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Recording your professional development during your doctorate

How to record training and other professional development activities in SAMIS

Why you need to record your professional development?

It is an expectation that doctoral students engage in their professional development. Your engagement with professional development will be reviewed periodically by your supervisor and faculty and in particular is recorded at key milestones such as candidature and confirmation. Having an up-to-date record is important as it evidences your continuous professional development.

Recording training and development activities in SAMIS

You must keep a record of your training and development using SAMIS.

Most courses and workshops you attend which have been booked through the DoctoralSkills Programme will be automatically added to your professional development training record within SAMIS.

However, it is important that you record other training, activities and experiences that you have done to help with your development. These could include (but not limited to):

  • Teaching
  • Auditing taught modules
  • Undertaking self-directed learning modules on Moodle or other providers
  • Attended conferences, events and seminars related to your discipline or field
  • Networking with others and applying key learning
  • Undertaking self-assessments and taking part in development activities

To record these actvities in SAMIS logon to 'SAMIS on the Web'. In the section labelled 'student tasks' click on the link 'record additional PGR training'. This should take you to a new window for you to record any additional activities relevant to your professional development.

If additional event records are required please contact the SAMIS team.


If you have any questions, please contact us.