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See what's coming up in the Researcher Development Programme over the next few months and book yourself a place. If an event is fully booked, add yourself to the waiting list for next time.
Check out all the events we run throughout the year. If we haven't confirmed a date yet, add your name to the waiting list to register your interest as we respond to demand where possible.
Access one of our E-Learning modules, which provide the opportunity to learn or develop key research skills, at a time and place that suits you.
The Researcher Development Programme provides free dedicated workshops which cater for all levels of skill - for those new to doctoral research, to those with more research experience. By coming along to our workshops you will gain and refine skills that will help you successfully complete your research degree.
The programme consists of a range of options, and you choose the activities that are right for you at each stage of your research journey. Many skills are transferable and sought after by employers within and outside of academia.
This list illustrates just some examples of our workshops and presents them broadly by Domains of the Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF):
- A Knowledge & Intellectual abilities: Undertaking a literature review, Managing your bibliographic references, Improving your academic writing, Keeping up to date in your subject, Using SPSS, NVivo, STATA, LaTEX
- B Personal Effectiveness: Becoming an effective researcher, Improving your professional relationships, Taking control: time, project & time management, Planning your doctoral development
- C Research Governance & Organisation: Getting ethical approval, Getting research funded (for research staff), Preparing to complete your doctorate, Preparing for the Viva
- D Engagement, Influence & Impact: Making the most of conferences, Writing for publication, Media skills, Research impact & communication, Presentation design & delivery
- The Doctoral School Researcher Mentoring programme provides coverage of multiple domains, and these will vary depending on whether you are taking part as a mentee (doctoral researchers), or a mentor (research staff).
To decide which activities are right for you use our Training Needs Analysis. Try to review your skills and development needs on an annual basis by completing the training needs analysis in discussion with your supervisor. Review your progress to date and plan your development activities for the next few months.
Please get in touch with us at email@example.com or on 01273 87 7761 if you have any queries about our programme.