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Staying motivated and finishing your thesis

Silent zoom writing session

Monday, 8th August 2022 • Online

12:00 GMT • 13:00 UK time

Duration: 2h30

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Overview

A silent zoom writing session provides you with a quiet environment in which you can devote two hours to your doctoral work. This is not a writing workshop. It's a writing space where you can gather, get work done, and know you're not alone in your struggle.

The session will be divided into two 60-minute writing periods separated by a 10-minute welcome, a 10-minute break to follow up, and a 10-minute debrief and accountability period at the end.

You can come in with camera on or off. It's entirely up to you.

Please keep in mind that all sessions will last the allocated time, and the room may close earlier if there are no participants at that particular session.

As a result, we recommend that you arrive at the session's start time or advise the club forum or club Whatsapp group that you will be arriving later.

You know where to go the next time you feel imposter syndrome slowly rising on you.

We'll see you all soon!

Hosts
Dr. Ana Faria

Ana has been joining the DoctorateHub at the very early stage back in 2017 and is heading the DoctorateHub office.

Ana holds a PhD from the Engineering and Innovation Department at the Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology, The Open University UK, that has been awarded for her thesis on “The role of behaviour in the transition to more energy efficient use at home”. Her research combined positivist and constructivist paradigms, so to allow for both: statistically analyse the data, whilst also allowing for an exploration of the complex set of variables that influence human behaviour. With this her research used a mixed, multi-method research methodology, using both quantitative and qualitative research procedures. Quantitative research aimed to gain insight and identify issues for the subsequent qualitative phases of the empirical work, while the qualitative research aims to explore attitudes, behaviour and experiences through such methods as interviews or focus groups.

In addition to this Ana received a degree in Economics from the Universidade do Minho (PT), a degree in International Management from the RSM Erasmus University (NL), and a Master in Business Administration in International Industrial Management from the Esslingen University of Applied Science (DE), a MBA program that had been developed to cater the needs of international senior staff from local enterprises such Behr, Bosch, Daimler, Festo, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Kärcher, Porsche or Siemens.

Ana has over a decade work experience as a Project Manager, Business Developer and Management Controller in the field of the Rational Use of Energy, Sustainability, and Smart Cities. Ana has been responsible for the coordination and management of European Funds, or the development of strategic action plans for local municipalities, such as the SEAP (Strategic Action Plan) under the Covenant of Mayors Initiative. As a member of the Finance Group of the European initiative Smart Cities Stakeholder Platform she also improved her experience in the identification, adaptation and implementation of alternative financing models and sustainability models related to smart cities.

  • How it works

    Weekly group sessions are hosted by mentors, coaches, and club moderators. There are both, for-free and for-fee sessions. The latter are identified with a pro icon

  • How do free group sessions work?

    To attend free group sessions all that you need to do is to register for the session to receive the session link. For club sessions you may need to join the club (for free) before you can join in the specific sessions.

  • How do the Pro and Pro-light club journeys work?

    There will be times in your doctoral journey when you will need tighter support to accomplish a specific goal or milestone, such as putting together your thesis proposal or submitting a paper to a conference or journal. This is where our Pro and Pro-light club journeys come in that provide you with weekly written feedback and weekly group sessions. Learn more about our Club PRO and Pro-light journeys.

  • How do I find a mentor?

    Our doctoral supervisors and Professors also can provide you with close one-on-one mentoring. To learn more about mentoring please take a look here.

    Each Saturday, one of our mentors hosts a free, open-door session with no pre-determined agenda after the weekly webinar. The event is free to attend, but registration is required. Search and join the 'Professor is in' session from the list.

    In addition, mentors might attend the weekly club sessions. The participant list shows which mentor will be there for that session.

Reviews

See what our scholars say about us.

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Ahmed I.

Thesis stage: Post Doctoral & Publishing

For the more than 15 years (with the last 10 being in consultancy), I had been looking for ways to contribute to organizations that are interested in growth and broad-based development. I graduated from the DBA programme last year (2019), the course has accelerated my progress in understanding of organizations and now the doctoratehub is assisting me in sharpening these skills towards my interesting journey...I thank the providers of knowledge in the doctotratehub in providing this platform. Dr Ahmed M. Ibrahim

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Fe Jocelyn D.

Thesis stage: Research Write up: Writing your thesis

The inputs that you impart in each session I attended is enlightening. It helps me focus on the essentials and gave me confidence during my proposal defense. The consequence of attending is I passed.

Robyn C.

Thesis stage: Thesis research proposal development

This platform is so beneficial on so many levels. Training, discussions and research is available on all levels of the doctorate journey through this platform. It has been so beneficial to my current processes and preparation for my future application on this doctorate journey. Thank you so much DoctorateHub team.

Atinuke B.

Thesis stage: Thesis research proposal development

The Doctoratehub has really helped me to shape my research thinking process as I plan my research. The tips and feedback has really been insightful.

Saliou D.

Thesis stage: Research planning: Getting ready for data collection

I just wanted to share a quick note and let you know that you guys do a really good job. I’m glad I decided to work with you. It’s really great how professors engage in and create a cordial atmosphere for exchange.








Silent zoom writing session

Monday, 8th August 2022

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