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About the Researcher Development Programme

Our training and development programme provides year-round support for Sussex doctoral researchers. We are committed to ensuring you have opportunities for developing your research, personal and professional skills.

The professional skills you develop by participating in our programme will help you to:

  • Successfully complete your research degree
  • Aid your career progression beyond completion
  • Share experiences and learn from your peers, as well as the tutor
  • Develop your skills

Our programme caters for all levels – from those new to doctoral research to those with more experience. You can choose the activities which are right for you at each stage of your research journey.

Workshop facilitator

We offer workshops and online modules covering:

  • Managing your research
  • Academic and library skills
  • Writing and communication
  • Career development
  • Wellbeing
  • Digital researcher

Our provision is guided by University strategy, Research Council expectations, and the Researcher Development Framework.

We are committed to providing workshops, events and learning resources that are in line with the University's equality and diversity policies and guidance. 

Research staff can access the Research Staff series of training and development events.

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