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Professional development for doctoral students

Build a strong set of skills to succeed in your doctorate and enhance your future career prospects.

Coronavirus update

Due to the Coronavirus lockdown, our face-to-face training has been transferred online where possible.


DoctoralSkills: Extra

DoctoralSkills: Extra is a collection of external training opportunities to support your skills development


The difference development makes

Find out why researchers are making time to develop their skills



I didn't just get a PhD

Jon Chouler, Phd researcher in the Department for Chemical Engineering, reflects on the all-round experience his PhD has given him so far.


Get started

Discover the skills you need, make a plan to get them and keep track of your progress.



Teaching during your doctoral studies

Find out more about the value of teaching experience as a doctoral student and how to get involved.




The Researcher Development Framework (RDF)

Find out about the industry standard framework for researcher development. Learn more about your transferable skills and identify areas for development.



Identify development opportunities

Explore the range of online courses and face to face workshops that are available to you as a doctoral student.