Researcher Development Programme

The Researcher Development team provides training and development opportunities for postgraduate researchers, early career research staff and doctoral supervisors.

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


Our newsletter

Quarterly newsletters are emailed from RDP to PGRs and ECRs which include information on upcoming events and opportunities as well as PGR spotlight articles.

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Why it is not a 'failure' to leave academia. Employability for PGRs outside of academia.
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So happy our Researcher Development Fund was able to support this ECR collaboration: Cole, R., Lindsay, C. & Barker…
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Latest blog posts


The off-campus PhD – The Wider Journey of the PhD

Melissa Addey's latest instalment of the off-campus PhD encourages all PGRs, even on campus to get off...


A Change is as Good as a Rest! My Experience of an RCUK Internship

PGR Sarah Golding talks about her PhD "break" spent doing a 6-month internship with Public Health England’s...

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