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Doctoral College Professional Development Programme

At present we're unable to offer face-to-face training for PGRs through the Doctoral College Professional Development Programme. This is also true of external training and development opportunities for the time-being. There's no need to worry - we've taken our training and development opportunities online and you'll find that many of the external training and development opportunities you might wish to access are available online too.

We'll soon be launching a new online PGR Development Hub through which we'll be able to signpost you to a variety of high-quality online learning opportunities both within and outside of the University of Southampton. This will include online workshops, webinars and standalone online learning modules.

Being successful as a researcher requires you to think carefully and strategically about your skills, your objectives, and the areas in which you need to develop - including the personal/transferable skills which are an increasingly important aspect of research training.

Throughout your research candidature, you will have access to a range of opportunities for training and development, offered both at discipline level and centrally via the Doctoral College. By taking advantage of appropriate workshops and courses, as well as getting involved in activities and events, you will:

These webpages will support you in finding information, booking training, and planning and reviewing your development and career progression.

If you have any questions or need help with training or professional development, please email

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