Postgraduate Researchers' Programme

We have a wide range of development opportunities available to research students. Depending on where you are based, you will be able to access training courses and other professional development activities in Cornwall or Exeter as they become available. Online training is available to all postgraduate research students but might be especially useful for part-time and distance based researchers. In addition, our postgraduate researchers are able to participate in research related competitions and initiatives that have been designed specifically for them.

Recommended Topics:

The Postgraduate Researchers’ Programme covers a wide range of topics. The tables below list recommended topics for research students in each year of study (or part time equivalent) within the context of the Researcher Development Framework. The topics are addressed individually in workshops on the Exeter Campuses and related topics are clustered into broader themes in workshops on the Cornwall Campus.

PLEASE NOTE: if a course listed in the table is labelled HASS it is specifically designed for a Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences audience, if labelled STEMM it relates to a Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medical focus.

To see more details about the courses listed under the 'Workshop Topics' headings and for information about how to book your place, see the PGR Events in Exeter or PGR Events in Cornwall pages

To see more information about the courses listed under the 'Online Materials' headings see the Online Courses and Resources page

Domain A: Knowledge and Intellectual Abilities

The knowledge, intellectual abilities and techniques to do research

First year

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Second year

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Third year

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Domain B: Personal Effectiveness

The personal qualities and approach to be an effective researcher

First year

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Second year

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Third year

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Domain C: Research Governance and Organisation

The knowledge of the standards, requirements and professionalism to do research

First year

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Third year

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Domain D: Engagement, Influence and Impact

The knowledge and skills to work with others and ensure the wider impact of research

First year

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Second year

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Third year

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