Research training and development
As a member of the Russell Group Exeter is one of the leading research-intensive universities in the UK. To support our investment in the recruitment and development of high-quality researchers we provide extensive training and development opportunities for both research students and research staff.
Increasingly students are taking research degrees to combine their wish to pursue further research in a subject area with the high-level professional skills developed through undertaking research at this level.
A broad ranging Researcher Development Programme is available as part of a research degree in addition to the training you receive through working with a project supervisor. The programme offers an extensive choice of training and development events exclusively designed for our PhD students. Sessions range from project management to presenting conference papers, and rapid reading of research material to writing up your thesis. The course also includes career management skills training on topics such as CV writing, application forms and interview techniques.
All research students have the opportunity to create an eProfile, this provides an opportunity to showcase your research progress, ideas and wider academic interests as an early-stage professional researcher.
Please see the PhD skills training section of our Postgraduate Study site for details of more training and skills development opportunities for taught and research students.
For general advice on developing your career as a researcher during and after postgraduate study, see our Career Zone site
Staff can take advantage of a number of training and development opportunities within the University. Such as learning and development courses and events offering a broad range of opportunities including personal skills and management development as well as research and teaching related courses.
The You Research pages give details of development opportunities (in person and online); research support and other useful information.
Our staff in academic roles website gives information about the different academic job roles and professional development and career paths including:
- The Professional Development Programme (PDP) for lecturers.
- Grading and progression arrangements for the three academic job families (Teaching and Research, Research and Teaching and Scholarship).
- Promotion procedures.
Research and Knowledge Transfer offer support when applying for research grants.
Early career research staff are also able to access the training and activities provided by the Researcher Development Team.