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.

The majority of the links below will take you to SkillsForge which is the University's system for postgraduate research student development. Log in to SkillsForge to browse, view dates and further details and book onto training courses.

Legal and ethical research compliance

Data protection

Introduction to Intellectual Property and Patents (please email rett@york.ac.uk if a session of this type would be of interest)

Know your (copy)rights

Research integrity and ethics

Research Integrity Tutorial (RIT) (online)
(The Research Integrity Tutorial is located in the Yorkshare VLE module list for all PGR students.)

Teaching and demonstrating

Academic Practice provides training for those who are preparing for teaching. Whether you're a postgraduate researcher, a new Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) or an experienced GTA, Academic Practice offers a range of schemes and programmes adapted to your needs - please see here for more information.

Written communication and publishing

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News and events

Postgraduate Research Student Training and Support 2018/19

To view the the courses RETT is offering PGR students in 2018/19, click: Postgraduate Research Student Training and Support 2018/19 (PDF  , 577kb)

To view specific dates and to book training visit the SkillsForge welcome page

Online Induction

Becoming an Effective Researcher Tutorial (BERT)

Professional development planning

A Professional Development Planning (PDP) helps you think about the skills, behaviours and attitudes you want to develop as a researcher at York.