The Research Excellence Training Team (RETT) offer workshops designed to equip you with the skills, attributes and knowledge to thrive as an independent researcher. We can help you learn to:
You can book places on all Research Excellence Training Team courses via SkillsForge.
Professional Development Plan (PDP)
All first year postgraduate research students must complete a Professional Development Plan (PDP). To help develop your PDP complete your Training Needs Analysis (TNA).
The Training Needs Analysis (TNA) tool in SkillsForge has been designed to help research students identify current levels of skills/expertise and to identify areas of development. Taking the form of a tube map, the TNA provides suggested training options to help reach a series of ‘destinations’ (such as successfully completing your PhD).
You should aim to complete a TNA and use this to support the creation of a Professional Development Plan which can then be reviewed as part of TAP and supervisory meetings.
The European Professional Development Doctoral Summer School provides an opportunity for exceptional research students to come together to develop their professional skills, share and exchange ideas and network.