Researcher Development Programme

The Researcher Development and Employability (RDE) team provides training and development opportunities for postgraduate researchers, early careers research staff and doctoral supervisors. 

Our development offer includes a comprehensive programme of in-person and virtual training, online resources, mentoring, one-to-one coaching and supporting information.

Please be aware: researcher development workshops are now being offered in two formats: in person and virtual.  Please ensure that you check whether you can attend an in-person workshop at the time of your booking, and if you subsequently cannot attend then please remember to cancel your booking.


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Find resources for researchers provided by your faculty and department, Researcher Development Programme, as well as Careers and Employability. 

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