Getting a PhD or doctoral research completed is an upheaval task. Most often, on average, out of ten PhD candidates, only three of them managed to successfully graduate on time. In many instances, students relied heavily on supervisors for guidance. However, supervisors have to monitor approximately 10 (or more) doctoral students simultaneously. To a certain extent, this is not surprising because doctoral students are expected to be able to perform independently while supervisors will only be there as a passive guide.
Given this constraint, students often find themselves in isolation without any solid support system to navigate them throughout the arduous journey of doctoral research. Therefore, the CEL ACADEMIC PhD Coaching program aimed to provide a comprehensive support scheme to PhD candidates which will accompany them throughout the course of their doctoral research.
The main objectives of this coaching program include:
To provide a comprehensive tutoring scheme to students undertaking doctoral research.
To familiarise students with the ins and outs toward writing a PhD level dissertation/thesis.
To assist the students in materialising their supervisor's comments/feedback.
To guide the students in the direction of an ethical research process.