PGR Development

The Academy’s PGR development offering is designed to enrich your skills and working relationships, foster your talents, and accelerate your professional prospects. In this area you will find links to available development resources. This page will be continually updated as the Academy cultivates its provision for supporting PGR students to balance the delivery of their research projects and their own professional development.

PGR Development brochure 2022-23

The PGR development brochure has been designed for you to learn, make connections and further your development across this unique cross-disciplinary offer for the University of Liverpool’s postgraduate researcher (PGR) community.

PGR development using the Researcher Development Roadmap

The Academy’s PGR development offering is underpinned by the Researcher Development Roadmap which represents the diverse pathways of the skills, knowledge and attributes of successful researchers. These include:

The RD Roadmap is underpinned by the Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF) which is a nationally recognised tool supporting research career development. The RDF sets out the skills, attributes and behaviours expected of researchers.

Online development resources mapped to RDF

You can visit the online researcher skills development resources page containing guidance on what is available to colleagues through LinkedIn Learning. Here you will find a catalogue of courses and videos that have been mapped on to the Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF) so that you can identify which skills each resource is related to.

PGR Supervisor Development

PGR Supervisors Network on Canvas

On the PGR Supervisors Network Canvas site you will find a wide range of training and support for developing your practice as a PGR supervisor. These resources are designed to make you reflect on your current practice as a supervisor, to help you make deliberate choices in how you approach your supervisory practice, and to underpin your practice with scholarly evidence. The PGR Supervisors Network is aimed at supervisors on all Postgraduate Research Degrees, including PhD, MPhil, MD and Professional Doctorates.

On the Canvas site, you can access compulsory online training modules for new supervisors and internal examiners, as well as a wide range of further developmental support. You will also find information about our upcoming PGR Supervisors Network seminars.

To self-enrol on this Canvas site, please go to:



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