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Doctoral Research: Completing Successfully

Becoming a good researcher in any field requires the development of a variety of different skills. This one-day event provides you with an opportunity to meet other doctoral researchers from across the university, develop your research ideas, make the most of opportunities for skills training, think about your career options, and focus on the areas you need in order to successfully move towards the completion of your PhD.

Aimed at

Doctoral Researchers (final stage over 24 months or part-time equivalent)


This training event is for final stage doctoral researchers who have completed 24 months or more (or part-time equivalent) of their research. 
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:

  • Thesis submission
  • Preparing for the VIVA
  • Public engagement
  • Social media and developing an academic profile

Presented by

Series of talks and workshops by different speakers

Session outline and aims

A conference style one-day development event. Sessions include presentations, group work and discussion.

Specific skills focused on in this session

Critical thinking skills, research management, communication skills, teaching and learning, inter and intrapersonal skills, career management 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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