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PhD Handbook

Training & transferable skills

Your research project work itself constitutes a major training component but in line with Research Council requirements and QAA recommendations, during your PhD, you should also acquire generic skills and skills in research methods.

The university recommends that all research students should undertake the equivalent of 10 days of training and development activities per year of their studies.

Both the Faculties and the university offer an extensive range of opportunities to allow you to develop a wide variety of skills to help further enhance your employment prospects.

These courses allow you to hone your research skills, along with other transferable skills, skills which include project management, communication and entrepreneurial training. In additions there are opportunities to teach, and the relevant training opportunities are also available.

Here you will find information and further links to help you understand what is available to you from both the Faculies, the university and elsewhere.

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