The Arts Faculty is committed to providing postgraduates with the opportunity to develop a range of skills that will both compliment their current research programme and prepare them for future employment. Career development courses and skills training are available to postgraduates from a range of providers across the University.
Graduate School of Arts and Humanities skills training options.
A practical training programme for postgraduate researchers led by Bristol and Exeter universities, funded by AHRC beginning in September 2013. Find out more
Research Postgraduates are eligible to attend a range of learning events on the Staff Development Programme. Courses range from those specifically catering to research postgraduate to courses in website design, presentation skills and learning technologies.
These courses are all free and are designed to help you develop your knowledge and skills in support of your current and future career development. You can book the courses through the Staff Development website.
The student development unit offers a variety of courses in key transferable skills and academic skills as well as employability and personal development training. Courses can be booked via the Course Online Booking System.
Researchers in Residence - a scheme, funded by Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the Wellcome Trust, which arranges placements for researcher students and research staff in secondary schools across the UK. The researcher develops a programme of activities that makes their subject and research relevant and exciting for schoolchildren, with advice from the teacher in their host school. Further Information is available from the Researchers in Residence website.
UK Grad Programme - runs an extensive programme of courses throughout the UK to support the personal development and teamwork skills of postgraduate researchers. Further information is available from the UK Grad Programme website.
The Joint Research Councils' Statement on Skills Training for Research Students (PDF, 26.6kB) provides details of the skills that doctoral research students funded by the research councils would be expected to develop during their research training.