Swansea is home to a thriving research community combining world leading research with a welcoming, inclusive, collaborative ethos, and a focus on research which has real-world benefits. Our Postgraduate Research Office coordinates interdisciplinary postgraduate researcher activities and support across the University. We work to ensure you have the best possible experience by providing access to funding and development opportunities, providing training and resources to develop your professional and research skills, and supporting student-led events and activities. SUPPORTING YOUR DEVELOPMENT We offer a comprehensive researcher development programme supporting you to develop the skills, knowledge and attributes to excel in your research and your future career.
TRAINING FRAMEWORK Our training framework, made up of ten different themes, is designed to support your research and professional development at every stage of your candidature.
THE TEN TRAINING THEMES:
• M anaging Information and Data • Presentation and Public Engagement • Leadership and Working with Others
• Impact and
• Teaching and Demonstrating • Career Planning and Progress
• Academic Writing • Research Methods • Safety, Integrity and Ethics
• Resilience, Problem Solving and Personal Effectiveness
Each theme has workshops, resources and opportunities at different levels, tailored to the stage of your candidature or level of experience: Engage: Introducing students near the beginning of their candidature to the tools needed to ensure their research journey starts in the best possible way. Explore: Developing skills for those in the middle of candidature, introducing new research techniques and tools, exploring the impact of research and supporting their engagement with the wider research community. Enhance: Supporting students coming to the end of their research degree to complete their research and plan for their future whether inside or outside academia.
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