The Researcher Development Programme offers optional training sessions enabling you to learn from, and meet with, a wider network of academics and fellow Doctoral Researchers, while subject-specific courses will be provided by your School.
Doctoral Researcher Development Programme (DRDP)
The Doctoral Researcher Development Programme (DRDP) is a series of workshops and events that are run throughout the academic year. All of the workshops are mapped against Vitae’s Researcher Development Framework. At City, we are committed to your professional development as a Researcher, and the DRDP is designed to enhance your skillset alongside your research. We are constantly collaborating with internal and external Training Providers and Researchers and the programme is updated several times throughout the term, so do watch out for emails and updates on Research Manager. We are also very receptive to feedback and suggestions for training, so if you if you do have any feedback or suggestions, please complete this survey. Alternatively, contact our Doctoral Researcher Training and Development Coordinator, Dr Beth Guilding.
The Summer Term DRDP is now live, and bookable on Research Manager:
20-Apr, 10-11.30am: How to Write and Academic CV
27-Apr, 10-11.30am: Mental Health and Wellbeing
02-May, 9.30-4.30pm: NVivo Training: Reviewing Literature and Analysing Documents
09-May, 10am-4pm: How to Write Your PhD Methodology Chapter
10-May, 10.30-1.30pm: Public Speaking with Dominic Grant
11-May, 10-12pm: Academic Application and Interview Preparation
15-May, 2-3.30pm: Self-Confidence and Resilience in research
16-May, 10-11.30: Career Choices for Researchers within and beyond academia
17-May, 2-4pm: Writing and Publishing Books and Book Chapters
23-May, 10.30-12pm: Academic Writing Practice
23-May, 2-3pm: Copyright for research students in the School of Science and Technology
24-May, 9.30-12.30pm: Project Management for Researchers
07-Jun, 9.30-4.30pm: NVivo Training: Analysing Interview and Focus Group Data using NVivo
12-Jun, 10-11.30am: Structuring Your Thesis
What can I expect from the Researcher Development Programme (DRDP) this year?
Most of the sessions for the 2022/23 academic year will be delivered as a combination of online, hybrid and in-person sessions, and are delivered by both academic staff within City, as well as colleagues within Professional Services Teams i.e. Learning Enhancement and Development (LEaD) and research support via Library Services.
In addition, the Doctoral College works closely with City Students' Union, which provides a range of mental health and wellbeing, as well as study skills workshops, that are available (but are not exclusive) to Doctoral Researchers.