Hello and welcome. We at Graduate Development have set up today’s event to introduce you to key information and people. We work at Faculty level in Engineering and Physical Sciences, which you’ll see abbreviated to “EPS”. For those of you in a Doctoral Training Centre who are split between two Faculties, at some stage you’ll also get to meet our colleagues from other faculties. It says here “Graduate Development”, which is targetted at Postgraduate researchers… we also run “Researcher Development” to meet the needs of Post-doctoral researchers. Thus we work to create a continuum of resources for researchers throughout the early stages of their careers. …………………………… ..
JIM: we have two key aims. Firstly we aim to empower you to be more successful now, during this PhD. Secondly, we have a broader aim of maximising your success in whatever career you choose to move on to. You’ll find we work together with our colleagues from the Careers Service, who you’ll hear more from shortly.
GEM: Professional development is sometimes likened to a toolbox: through training you can acquire tools and techniques which equip you to work and progress efficiently. Using the best tool for the job will get the job done well and quickly. You can often improvise or make do without, but it’s worth at least knowing about these tools.
JIM: Online resources for these, see paper in your pack for how to log on. GEMMA: A key part of these development opportunities are the workshops, since we provide …… hours per year. This is where you’ll see most of us… in addition to the workshop content, people often appreciate these for the networking with PhDs across the faculty. These contacts can be one of the most enjoyable aspects of the PhD, and to underline this point I’d like to ask you to start getting to know some people here today… [next slide]
: Your closest sources for support and development are your Supervisors, research group, and School. This is where you’ll spend most time and develop close relationships, as we heard earlier in the videos. Thirty years ago, this would have been all the support you got. Times have changed, expectations are higher, and competing demands on Supervisors’ time have grown. Here at Graduate Development, we are an extension of your Supervisory support. We also act as a portal to a range of other development providers…
: There are different ways to meet your development goals. We recognise that you are a unique individual with your own learning styles and preferences. There is huge flexibility for you to choose what is right for you at each stage and point in time. You’ll learn a lot through “on the job” training, teaching yourself and learning from more experienced people around you…. etc
So where do you start? The first thing for all new research postgraduates is a two-day course called Speed PhD: Introduction to research. As well as introducing you to the online …. To get you started with benchmarking your current skill levels, you’ll get an overview of essential resources including guest speakers from the Library. We will examine key components of your Research programme, and you will leave with a sound understanding of what happens at each stage of your degree.
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Maximising your potential: Researcher development Dr. Jim Boran Graduate Development Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
<ul><li>Graduate Development is all about gaining and enhancing skills to successfully complete your research degree and maximise employability in your chosen career path . </li></ul>
What’s on Offer? <ul><li>Skills audit framework </li></ul><ul><li>Personal development planning </li></ul><ul><li>Development opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Researcher networking </li></ul><ul><li>Key information </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate Resource </li></ul><ul><li>Book </li></ul>
An extension of Supervisory support You Supervisors, School Graduate Development Research Councils Careers Service Vitae UMIP Researchers in Residence Manchester Enterprise Centre
Development opportunities Your development goals Face-to-face Practical experience Mentoring Work placement Teach yourself Workshops Online
‘Speed PhD: Introduction to Research’ workshop <ul><li>Guide to the online Development Needs Analysis & Personal Development Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of essential resources </li></ul><ul><li>Research Ethics & Intellectual Property </li></ul><ul><li>Clarify PhD progression </li></ul><ul><li>Develop new networks </li></ul>
Come to the Induction! <ul><li>Friday </li></ul><ul><li>24 September </li></ul><ul><li>Sackville Street </li></ul><ul><li>Building, C Floor </li></ul>