Aims/Description: The UK GRAD Programme (previously known as the Research Councils' Graduate Schools Programme) runs five-day residential workshops specifically designed for PhD students. The aims of the workshop are to give you the opportunity to raise your awareness of your skills and abilities and how best to apply them to the successful completion of your research studies and make the transition from your PhD studies to your future career either in or outside academia. Using experiential learning you will undertake a variety of activities: skills sessions, simulations based on a wide range of reviews and specific sessions on managing your PhD and career. These are national workshops and you will benefit from mixing with graduates from a wide range of organisations, universities and disciplines. NB: All interested applicants must register their unit choice via the RTP Registration Form in the first instance. The Graduate Research Office will then provide you with further information. Places are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Staff Contact: RTPenquiries@sheffield.ac.uk
Teaching Methods: Contact department for further information.
Assessment: Contact department for further information.

Notes: Research Council, Arts & Humanities Research Board, Wellcome Trust funded students attend at no cost. EPSRC also fund places for PhD students on EPSRC project grants. Places for other students are available on payment of a fee

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