Postgraduate development programme


Development and future readiness

Postgraduate development programme

With funding from the Department of Education, the Postgraduate Development Programme exists to support research students in the development of research skills and to enhance their employability through career and personal development.

The postgraduate development programme is based on the requirements of both the Postgraduate Researcher Development Statement and Researcher Development Framework.

These have been created by Vitae, an organisation that exists to support the professional and personal development of doctoral researchers and research staff in higher education institutions and research institutes. They have been endorsed by the QAA and Research Councils UK.

The programme offers students a comprehensive range of training courses, 1-2-1 support and skills development opportunities and is coordinated by the Training and Development and Employment and Enterprise Teams based in The Graduate School.

The Postgraduate Development Programme exists to support research students in the development of research skills and to enhance their employability through career and personal development.

The Postgraduate Development Programme aims to support Postgraduate Research Students in developing a range of professional skills to successfully complete their research and increase their employability.

This is provided through:

  • Researcher Development Planning
  • Training Courses                                                                                                                                                                       
  • Online Learning Resources                                                                                                             
  • Careers Services for PGR Students
  • Personal Effectiveness Programmes
  • Peer Mentoring for PGR Students
  • Student-led Initiatives
  • Researcher Plus
  • 1-2-1 Consultancy and Advice
  • Using Qsis




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