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Postgraduate Certificate in Transferable Skills in Science

Alongside my PhD project at Warwick, I am also undertaking the Postgraduate Certificate in Transferable Skills in Science. Further information on the modules I have completed, or am currently working on, are provided below:

Doctoral Skills 1

  • 7-week research plan & literature review
  • 9-month research report
  • Poster Marking
  • Year 1 Research Poster(PDF Document)
  • Seminar Summaries
  • Meeting Planning

Team Development and Networking

  • Residential course. Buckland Hall, Brecon Beacons, Powys, Wales.
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Academic Scientific Writing

  • Scientific fact sheet
  • Scientific Abstract
  • Instructions
  • Describing procedures and presenting results
  • Critique of a scholarly piece of research
  • Reflection on own writing process


Introduction to Teaching for Postgraduates in Sciences

  • Departmental introduction to teaching
  • Teaching skills workshop
  • 60 hours of laboratory demonstrating (30 required)
  • Observation of teaching by an experienced colleague
  • Observation of your teaching by an experienced colleague
  • Evidence of feedback to students
  • Evidence of feedback from students
  • Session Plan
  • End of Year Report

Doctoral Skills 2

  • Monthly supervisory meeting notes
  • Seminar Reviews
  • Seminar review for a general reader
  • Meeting planning/organisation
  • Verbal defence of poster - PG Symposium
  • End of year progress report & 3rd year research plan


Doctoral Skills 3

  • Critical Review of Manuscript
  • Scientific Writing - Paper/Thesis Chapter
  • Networking
  • IP Awareness
  • Ethical Principles
  • Managing a Research Budget
  • Research Supervision
  • Career Development and CV
  • e-Portfolio
  • Thesis Plan & Submission Timetable
  • Verbal Presentation