Academia 101

Academia 101

Academia 101 has been created to support you in your professional journey as a researcher both during your PhD and beyond, with a series of introductory sessions on key research topics.

Upcoming Academia 101 sessions:

We are working on the new Academia 101sessions for the academic year 2024-25 and we hope to make all the details avaiable as soon as possible.


How Academia 101 supports your development as a researcher

These sessions have been built around the Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF), the national professional development framework for planning, promoting and supporting the personal, professional and career development of researchers.

The Vitae RDF is structured into 4 domains to capture the knowledge, behaviours, and attributes identified as significant for researchers across a wide range of stakeholders:

This also allows you to select sessions that are particularly relevant to your personal research development.


Joining Academia 101 sessions

Academia 101 sessions are hybrid and open to student from any of the North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP) universities:

Please, only register if you are able to commit to engaging fully with the training event.

You will be expected to engage with the training leaders and one another, so cameras should be switched on at all times where possible.

Please, note that non-attendance is monitored, so if you are no longer able to attend an event you have registered for, please do let us know in advance by emailing Academia 101 Lead Charlie Harding (

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