Student 1: Elena – Final Year PhD
Immediate Feedback after the course
“I found the session very useful […] the projects we undergo during the PhD are self-directed and can be extremely overwhelming, so a structured format to externalise the yearly, monthly, weekly and daily tasks is in my opinion essential to stop your head from exploding. I am surprised that your techniques have not been applied to students yet, as I feel we are the perfect beneficiaries of The Grid system.
I particularly like the emphasis on the four themes [Life, Self-Care, Work/Studies, Career] ensuring we do not forget an important area in our life.
Finally, I like the visualisation aspect of highlighting for task completion, but also visualising the tasks from the different perspectives that the “hats” bring – I think this could help me to focus more on the task, by fulling ‘wearing’ the respective hat.”
Will you give the Grid Method a try after the course?
“Yes, I have been using a daily grid today and I will continue to do so to see if it works for me.”