Video introduction to the programme, 2020

In the following video, Dr Shirley Cooper from the LDC Development Team provides an introduction to professional development for postgraduate researchers (PGRs) and also outlines the provision within the Liverpool Doctoral College Development Programme.


You can view further video introductions to each of our programme themes within the Development Theme pages, which include advice on how you can develop these essential research skills within your research project and the opportunities to advance these skills within our programme.

Related Links

  • The Liverpool Doctoral College Induction page provides further introductory videos from the Library and advice to support your well-being. (Intranet site - University of Liverpool password required).
  • Training for postgraduates who teach - The Academy provide workshops to support postgraduate students who have occasional teaching duties and have a scheme to gain recognition as Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).
  • University Training for all PGRs - (Link to cavnas - log in required) Various departments within the University offer relevant training to help you start and progress in your research, including the Library, Computing services, health and safety. This canvas site also provides links to Research Ethics and Research Integrity online  training.
  • UKRI Statement of Expectations - the common principles for University, students and supervisors expected by all UK research council students. (Developed under the RCUK).
  • Introduction to the RDF for researchers at Liverpool -  an introduction to the Framework used throughout the PGR programme.
  • LDC Student Experience Team- for advice on generic administrative procedures and institutional regulations, including the PGR Handbook.
  • Introduction to the PGR Toolbox - covers software and requirements for the Record of Supervisor Meetings and the PGR Portfolio of activity.
  • Liverpool Life - login to access PGR Toolbox software.
  • PGR News @Liverpool ‌ (blog) - updates to program information and news of new events for PGRs.