This page details the researcher development opportunities offered by The Graduate School.

The University of Portsmouth aims to ensure that Postgraduate Research Students (PGRS) are trained as generic researchers within their disciplinary context by providing various opportunities for training, development and networking. New PGRS are required to attend induction week activities including the "Getting started with your Research induction event" . All PGRS are expected to undertake ten days (full-time PGRS) and five days (part-time PGRS) of research development activity during each year of registration. Personal development planning can be supported by the option choices available from The Graduate School Development Programme (GSDP).

A wide selection of researcher development opportunities are delivered through attendance at events provided as part of the GSDP. Full details of the GSDP schedule are available on Skills Forge and booking requests are made using this system.

In addition to the GSDP, you should also work with your supervisor to explore other training and development opportunities you might wish to undertake. Further information is available from the Graduate School Development Programme (GSDP) webpage.

The Graduate Students Professional Development Programme (GProf) is available for PGRS who will be involved in teaching and demonstrating and you must attend the first module before undertaking any teaching activity such as demonstrating, fieldwork, laboratories, seminars, studios, tutoring and project or dissertation supervision.  You should gain agreement from your Supervisor before registering for the GProf training.

Further details of each of these programmes can be obtained by contacting the Graduate School: