Development activity within the Postgraduate Researcher Development Programme is any activity which enables students to put into practice the skills they have learnt. Such activity is most beneficial, when supported by personal reflection and feedback with regard to identified areas of strength and areas for improvement. The following are examples of developmental activity which students may wish to engage in:
• Attending or presenting at a conference
• Involvement in writing a paper/poster
• Job shadowing and employer visits
• Careers events
• Supervision of project students
• Student-led initiatives
• Public Engagement Activity
This activity can be recorded in your Qsis account by following the instructions available here.
Student - Led Initiatives
Funding is available throughout the year for Student-Led Initiatives. This funding is allocated for training initiatives developed and delivered by postgraduate research students and which benefit other research students.
The initiatives can involve organising a conference, research seminar or some other appropriate training activity. They encourage research students to develop their transferable skills through working independently and in teams on activities that benefit other research students. To apply for funding students must complete an application form outlining the purpose and scope of the initiative and the funding required. The submission must be endorsed by the Head of School.
The application form and guidance notes are available below. Applications can be submitted throughout the year.