Humanities Research Training Toolkit
Students graduating with research degrees from UK universities are increasingly expected to have acquired a wide range of skills by the time they complete their doctoral studies.
As a Humanities research student at the University of Exeter you have access to a range of training and development opportunities to help you get the best out of your research and develop professionally. The Humanities Postgraduate Student Researcher Training & Development Toolkit links to disciplinary, inter-disciplinary, careers and generic researcher development training which each student draws up to develop your own bespoke training package to ensure you develop the research skills and competencies necessary to complete your research theses. There are no compulsory courses and although some of the training takes place in formal sessions, students are also encouraged to identify external and informal opportunities for development.
We welcome any feedback and further enquiries; please email the Graduate School Office.
Researcher Development Programme and Career Support
Training needs analysis
- At the start of each academic year you and your supervisor are required to complete a PGR Training Needs Analysis Form, and upload a copy to your MyPGR record. The form gives you the opportunity to devise your own training package and personal development plan. Training can include courses from the provision within the University or, activities such as submitting an abstract to a particular conference
Student led initiatives
- Are you a University of Exeter postgraduate research student who is currently teaching or thinking about teaching at the University? The LTHE programme introduces the principles of effective learning, teaching and assessing in Higher Education and it can lead to you gaining a nationally recognised professional qualification
Funding, awards and initiatives
Interdisciplinary College Training
- Language training (guidance about language training available from September 2014 will be available shortly)
- Medieval Studies AHRC funded Collaborative Skills Development Programme
- Open Access Training and Events