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Doctoral Research: Getting Started

Starting a PhD with good working habits, a sound knowledge of what is expected of you, and a strong support network of peers can ensure the successful completion of your research.

This one day event aims to highlight the resources and support which might facilitate your journey through the PhD. It also provides you with an opportunity to meet doctoral researchers and staff from a variety of disciplines across the whole university.

Aimed at

Doctoral Researchers (early stage 0-6 months or part-time equivalent)


This event is for NEW doctoral researchers who are within the first 6 months (or part-time equivalent) of their research, and have not attended this event previously
This event is organised by Brunel Graduate School and is separate from the College inductions.
Participants are asked to arrive on time and are expected to attend the whole day.
Signing in and refreshments: 9.30 am - 9.50 am. Sessions begin at 9.50 am.

Key learning outcomes

​By the end of this event participants will have an understanding of:

  • The practicalities of doing a PhD at Brunel
  • Introduction to the research journey
  • Research data management
  • Researcher development and CPD

Presented by

Series of talks and workshops by different speakers

Session outline and aims

A conference style one-day event, focusing on developing your transferable skills. Sessions include presentations, group work and discussions.

Specific skills focused on in this session

Critical thinking skills, research management, communication skills, inter and intrapersonal skills

Health and Safety and general notice

Participants will be viewing presentations projected onto a screen. Participants may be required to move around and work in groups. Lunch and refreshments will be available at the venue.

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Brunel 3D Development Tool

Develops the following:

Skills needed to do your research and career

Skills needed to disseminate your research

Skills needed to develop your research and career

Researcher Development Framework (RDF) Competencies

Develops skills relevant to the following domains of the RDF:

This workshop is provided by

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