Taking Ownership of your PhD

The LDC Development Programme offers specific workshops and webinars to help those at the start of their PhD begin the essential planning for the PhD journey and to help them develop into a confident, effective researcher.

    Workshops and Webinars 2020-2021

    In 2020-2021 we are providing the  following series of online workshop for new Postgraduate researchers, which also include an essential introduction to many aspects of the PhD in addition to networking opportunities to meet other new researchers.

    • Taking Ownership of your PhD 1 Starting the PhD           
    • Taking Ownership of your PhD 2 Project Management of the PhD           
    • Taking Ownership of your PhD 3 Networking as a researcher    
    • Taking Ownership of your PhD 4 Time-management in the PhD                
    • Taking Ownership of your PhD 5 Working with your supervisor
    • Taking Ownership of your PhD 6 Developing as a researcher     
    • Taking Ownership of your PhD 7 Surviving the PhD

     All sessions will be repeated at least once during the year and dates will be shown on the LDC Development programme table when available

    The programme also includes the following webinar that will be repeated during the year.

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

    Online provision

    The LDC Development team support a collection of online resources, web based and with videos, to support researchers, which are accessible to all PhD students at Liverpool, including:

    • Online support for the Liverpool PGR Toolbox   - guides to the software itself and how to use it effectively to support your research and your own professional development.
    • Introduction to the RDF  - A guide to the Researcher Developer Framework (RDF), a nationally established framework for the skills and attributes of a successful researcher.

     See our Online Resources webpage for full access to all our online resources.


    Wider University support:

    Those new to the PhD may find some of the following sources relevant:

    • University wide training - A further list of training offered across the University for postgraduate researchers, and particularly those in their first year.
    • Liverpool Doctoral College - information for postgraduate researchers at Liverpool - training information (Intranet site - UoL password required).
    • PGR Student Experience Team - for advice on generic administrative procedures and institutional regulations, including the LDC Handbook.
    • Student Support - including the International Support team, Disability support, Mental Health and counselling.