PGR Development

The PGR Development Needs Analysis (DNA) aims to create a learning programme that allows research students from all disciplines across the University to enhance and develop their skills for a successful research experience and career.

The DNA is at the centre of your continuous development as a research professional. It is a process that allows you to review and enhance the skills you have at present and helps you plan for developing your future skills and professional competences. It helps you, and your supervisors and mentors, to map out your future progress ensuring you are prepared for the research environment and equipped for the professional challenges ahead.

At the start of your first year you will undertake the Development Needs Analysis along with your supervisor, which will promote reflection on your existing skills and allow you to consider what skills you may need to develop to complete your research project and progress into the career path of your choice. 

The Record of Supervisory Meetings and PGR Portfolio of Activity are located within the PGR Toolbox, which is accessed through Liverpool Life.  The PGR Toolbox is managed by the LDC (Liverpool Doctoral College) Development Team and is used to support your progress through the PGR Development Programme.

If you have a query that relates to how to use the Record of Supervisory Meetings please contact the LDC Development Team. If your questions relate to when and why you need to log supervisory meetings please visit our FAQs page