The Graduate School provides a general research-skills training programme, and development events designed to complement the subject-specific and project-related training provided by academic units (faculties) and disciplines. These cover topics such as carrying out a literature review and preparing for your viva.
These sessions are delivered face-to-face (but are generally streamed simultaneously to a moderated online room and recorded for later access) and cover topics such as planning your research, managing for your wellbeing, carrying out a literature review, and progressing throughout your student journey. There are specialist training days in Methodologies for Social Science researchers, and more general writing and communication skills support for all our researchers. Day schools also provide concentrated sessions and are popular with our part-time students. All Graduate School training is aimed at new PGRS.
Our research-career development programme (designed for all University research staff) is open to all full- and part-time PGRS, and combines targeted training for those in the first half of their degrees, with events aimed at later-stage PGRS and early-career researchers. Thus, our training provision is wide-ranging and adds considerable value to the student experience.
Our training aligns with the Vitae Researcher Development Framework. Details can be found on the Vitae website.