Development and training

Researcher Development Programme

Open to both postgraduate research students and research staff, it has been developed in line with the Researcher Development Framework (RDF), which articulates the knowledge, behaviours and attributes of successful researchers and encourages them to aspire to excellence through achieving higher levels of development.

Available courses set out under the four main domain headings of the RDF encompassing the knowledge, intellectual abilities, techniques and professional standards to do research, as well as the personal qualities, knowledge and skills to work with others and ensure the wider impact of research.

Research Support Programme

Aimed to support academics and research staff at varying stages of their career and projects, and professional support staff at the University of Plymouth.

Along with our Researcher Development Programme (open to both postgraduate research students and staff), the Research Support Programme also addresses the Researcher Development Framework and The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers that state the commitments agreed by funders, employers and researchers in the UK. It also includes a listing Research Advice Surgeries for whose interesting in applying for funding and the support available.

Further development opportunities

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