the University College Cork, was extremely well received by the participants, and we were delighted to be given an overall rating of 4.75 out of 5 (5 being excellent). In their feedback, all participants: Would recommend the session to colleagues Agreed learning could be applied on return to […]

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Fistral Training, Development & Research

“It really helps early career fellows.” – Research Staff comment, Project Planning webinar

We were delighted to be back with our first webinar of the year – Introduction to Project Planning (Part 1): Establishing Foundations. Delivered to a group of research staff at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh (although some were attending from as far away as Malaysia), it was part one of three sessions on the subject to […]

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Student Researchers

PM webinar series – 100% of staff say “could be applied on return to desk/lab”

A recent webinar series customised for the University of Bristol CREATE scheme was given an overall rating of 4.75 out of 5, and all participants: Recommended the session to colleagues Agreed learning could be applied on return to desk/lab Said new tools/techniques were learned Would attend future Fistral webinars In addition, the staff agreed with […]

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Fistral Consultancy supporting Industry

4.75 – “Great sessions. Beautifully brought together in the last session. Nice job!”

Our tripartite ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ webinar series ends with part 3 “Creating the Plan”. This brings all the tools & techniques together from previous sessions in order to create good estimates and network diagrams that result in a robust Gantt chart “created properly”, and therefore gives your project the best possible chance of success. […]

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Fistral Training, Development & Research

“It helps [with] keeping time allocation realistic.” – Keeping on Top of Your Research or PhD

Our Personal Time Management Strategies webinar was extremely well received by PhDs in the University of Strathclyde. Rating 4.79 out of 5 (5 being Excellent) with lots of positive feedback and practical application. According to PGRs, benefits of using the Time Management tools & techniques presented include: “It helps [with] keeping time allocation realistic.” “This […]

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4.78 for Professional Communication Skills webinar

PCS is a very popular topics with researchers and all-staff, and this course was no different. Given 4.78 out of 5 overall, the PGR group got lots of tools and techniques from a very intense session. Top 5 comments included: “Very well organised, full of content session. Excellent.” “Thanks for a wonderful workshop.” “Very helpful, […]

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Fistral Consultancy supporting Industry

4.78 for Fistral’s Scoping the Project webinar

Part 2 in our 3-part series introducing Project Planning was extremely well received by participants in Edinburgh Napier University. The group included academic staff, PhDs, DBAs and those working in research support roles. Rating 4.78 out of 5 overall, and the trainer rating 4.89, 100% said they would recommend “Scoping the Project” to colleagues and […]

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Practical Project Management

“Introduction to PM Planning” webinar- 4.69 out of 5

Our series of webinars introducing Project Management Planning had been very popular over the past few months. The first in the series, “Establishing Foundations”, was very well received by staff and students at Edinburgh Napier University. The online training session – attended by PhDs, academic staff, research staff and staff supporting researchers across the University […]

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4.81 out of 5 – “Introduction to Project Planning Part 1: Establishing Foundations” webinar

A recent research-focused PM webinar was held with the University of Stirling Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS). PhDs, librarians, RAs, tutors, supervisors and a range of staff supporting researchers shared experiences and learning during the session. The overall rating for the webinar was 4.81 out of 5 – with the trainer rating 4.92 out of […]

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Fistral Training & Development Lecture

100% of participants learned new tools and techniques – “Making Your Case: Creating Convincing Arguments”

The final session in our 3-part Influencing Skills series of webinars was very well received by participants. Liverpool Doctoral College researchers from across all years of their PhD (including corrections just approved (congrats again!) joined the “Making Your Case: Creating Convincing Arguments” from across continents. Giving the session an overall rating of 4.47 out of […]

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“This is by far the best course I have ever attended throughout my PhD” – PM Planning webinar

The final webinar in our 3-part series on Project Management Planning was held with the University of Liverpool’s Doctoral College. In addition to all respondents saying they would mend the session to their colleagues, the group gave the webinar an overall 4.72 out of 5 (5 being Excellent), with brilliant feedback such as: “This is […]

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4.72 for PM webinar – “It really is useful.”

Our face-to-face Project Management in the Real World 2-day course has been compacted to an online version during Covid-19. PhDs at the University of Strathclyde gave the session an overall 4.72 out of 5 rating (5 being Excellent). All participants said they would attend more Fistral webinars, and everyone agreed that they would recommend the […]

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“These webinars have been a gem.” – 4.74 for Assertive Communication

Liverpool University Doctoral College students on our Assertive Communication webinar gave great feedback and excellent ratings. 100% of the PGRs would recommend the session to colleagues, and they all said they learned new tools and techniques. 100% also said they would be able to “put the learning into practice on return to desk/lab”. Giving an […]

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4.80 for ‘Influencing Without Authority’, Liverpool Doctoral College

The first in a three-part series of Influencing Strategies online training sessions was held last Wednesday and received brilliant feedback. The group – attending from Liverpool and across the UK as well as joining from Houston Texas! – gave the ‘Influencing Without Authority (Part 1): Mobilising Your Personal Power’ webinar a massive 4.80 out of […]

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Fistral Training & Development Lecture

Our ‘Planning for Uncertainty’ webinar is “very useful”

The University of Stirling Institute for Advanced Studies recently held a ‘Planning for Uncertainty’ online training session. This webinar considers uncertainty – in this instance within a research context – by: Presenting tools and techniques to proactively identify and respond to risks during the planning process, rather than reactively during the project – when the […]

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Practical Project Management

4.69 out of 5 – “This has been the best webinar I’ve attended since I started my PhD.” (final year PhD student, Liverpool)

A recent webinar with the Liverpool Doctoral College received excellent feedback. Rating 4..69 out of 5 (5 being Excellent), our ‘PM Planning Part 1: Establishing Foundations’ is the first in a 3-part series delivering an introduction to Project Management. 100% of participants said that this “was a useful session, and they all agreed when asked: […]

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