Graduate Development: Supporting you every step of the way

Published on 29 September 16

Your PhD journey is about more than your thesis; developing personal and professional skills is an important part of being a postgraduate researcher. Researcher development training is designed to help you develop the skills needed to undertake focused research,  to write up and present you work but also support with you with things like developing your research career, exploring your options outside of academia. Training courses are also a great way to meet researchers from different schools and disciplines.

Your training should be tailored to you and your needs and devised in consultation with your supervisor and reviewed on a regular basis.  As part of this (or alongside) you can access training offered the researcher development team in your faculty  as well as an extensive range of workshops, courses and careers guidance offered by teams in the library and careers service.

So, whether you’re just beginning your PhD or you’ve been here a while, here’s a guide to where you can find resources and information to help you this academic year:

Faculty of Engineering and Science Here you’ll find information about all the training run by the Faculty Graduate Development team, you can also follow them on twitter or keep an eye on their blog for information about new opportunities.

Faculty of Humanities: Information from the Research training and professional development team on the types of training available. See ProGRess@humanities for details of all the training dates and follow their blog, twitter or Facebook page for lots of other relevant information and tips.

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health: all the information you need about the graduate development programme offered by the faculty training team.

Careers Service: Information on how dedicated support for PGRs from the careers service, including a forthcoming series of specialist events for PGR students. 

The Library’s  My Research Essentials is a programme of training workshops, information sessions and online designed specifically for PGRs. Topics include resources to use during the research process, recent developments scholarly communication tools and research funder policy requirements.

Through Research IT the University’s IT services provide specialised eResearch capabilities.

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