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Brunel Graduate School

Brunel Graduate School coordinates a University-wide programme of researcher development activities. These activities have been designed to align with both the Brunel 3D Researcher Development Tool © categories and the national Researcher Development Framework (Vitae, 2010) which sets out the knowledge, behaviours and attributes of effective researchers appropriate for a wide range of careers. The activities can be in the form of interactive workshops, seminars, networking events or presentations and are delivered by Brunel and external academics and experts. The majority are delivered across disciplines to encourage researchers to develop their interdisciplinary skills and networks.

Part of the Researcher Development activities for research students includes the annual Researcher Development Series (RDS) 1, 2 and 3. These cover:

  1. RDS 1: New Researcher Induction
  2. RDS 2: Intermediate Researcher Development
  3. RDS 3: Advanced Researcher Development

Registering for a researcher development activity

You will need to pre-register to attend the researcher development activities. Most events have a limited number of places which are generally available on a first come, first served basis. Where workshop dates are listed you can register immediately following the instructions. If no date is scheduled, or if the date is not suitable for you, you can add your name to the waiting list to be notified when new dates become available.

If you cannot attend, please cancel your registration at least 48 hours in advance by visiting or emailing Cancellations via telephone and emails to individual staff members will not be valid.

Also see our range of online courses and resources (available via BlackBoard Learn > Brunel Graduate School).

If there are any particular topics related to researcher development that you wish to see within this programme, please let us know. You can visit us in person, contact us via email: or by phone 01895 265935.

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