Professional development for doctoral students

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

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.


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



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.


Coming up

Our pick of workshops and courses coming up


Creating content for social media

12 Feb 2019 10.15am 1WN 3.24, University of Bath

Learn more about creating content for social media to help promote your research more effectively

Structure of a doctoral thesis (February)

14 Feb 2019 2.15pm Room to be confirmed, University of Bath

This workshop will give you an opportunity to think about the effectiveness of the overall organisation of your thesis

Teaching during your doctoral studies

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