Jump to accessibility statement Jump to content

Global Challenges Doctoral Centre

Having a Back Up Plan

Led by Dr Sabina Strachan, how2glu

When: Wednesday 2 December from 10am -12.15pm

Where: via Zoom

Open to: GCDC postdoctoral researchers, PhDs and affiliate students. The session will be opened to the wider PhD community if space allows.

Book: Email kentgcdc@kent.ac.uk to register. Spaces are limited!


This participative workshop will help you to identify key outcomes and objectives of your research and map out realistic and achievable alternative routes to achieving them. Our focus will be on how you can re-plan activities that will achieve those intended outcomes and explore problem-solving skills and flexible approaches that will help you adapt to change.

We will work through a number of glucard TM brainstorming, planning, problem-solving and optioneering tools which you will be able to refine, adapt and review for use throughout your PhD. Sabina will graphically illustrate concepts and demonstrate tools by sharing live visualisations. We will use real examples and processes that are accessible, visual and hands on and mindful of the present context. The format will enable small group/pair discussion and peer learning.

The workshop will help free your creative thinking by getting draft strategies down on paper, give you practical tools and tangible examples, and grow your capabilities and confidence to take actions forward.