The Graduate School training and development programme empowers postgraduate students and early career research staff to develop the skills required in their research and future careers. Our central programme is for researchers from all disciplines, whereas our Faculty and Doctoral Training Programmes offer courses tailored for researchers in a particular faculty or discipline.
The skills gained from these programmes will improve your ability to complete your research project on time and to present your work to a variety of audiences. They will also help you to develop a good understanding of how your work could transform the lives of people and societies across the world and encourage you to reflect on the commercial possibilities for your research.
Key areas covered include:
The courses vary in length and format, from one-hour seminars to online courses that you can complete or use as an information resource in your own time.
All of the Graduate School’s training provision for researchers is mapped against Vitae's Researcher Development Framework (RDF).
Vitae is the UK organisation championing the personal, professional and career development of doctoral researchers and research staff in higher education.
Vitae ‘researcher booklets’ offer practical information to researchers about different topics in support of their personal, professional and career development.
Our Viva Survivor webpage brings together details of the extensive range of viva support for students.
Some provision is of the traditional workshop style, others, such as the YouTube and iTunes U is web based.
The Graduate School and Graduate Centres work closely with the Careers and Employability Service to help you to plan your career and give you the knowledge and techniques which will enable you to effectively present your skills, qualities and experiences to future employers.
Find out more about the support we offer through our Careers Support pages.
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