Training and Development
To help make sure our postgraduate research students get the most out of their time at King's, we offer a wide range of support; training and development opportunities to fulfil their potential that will help them develop their career.
These opportunities are mainly focused around generic and transferable skills (to meet the requirements of the Research Councils of the United Kingdom (RCUK) that post graduate research students undergo 10 days of transferable skills training per year for full-time students and 5 days for part-time students) but students are also encouraged to find out about additional subject-specific training that may be available in their faculties.
- Classroom-based courses - we offer a wide range of classroom-based courses which cover all the essential skills and support needed to develop a strong career in academic research. These courses range from advice on career development to practical skills for writing, editing and analysis.
- Careers & Employability
- Communication & Impact
- Doctoral Essentials
- IT Essentials
- Personal Effectiveness
- Resilience & Wellbeing
- Statistics & Data Management
- Writing & Publishing
- Online materials: we also provide online material via the King's e-learning platform KEATS.
- Statistics Advisory Service: the Statistics Advisory Service is intended to provide initial project advice and technical support with carrying out the statistical aspects of a research project.
- Library Services: the library homepage provides all the information. Library Services also provide training and play an important role in the College’s Graduate Skills Development Programme. For further information click here.
The Library Services’ training portfolio includes:
- Information skills training, including searching for, appraising and citing online and print resources
- Bibliographic software training, comprising subject specific courses in EndNote
- Dissertation support workshops
- Dedicated NHS training provision
- Information management courses on managing records and data, for staff and researchers
- Events and seminars: IoPPN hosts important events that include speakers such as cabinet ministers, famous authors and star performers. For future events information please visit the “What’s on” page of the website. We also host Weekly seminars and journal clubs.