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Graduate School PGR Training

The Graduate School provides a programme of research training designed to provide you with the necessary skills to support you in the successful completion of your research degree, but to also support your personal development during your time as a postgraduate researcher.

We provide a mixture of online and in-person workshops. More details of workshops taking place can be found here: Faculty of Science and Technology: Research Training

To register for workshops please follow the links provided in the training calendar linked above, or click on the event window below. Registrations will open two weeks before the workshop takes place.

Our workshops will provide you with time to think about how to maintain your own wellbeing through the PhD experience and to help you prepare to present your research at conferences. We also offer several writing sessions to help you find the space to get your thesis done and careers workshops to guide you in thinking about what comes next. 

These workshops are not a compulsory part of your study, but we highly recommend that you attend some training workshops during your time as research student. It’s a great way to learn new skills, but also to meet other PGRs outside of your research area.

All of the courses we provide enable the development of skills that are highlighted as vital for researchers in the Researcher Development Statement (RDS). 

The RDF provides more detail on the Four Domains. It is a tool for planning, promoting and supporting the personal, professional and career development of researchers undertaking postgraduate level research through to postdoctoral research and early career research. When looking through our programme of workshops, you will find each connected to a specific area of the RDF. Although many of our workshops cover a number of areas of the framework, we've highlighted the most prominent subject content. 

The four domains of the Researcher Development Framework (RDF) encompass what researchers need to be effective in their research, when working with others, and in contributing to the wider society and environment. Information on what skills you can expect to develop from each course is detailed in the Graduate School Research Training course list.

If you have any questions, or would like to suggest a workshop that you'd like to see please contact:

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The Graduate School runs training events across the academic year, designed to help you improve your studies and research.

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