Workshops, courses and events for Postgraduate Researchers

The LDC Development Team provide a flexible programme that supports all postgraduate research students with their on-going professional and personal development.  This central programme has been designed to provide a range of opportunities that effectively help prepare PGRs in becoming successful researchers and plan for their future careers.

The programme:

  • Is available to researchers across the University who are registered for a PhD/MPhil or MD, regardless of whether they work on campus or off-site, or how they are funded.
  • Offers a variety of delivery formats, including full day and shorter workshops delivered on campus, longer, but more flexible, online courses, and short lunchtime webinars.
  • Includes a wide directory of online resources, accessible to all registered PGRs at Liverpool.

Professional Development Support

Our provision supports a wide range of support, including:

  • Workshops to help new researchers with their transition into the wider research environment and with planning their professional development
  • Workshops and webinars to help PGRs develop essential skills for research-led development, such as: project management, creativity, managing research relationships, facilitation and research communication
  • Workshops to support PGRs in planning and delivering talks for public communication and public engagement
  • A course and series of half-day workshops offering career advice and support

We also provide an online PGR Portfolio of Activity, located in the PGR Toolbox, to create a record of professional development and completed training.

Our Delivery

The programme is delivered and designed by a team of dedicated professional research developers and external expert.

Our workshops are interdisciplinary and are based on experiential learning in a socially constructive learning environment. The workshops also provide essential cross-faculty networking opportunities.

The Liverpool Doctoral College

Our programme is part of the wider programme provided by the Liverpool Doctoral college that includes further training opportunities across the University and specific subject focussed training provided within Schools/Institutes. This University wide provision covers all domains and sub domains of Vitae’s researcher Development Statement and the requirements for training in the RCUK Statement of Expectations.