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. There you can browse, find details for and book onto a range of training courses.
News and events
Becoming an Effective Researcher Tutorial (BERT) (online - VLE log-in required)
There are numerous opportunities for you to develop and demonstrate your presentation and research communication skills as well as events at which you can showcase your research to enhance the profile of your work.
3 Minute Thesis competition - PhD students are challenged to educate and engage an audience with their research in just three minutes.
Falling Walls Lab York - York's brightest and best compete every two years to challenge society with their innovative ideas and research.
ResearchBites - an informal opportunity for new research students to develop research communication skills. Takes place in the Summer term.
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.
Postgraduate Research Student Training and Support 2019/20
Take a look at the wide range of training courses we have on offer for Postgraduate students in 2019/20 - RETT PGR Leaflet 2019-20 (PDF , 584kb)
Professional development planning
A Professional Development Plan (PDP) helps you think about the skills, behaviours and attitudes you want to develop as a researcher at York.