Professional Development

If you wish to access training at a university other than your home institution then email the relevant university PGR Office explaining that you are a researcher within the GW4 Fresh CDT and outlining the workshop that you wish to attend. PGR Office emails are:

University Guidelines

During your time on the CDT, it is your responsibility to understand the rules and regulations that govern your PhD. Therefore, you should take some time to read through the regulations and codes of practice for your home university:

NERC Research Careers Documentation

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Vitae is a non-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting the professional development of researchers. They have a wealth of resources available on their website, but much of it is ‘member only access’. If your organization is a member then you can access the site by logging in with your university email address by clicking here.

Vitae Researcher Development Framework Professional Online Planner

As part of your time on the GW4 FRESH CDT, you may wish to access Vitae’s RDF online planner. Using the planner initially to audit your skills, behaviours and attributes will enable you to develop a comprehensive training plan that highlights your strengths and identifies areas you may need to work on, and provides a means to plan your future development using a structured target setting approach.

You can find out more information about Vitae through the links below:

GW4 FRESH CDT Documentation

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