Training and development

Training and development

Training and development

Our Researcher Development Programme (RDP) is designed to support you at all stages of your research degree. The programme is organised into five strands:

Courses within these strands are then recommended for different stages of your research degree – Early (within the initial stages of your research degree, i.e. the first 1-2 years or pre-upgrade), Mid (those in the middle stages of their research degree, i.e. 2-3 years or post-upgrade), or Late (those who have finished data collection and are entering the writing-up stage of their research degree). This enables you to develop and build on your skills holisitically throughout your time at Exeter.

Each of these strands has its own dedicated page with information about training opportunities, online resources and relevant support you can access at the University of Exeter. To get an overview of the RDP, you can download our programme map.

You can book on to all of our courses through My Career Zone.

If you have any questions please connect with us via email: researcherdevelopment@exeter.ac.uk or via Twitter: @ExeterDoctoral 

Training and Development In Your College

Alongside our programmes, you will also be able to access training and development opportunities in your College and/or disciplines.

Seminars and Research Cluster Events

A full list of all the seminars and research cluster events taking place in the Business School.

Conferences

A list of the conferences taking place in the business school.  

The Research Methods Centre in the Business School has a number of workshops which are available to other colleges.  To contact the Centre or request a place on a workshop, please contact business-school-rmc@exeter.ac.uk. Business School staff and PGRs will be given priority access to workshops.

The College of Humanities are running a series of Career Development Workshops over terms 1 and 2, with full details on the HUMs Career Development Workshop Schedule 2019/2020. You can also find resources and support in the PhD and Career Development Advice for Humanities Postgraduates booklet produced by the College of Humanities and the Doctoral College.

Humanities PGRs can sign up for these workshops via the Postgraduate College of Humanities SharePoint. PGRs outside the College of Humanities can contact Jim Milnes on J.P.Milnes2@exeter.ac.uk to request a place.

Please note the schedule/rooms are subject to change. Please keep an eye on the SharePoint for an updated schedule.

Psychology

The Masters module PSYM202 Behavioural Science Research Skills is open to all PGRs in Psychology. The list of sessions can be found on ELE.

Biomedical Informatics Hub

The Biomedical Informatics Hub offers a number of advanced training courses aimed at developing the skills necessary to handle large a wide range of quantitative and mathematical analyses of biological and medical data. The course are available to PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and staff covering things such as R, Linux, Python and ImageJ.

 

College of Social Sciences and International Studies Research Events

Research events play an important role in our active research culture. Academic staff from the University and other institutions come together with students to share and debate the latest ideas and developments. Full details of future events are advertised on the College webpages.

Politics Research Seminar Series


The Department of Politics invite all staff and postgraduates in the College of Social Sciences and International Studies to their Research Seminar Series, including their PGR Series 'Pizza and Politics'. Researchers from other Colleges should contact the department or the centre giving the talk to request attendance.

Graduate School of Education Research Events

GSE conduct a diverse programme of research events each year, from hosting large international conferences to running monthly research seminars and reading group sessions. Unless detailed otherwise, events are open for anyone to attend.

Q-Step Applied Data Analysis Workshops

The Q-Step workshops in Applied Data Analysis seek to provide additional support to students interested in Quantitative Methods for the Social Sciences. They aspire to raise interest in Applied Data Analysis amongst undergraduates and postgraduates, and embed quantitative literacy in the culture of the University.

Data Bee - Doing Qualitative Analysis

Data Bee are a group of PhD students from the University of Exeter. We mostly work in health related research and are passionate about qualitative research methods. We meet regularly to share and argue about data and we’re learning a lot about the risks and joys of working with interviews, naturally occurring data, focus groups, tweets and other kinds of texts, audio and visuals.

Biomedical Informatics Hub

The Biomedical Informatics Hub offers a number of advanced training courses aimed at developing the skills necessary to handle large a wide range of quantitative and mathematical analyses of biological and medical data. The course are available to PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and staff covering things such as R, Linux, Python and ImageJ.

There are many training and development opportunities available beyond the Doctoral College and your academic college, including: