Researcher development programme

At the Doctoral College we run a Researcher Development Programme which offers a wide range of courses and sessions to help you develop and broaden your research and transferable skills, whether you're a postgraduate research student or member of staff .

If you've got questions or want to book a session, please contact us at researchskills@plymouth.ac.uk.

If you're a research student or research staff member at the University, the sessions we offer are free of charge. We encourage you to take these opportunities to develop and refine your skills, as well as connect with colleagues. Our programme is designed to support your research and your career choices.

The programme is supported by Research Councils UK, Vitae and employers of researchers. We recommend you attend up to ten days of development activities during each academic year. These activities can be from our Researcher Development Programme, subject specific training, external training, workshops and conferences. Our 2017/2018 programme also includes brand new and revised sessions and repeats of our most popular development sessions, such as writing for research publication.

Visit the Vitae website for excellent development resources for research students, supervisors and research staff.

Three Minute Thesis competition

Three Minute Thesis competition is open to postgraduate research students currently enrolled on MPhil/PhD and professional doctorate programmes.

Find out more about the competition