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.

Knowledge and intellectual abilities
The knowledge, intellectual abilities and techniques to do research.

Personal effectiveness
The personal qualities and approach to be an effective researcher.

Research governance and organisation
The knowledge of the standards, requirements and professionalism to do research.

Engagement, influence and impact
The knowledge and skills to work with others and ensure the wider impact of research.

Postgraduates who teach (PGWT)
Workshops from our student programme to support PGWT.

Skillsforge logo

All links on this page will take you to SkillsForge. SkillsForge is the University's system for research student development. Log in to browse and book onto training courses.

News and events

PhD student training and support opportunities 2016/17

PhD student training and support opportunities 2016/17 (PDF  , 230kb) 

Our most popular courses

  1. Becoming an Effective Researcher Tutorial (BERT)
  2. Endnote
  3. Basic Presentation Skills
  4. Introduction to Teaching and Learning
  5. Getting Published
  6. Time Management
  7. Tools for Professional Development Planning
  8. Managing Your Research Degree
  9. Searching the Literature
  10. Creating Your Thesis Using Word


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.