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Researcher Development Programme

'The prime gain from doing a PhD is little to do with the subject. It is the life skills; surviving countless struggles, persisting through difficult times, becoming a resourceful problem solver and independent thinker; and knowing when to ask for help. Invaluable for any future role!!'


Researcher Development is helping you get the best out of Warwick from your time here; and most importantly getting the best from yourself.

Whether it is getting the tools to do the job, understanding concepts of research practice, getting yourself organised, keeping yourself and life on track; or taking time to listen and understand other people's research, the Researcher Development Programme is designed by you, for you. We use a Dynamic Development model which puts you in charge of your own learning, supports your creativity and curiosity and works to your strengths and needs.

RD sessions coming up in next few weeks:

Summer Writing School

Do you need some help with your writing? Don't know how to get started, how to finish, how to structure, or need some proof-reading help? Then these three days are for you.

  • Day 1(17 August, Microsoft Teams)
  • Day 2 (19 August, Microsoft Teams)
  • Day 3 (24 August, Microsoft Teams)

    Most of our online sessions are 60-90 minutes and are coaching and development focussed where we may share knowledge and help you find the answers for yourselves.

    Importantly, the delivery team are all active researchers, lecturers or both; and skilled facilitators.

    We do not run webinars or seminars. The sessions are interactive and you are fully in charge of your own learning & development.

    On the RDO teams site you will be able to access workshops, discussions, events, materials and resources and also other information recommended by your PGR colleagues to support you whilst at Warwick.

    Full termly programme is available here