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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.

Your professional career development

Not only is professional development an expectation as a researcher it will also help you with your career development. We can help you through signposting training opportunities, as well as opportunities for you to develop your skills.

Accessing development opportunities

You can book onto our workshops and events, sign up for development opportunities and access online resources through MyDoctoralDevelopment.

Coaching scheme for doctoral students

Members of the PGR coaching network

Find out if the Doctoral College's Coaching Service is right for you to support you with your own learning or address a specific research-related challenge.

The difference development makes

Find out why researchers are making time to develop their skills

Meet Ioannis

A picture of Ioannis Costas Batlle presenting at Science Show Off

Ioannis Costas Batlle, (PhD in Education) and now Lecturer in Education, reflects on the benefits of taking on different activities alongside doctoral study.

Meet Jon

Jon Chouler, Integrated PhD Sustainable Chemical Technologies

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

Meet Elizabeth

Elizabeth Kaplunov, PhD researcher, Health Pyschology

Elizabeth Kaplunov, PhD Health Psychology researcher, reflects on the benefits of training and development.

Doctoral Development Team

If you have any questions about any aspects of your development or our development programme please get in touch with the Team.