Workshops, webinars 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 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, delivered through the key themes:

  • Taking Ownership of your PhD
  • Resilience
  • Research writing
  • Presentation skills
  • Research Productivity
  • Creative & Critical Thinking
  • Careers

Collectively the themes include events to help new researchers with their transition into the wider research environment, events to help PGRs develop essential skills for researcher development, including writing, presentation and critical thinking, together with support for career planning and preparation. Further information on the themes, including video introductions, can be found in the section 'Development Themes'.

We also provide an online PGR Portfolio of Activity, located in the PGR Toolbox, through which you can 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 experts.

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 focused training provided within Schools/Institutes. This University-wide provision covers all domains and sub-domains of Vitae’s Researcher Development Framework and the requirements for training in Statement of Expectations fpr Doctoral Training.