Development Themes

These pages outline a number of themes in researcher development that will be important to most postgraduate researchers to progress in their research and prepare for their longer term future. In these pages we will describe why it is important to develop in these areas and the opportunities in the LDC Development programme and wider University  for these areas.

Professional Development Opportunities for New Postgraduate Researchers

The LDC Development team provide specific workshops, online courses and webinars to support new postgraduate researchers in their transition to the research environment and to assess their professional development needs. The workshops also provide essential networking opportunities with other researchers. This programme includes:

Effectively Using the PGR Toolbox Webinar

This webinar helps newly registered PGRs make effective use of the PGR Toolbox in Liverpool Life.
Webinar summary

Taking ownership of your PhD

This one day workshop will help you plan your own PhD, learn to make the most of the supervisory relationship and to recognise your own needs in professional development.
Workshop summary

Introduction to the Research Environment

This one day workshops provide an experiential team work learning experience to explore the research environment and to help identify your own opportunities. 
Workshop summary

Webinars on essential research skills

We offer a series of webinars on a wide range of topics Professional Development Planning to communication skills.
List of webinars offered during the year.
The series includes a specific webinar outlines to help you plan your professional development.  
After the DNA now what? Creating your own plan of professional developmen

See Also:

  • Further University Training
    A list of the various University units that offer different training opportunities to PhD researchers, including Library and Health and Safety training.
  • PGR News @Liverpool  - Subscribe here to gain regular updates to our program.