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Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey

Everything has to account for the wibbly wobbly nature of time at the moment, so this session revises a workshop on time management that I’ve run for the last ten years or so and gives it a bit of a twist.

The session slides include a lot more text than I’d usually have on screen, but hopefully will make the material more accessible whilst we wait for the subtitles to appear.

Time Management

The session recording is online on my Media Hopper page: Time Management session recording.

Supporting the session is the IAD Research Development Time Management online resource which is available here:

Time Management Guide from IAD

The individual sheets I screen-shotted in the presentation are here if you want to go with the suggestion to print them out and complete on paper:

TIME LOG – something to complete for a few days to get a feel for what’s possible and what “shape” your working day is

Time Logs Happy or Sad – a slightly different grid to which you can add how happy or sad you are with the choices about each task you worked on. Helpful if you are troubled by other people’s problems or struggle to prioritise

Time management me and others – a grid which helps you reflect on whether your issues are time management based or something else (i.e. interruptions from colleagues). A completed template is in the online guide but this is a blank to complete with your own thoughts.

(and you might like to check out our other online guides on all kinds of topics: Researcher Development Online Guides )




This training was developed to support our research staff including our Train@Ed cohort of fellows. Train@Ed has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska‐Curie grant agreement No. 801215

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