Sussex Researcher School

About the Researcher Development Programme

Our training and development programme provides year-round support for Sussex postgraduate 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 postgraduate research to those nearing the end of their research degree. 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 on various topics, including:

  • Ethics and governance
  • Managing your research
  • Academic and research skills
  • Writing
  • Communication and presenting
  • Career development
  • Mental health and wellbeing

Our provision is guided by University strategy, Research Council expectations, and the Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF). Our workshop themes match the RDF domains, meaning you can track your development needs and progress more easily.

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.

Sussex Researcher School