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PGR Training Catalogue

As a Postgraduate Researcher, you will annually complete a Development Needs Analysis (DNA) form. This enables you to reflect on your current skills and identify further training that will help you with your PhD. This PGR Training Catalogue will allow you to match your current training needs in each section of the DNA with the online and in-person training that is available to you.

Please see below for links to the online and in-person training which is available in the five key areas of the Development Needs Analysis form. Please be aware that, due to limitations on face-to-face training, much of the 'in-person' training may not take place in the academic year 2020/21, and is therefore offered as a guide to what is usually available.

Communication & Writing

Research Methods

Ethics & Governance

Impact

Employability & Entrepreneurship

 

Communication & Writing

This section covers the follow training needs: 

  • Citing and referencing
  • Writing a ‘literature review’                                    
  • Communicating research effectively
  • English language skills                                
  • Presenting and verbally defending your research                                         
  • Presenting research at Conferences/Workshops              

Training available:

 

Research Methods

This section covers the follow training needs: 

  • Information technology skills     
  • Identifying and using Library resources 
  • Research methods, theories and techniques                     
  • Setting targets and timescales
  • Presenting a plan of purposes, stages and outcomes of research              
  • Critically analysing and evaluating

Training available:

          

Ethics & Governance

This section covers the follow training needs: 

  • Ethical approval             
  • Privacy and confidentiality                                      
  • Intellectual Property rights         
  • Academic research integrity, e.g. plagiarism 

Training available:

                            

Impact

This section covers the follow training needs: 

  • Working effectively in a team and engaging in collaborative activity                       
  • Student-supervisor relationship
  • Preparing research for publication                                
  • Teaching and demonstrating                                
  • Impact, outreach and knowledge exchange, civic engagement            

Training available:

 

Employability & Entrepreneurship

This section covers the follow training needs: 

  • Preparing a CV, job application, & preparation for interview                                    
  • Career destinations within and outside academia.                                       
  • Networking and maintaining personal and professional contacts                            
  • Developing a professional researcher profile in and outside academia                  
  • Skills, attitudes and behaviours to facilitate innovation, creativity and opportunism

Training available:

                  

 

 

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