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“Was really relevant to be able to plan better my PhD project, overcome risks, problems and handle them.” – PMRW

Earlier this month we delivered our flagship Project Management in the Real World 2-day course at the University of Manchester. The researcher group at the Advanced Biomedical Materials CDT rated the session 4.68 out of 5 (5 being Excellent), with lots of positive feedback.

This CDT forms part of an “internationally-leading cohort of interdisciplinary researchers that will help shape the future of biomedical materials research in the UK, and further afield”, and we were delighted that our first session for this group was so well received.

CDT participants said:

  • “This was really excellent. Motivating, relevant and really helpful at giving ideas on how to start managing parts of a PhD.”
  • “Valuable training course for planning any project big or small!”
  • “Supportive environment in which to learn + participate. Practise key skills in project management. Go with an open mind and enjoy it.”
  • “Love the vibe. Love the involvement and passion.”
  • “Very good and engaging session providing important tools for PhD and life.”
  • “Lots of valuable project planning tools to apply.”
  • “It really was a lot of fun and I learnt a lot.”
  • “Both [trainers] made me feel comfortable and at ease.”
  • “Should also be mandatory for supervisors.”
  • “It was useful in delivering the tools needed. Especially just before starting a project of your own.”
  • “Given me the confidence to organise and communicate ideas/negative or positive opinions with rationale.”
  • “The engagement with instructors was great. I found [the trainers] very approachable.”
  • “Good informal discussions, not too basic or complex and highlights applicability to actual projects.”
  • [I would tell colleagues] “That it was very interesting and valuable.”
  • “Valuable tools have been presented and put into practice. Engaging and fun.”
  • “Very informative, started with basics and progressed nicely into more complex aspects.”
  • “It was a very engaging session, with relevant examples on which we had a hands-on experience of learning project management.”
  • “Very informative and friendly instructors. Very good techniques for project management. Taught in a logical way.”
  • “A good intro to planning techniques & gives chance to practise not just being talked at.”
  • “Was really relevant to be able to plan better my PhD project, overcome risks, problems and handle them.”
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