The Researcher Development Framework (RDF) is the industry standard professional development framework for researchers.
Professional development for doctoral students
Build a strong set of skills to succeed in your doctorate and enhance your future career prospects.
Professional development is a crucial element of doctoral study, not only in supporting your research, but also as part of your longer term career development.
Find out how to build an impressive set of transferable skills which can help you succeed in your doctorate and whatever you choose to do next
How to record training and other professional development activities in SAMIS
Join us at a networking event to take a break from your research and meet other researchers.
Find out more about the Doctoral Roundtable series organised by the Doctoral College to help connect doctoral researchers with others to share their experiences
Find out how our virtual writing sessions and retreats can keep you motivated, reduce your levels of procrastination and help you achieve your writing goals.
Take part in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition and develop valuable communication skills.
Ionannis Costas Batlle, (PhD in Education) and now Lecturer in Education, reflects on the benefits of taking on different activities alongside doctoral study.
Jon Chouler, Phd researcher in the Department for Chemical Engineering, reflects on the all-round experience his PhD has given him so far.
Elizabeth Kaplunov, PhD Health Psychology researcher, reflects on the benefits of training and development.