Researcher Development and Research Culture

If you are a Postgraduate Research Student (PGR) or ‘Early Career’ Research (ECR) staff member at the University of Exeter, our Researcher Development programmes, funded initiatives, interdisciplinary events, resources and career support provide opportunities to enhance your research and employability, to meet others and become part of our vibrant research community. We offer workshops, webinars, online resources, career guidance and funding to help you design your own professional development programme. If you have any questions please contact the Researcher Development team

Training and Development

This website gives further details of our Core Programme for postgraduate researchers with additional information for Postgraduate researchers located at the St Luke’s campus, Cornwall campuses and Distance Learners. 

Careers Support

Our team has a dedicated careers coach, who supports Postgraduate Research students. We have strong links to the team in the University Career Zone. We provide support for you to explore your career development.

Early Career Researchers

Support for our Early Career Researchers includes training and development, early career researcher networks, careers support and researcher led initiatives. Our Early Career Researcher webpages are being updated regularly. 

Researcher Led-Initiatives Awards

Our annual Researcher-led Initiative awards are available for both ECRs and PGRs to apply for funding design, manage and deliver local training and development in order to meet specific needs.

Postgraduate Research Showcase

Our annual Postgraduate Research Showcase runs for a week in May and celebrates the work of our vibrant postgraduate research community. Check back for updates and note the dates in your diary: 14/05/2018- 18/05/2018

3 Minute Thesis

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a National competition for postgraduate research students, run by research organisation Vitae. 3MT® challenges doctoral candidates to present a compelling spoken presentation on their research topic and its significance in just three minutes. 

GW4 Opportunities

Postgraduate researchers at Exeter benefit from access to skills training and resources from across the Great West 4 (GW4) institutions of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter.

Research Community

We encourage all our PGRs and ECRs to share their stories and to write for our Doctoral College Blog. If you would like to write or join our editorial team, please let us know. 

Contact Us

Researcher Development Team
University of Exeter Doctoral College
Ground Floor, Old Library

Telephone: +44 (0)1392 725337