Researcher Development Programme

The Graduate School

Researcher Development

The annual Researcher Development Programme is open to Graduate Students and Early Career Researchers at Robert Gordon University. It is designed to support you on your journey as a member of an inter-disciplinary researcher community.

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About the Programme

The annual Researcher Development Programme is open to Graduate Students and Early Career Researchers at Robert Gordon University. It is designed to support you on your journey as a member of an inter-disciplinary researcher community. There are over eighty workshops, masterclasses, events and resources which supplement and expand on the PgCert Research Development courses and research retreats run by The Graduate School. The training programme draws on the expertise of RGU academics and external scholars, offering opportunities to broaden knowledge and skills, following the themes in the Researcher Development Framework (RDF) – the most comprehensive and nationally-recognised document establishing the desirable standards of practice for  successful researchers.

Each session is mapped onto one of the RDF Domains:

A - KNOWLEDGE AND INTELLECTUAL ABILITIES

The knowledge , intellectual abilities and techniques to do research.

B - PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS

The personal qualities and approach to be an effective researcher.

C - RESEARCH GOVERNANCE AND ORGANISATION

The knowledge of the standards, requirements and professionalism to do research.

D - ENGAGEMENT, INFLUENCE AND IMPACT

The knowledge and skills to work with others and ensure the wider impact of research.

 

Download the Research Supervision Excellence Programme brochure:


Workshops

All events can be booked through the Researcher Development booking and resource hub available on Moodle:

Upcoming workshops

2022

  • Getting Started with Worktribe - 14 September 2022 - 12 June 2023
  • Data Management Planning for Research  Students (PgCert 2 Stage only) - 15 September 2022 - 11 May 2023
  • Outputs for Academics - 19 September 2022 - 17 July 2023
  • Finding Funding - 5 October 2022 - 3 May 2023
  • Moral Underpinnings of Research Ethics - 12 October
  • Time for Research! - 14 October
  • Viva! - 18 & 18 October
  • Early Career Researchers: Planning Career Progression Strategically - 20 October
  • Careers After PhD: Developing your Personal Awareness - 26 October
  • Why Research Culture Matters - 27 October
  • Introduction to Teaching and Demonstrating - 27 October 2022 - 16 February 2023 - 8 June 2023
  • Understanding Your Audience: Elevator Pitch - 03 November
  • Imposter Syndrome: Why Successful People Often Feel Like Frauds - 04 November
  • Careers After PhD: Careers in Academia - 09 November
  • Getting Social - 16 November
  • How to Avoid Plagiarism and Maintain your Academic Integrity - 17 November 2022 - 12 April 2023
  • Networking in Academia - 24 November
  • Writing as Thinking - 25 November
  • Writing as Signposting - 02 December
  • Research Resilience and Zen Prt I - 05 December
  • Careers After PhD: Visas and Immigration - 07 December
  • Writing as Narrative - 09 December
  • NVivo - 13 December
  • Writing as Editing - 16 December

2023

  • Research Resilience and Zen Part II - 16 January
  • Careers after PhD: Industry and Commercial Careers - 18 January
  • Commercialising your Research - 25 January
  • SPARK! Creativity Booster - 31 January
  • The Challenge of Impact - 08 February
  • Seven Secrets of Highly Successful Research Students - 16 February
  • Careers after Phd: Marketing yourself to Employers - 22 February
  • Introduction to Intellectual Property - 01 March
  • Introduction to Policy Engagement - 08 March
  • Presenting Confidently at Conferences - 09 March
  • The ECR to Prof Transition - 15 March
  • SPSS - 16 March
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration - 22 March
  • Positive Habits for your Doctorate (PhD for your PhD) - 24 March
  • Careers after PhD: Interviews - 29 March
  • Practical Project Management - 05 April
  • Shameless Self-Promotion - 18 April
  • What’s Your Story? Communicating Your  Research to the Media and the World - 25 April
  • Fundamentals of Publication Success- Strategies for the Publication Process - 2, 3 & 4 May (3-part workshop)
  • Annual Research Retreat at the Burn - 24 & 26 May
 
 

Regular Sessions & Future events

  • KnowHOW to SearchSMART - 2022/2023
  • KnowHOW to Reference: RefWorks - 2022/2023
  • KnowHOW to Reference: Harvard - 2022/2023
  • Shut up and Write! - Thursdays
  • Quick Cross-disciplinary Colloquium - Tuesdays
  • ECRN Coffee Catch-up - 2022/2023
  • Power Hour of Research - Wednesdays
  • Coffee and Blether - Wednesdays
  • Three Minute Thesis Competition - Spring 2023
  • Introduction to ECR Funding - Spring 2023
  • ECR Funding Journeys - Spring 2023
  • Writing a Powerful Lay Summary - Spring 2023
  • Introduction to Systematic Literature Reviews - Spring 2023
  • Open Access: Maximising the Impact of Your Research - 2022/2023

Mid-career researcher development

  • EPIGEUM: Advancing your Research Career

On Demand

  • Recording Impact on Worktribe
  • Expenditure and Actuals on Worktribe

 

 

Online Resources

  • SGSSS/SGSAH Spring into Methods and Summer School Dr App. Video Suport
  • Welcome to Post Graduate Study Critical and Analytical Writing Project Managing your Dissertation
  • Academic Writing: Sections of your Dissertation Critical Reading
  • Writing your Literature Review Editing and Proofreading your Work
  • Paraphrasing and Using Direct Quotes Using Word to Format Long Documents
  • Quantitative Analysis, Introduction to SPSS, DELTA
  • Choosing your Qualitative Analysis: Introduction- Qualitative Epistemologies: Coding Choosing your Qualitative Analysis: Grounded Theory
  • Choosing your Qualitative Analysis: Phenomenology Choosing your Qualitative Analysis: Discourse Analysis
  • Choosing your Qualitative Analysis: Participatory Action Research Introduction to Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
  • The Science of Wellbeing

Contacts & Further Info

For further details, feedback and future workshop suggestions, please contact the Research Development Officer:

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