Research student skills training and supervision

You will have a main supervisor, who you will meet with regularly and an independent progress examiner. We have a rigorous and efficient monitoring system in place which facilitates satisfactory progress assessment including annual progress reviews with your supervisor and progress examiner.

Skills training

You will have the opportunity to carry out a Development Needs Analysis and a Personal Development Plan that will be used to review and develop your range of transferable skills.

You will benefit from the faculty's Graduate Development Programme which offers a range of tailor made training modules, covering themes such as thesis writing, business skills, career management and presentation.

You will also have access to an excellent range of specially designed and planned resources that can assist you in your research and contribute to a positive experience of life as a research student in our School:

  • Library training and ongoing assistance from a dedicated School librarian
  • Option to attend any of the School's undergraduate or MSc classes which may be beneficial to your studies
  • Invitation to the School's Public Seminar Programme and active participation in the School's Research Student Seminar Programme
  • Invitation to Careers Service events which includes meetings with employers and recruitment agencies as well as specialised training in career planning, job applications, interview techniques and CV writing.

Many research students are given the opportunity to present their work at conferences and external seminars which gives students the chance to increase their confidence, develop communication skills and make contact with researchers in their field.

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