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Welcome to the GSN Training Zone. This section of the website provides you with the information and tools that you need in order to take responsibility for your professional development as a research student. Researcher development gives you information on the development processes that you need to undertake as a research student and introduces you to the Researcher Development Framework (RDF) – a key tool in assessing your current skills and planning future development. You can then browse or search the catalogue of face-to-face and online training options available to you.

There is no single right set of training that you should undertake as every student's needs will differ depending on their own skills audit and development plan. However, if you are looking for some suggestions, you could have a look at the workshops within the core research training or the topics available within the online doctoral training

We have provided training that we feel will meet the professional development needs of most research students. We recognise that there may be needs that we have not yet catered for. If you feel that there is something that you would like to see in the catalogue then please have your say in the forum and we will be sure to consider every suggestion.