The Doctoral Researcher Development Programme (DRDP) consists of formal workshops, specialist skills sessions and independent study (PDP).

The content is carefully designed to support your research and academic progress and is delivered by academic staff, University specialists and external facilitators who are recognised in the HE sector for their expertise and high quality support of doctoral research.

In each Year section, you will the schedule for both School and University workshops, specialist skills sessions and any additional support available for the 2019–20 academic year. Please take note of any guidance and booking instructions for specialist skills sessions.

If you are following the part-time study mode your attendance on the DRDP should complement your own study and research project. This will vary from student to student. Please be aware that, during your first year in particular, you need to make a time commitment and plan for this in order to give yourself the best start possible. In your first year, you must attend School Workshop 1.1 and University Workshop 1.1. Your School DRDP Co-ordinator can provide guidance on how best to engage with further elements of the programme.

If you are moving into your second or a subsequent year of study and you have missed any of the previous workshops you are welcome to book a place by contacting the relevant facilitator (you can see their name/s in the workshop information in the VRE) or School co-ordinator. If you need further advice please contact the University DRDP Co-ordinator. All contact details can be found on our Key contacts page.

Download the programme schedules below: