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Researcher Development Programme

Supporting the development of PhD students and early career researchers. 

To support the development of researchers at the University of Suffolk, the Graduate School runs a varied Researcher Development Programme, aimed at Postgraduate Research students and early career researchers. This programme is mapped against the Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF) and has developed since 2011 to engage more external speakers and to ensure we are always meeting the needs of our students.

The Researcher Development Programme has raised the profile of research internally, enriched the staff and student experience and provided opportunities for networking both internally and with external organisations engaged in the support and development of research and researchers.

Training will primarily be available online and will provide you with an excellent series of workshops to cover wide-ranging topics relevant to you and your PhD.

For members of staff and students, you can view the calendar and register your attendance at workshops via LibCal here. If you do not have a university email account and would like to learn about the upcoming sessions then please do get in touch with


Student and staff evaluations from the Researcher Development programme workshops:

“Excellent presentation; it was an extremely interesting topic; very knowledgeable presenter”

“Obviously knowledgeable speaker, interest was held; clear and concise presentation which stimulated good Q & A. All good, it was a very informative session”

“Helpful: pertinent and engaging, humour, well-paced, willing to diverge if necessary; recommend: having access to content afterward”.

“Very clearly explained and opportunity for question clarification; presented key information with clarity and relevant to the context of University staff and students; extremely informative’.

Previous programmes:

Research and Enterprise Development Programme 2017-18

Researcher Development Programme 2016-17

Researcher Development Programme 2015-16

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