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

 

Regular Sessions

  • Research Power Hour
  • Quick Cross-disciplinary Colloquium
  • Shut Up and Write
  • KnowHow to SearchSMART
  • KnowHow to Reference: Harvard
  • KnowHow to Reference: RefWorks
  • Data Management Planning for Postgraduate Students and ECRS
  • What is the Point of Metadata?
  • Getting Started with Worktribe
  • Managing and Sharing Research Data
  • Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance
  • Academic Publishing and Peer Review

Future Sessions

  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration
  • Data Management Planning
  • Time Management and Motivation
  • Getting Social
  • Careers after Phd: Marketing Yourself to Employers
  • Presenting Confidently at Conferences
  • SPSS
  • Introduction to Policy Engagement
  • Careers after PhD: Interviews
  • Shameless Self-Promotion
  • Annual Research Retreat at the Burn: Thesis Bootcamp
  • Introduction to Systematic Review
 

Contacts & Further Info

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

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