Research Excellence Training Team

The Research Excellence Training Team (RETT) aims to offer all researchers the support and development opportunities to excel in their chosen fields and careers.

Research students

We aim to provide you with hard and soft transferable skills to assist you in your studies and your career. You will find here information resources, relevant training and development resources and access to careers support planning.

We also help support annual public engagement events including the YorkTalks PhD Research Spotlight and Three Minute Thesis competitions. 

Research staff

We are committed to providing all researchers with a supportive, stimulating and structured framework in which to conduct their research and develop their professional skills and career profile.

Graduate Teaching Assistants

In 2018/19, responsibility for developing Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs), including the delivery of the York Learning and Teaching Award (YLTA), transferred from the Research Excellence Training Team (RETT) to Academic Practice. Any queries relating to current GTA support or the YLTA course should therefore be directed to

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