Our development and training programme

Our programme encompasses formal training workshops delivered by internal and external experts, immersive opportunities that allow you to apply and reflect on your skills, as well as online resources that you can access on demand, as often as you like. The programme is underpinned by our training framework, consisting of 10 different themes, designed to support your research and professional development at every stage of your studies.

Our framework of 10 training themes is designed to help you make sense of and reflect upon your development and training needs and make plans to achieve your goals. Each theme has associated workshops, resources and opportunities at different levels. The framework is informed by the Vitae Researcher Development Framework, an internationally recognised framework for researchers, which sets out the knowledge, abilities, techniques and professional skills needed for research, as well as the personal qualities, knowledge and skills to effectively work with others. PGR students at Swansea have access to Vitae’s resources to support their development.