What does the Doctoral School do?
What can the Doctoral School do for me?
The Postgraduate Researchers' Society, “PGR Soc”, welcomes everyone who wants to get in touch with other PGR candidates from across the whole University! You can join us anytime, whether you are new at the university or just want a chance to get to know other people.
The objectives of PGR Soc are to:
- Provide peer support for postgraduate research students
- Organise social and academic events
- Develop an interdisciplinary community of practice
Personal Development Planning is a structured and supported process undertaken by an individual to reflect upon their own learning, performance and/or achievement and to plan for their personal, educational and career development.
The primary purpose of a PDP (Personal Development Plan) is to help you to:
- Develop in a wider variety of ways and a wider range of contexts.
- Recognise and be able to list evidence for your own learning and therefore the progress you are making.
- Draw upon and use your expanded personal knowledge to achieve particular goals.
- Review, plan and take responsibility for your own development.
By working through a PDP, you should be able to:
- Identify your training/learning needs
- Work out how to address those needs
- Construct an evidence-based record to demonstrate your acquired skills and competencies to potential employers.
The Doctoral School Induction program will introduce you to your PDP templates.