Research skills development, ice skating, ice skates, finding your feet

Unit 1: Finding your feet as a researcher

R1: Research Student Induction

Content: In this session you will:

  • Familiarise yourselves with research at Wolverhampton
  • Consider what is a PhD and what is doctoral study
  • Learn how University Services can help with you as a researcher (Services include: IT Services, Learning Information Services, Counselling Services, International Centre etc..)
  • Assess your own research skills

Facilitators: Dr Debra Cureton and Jill Morgan

Tuesday 26th September 2017 10-2pm   MD165
Tuesday 16th January 2018 12:30-4pm  MD165
Tuesday 8th May 2018 12:30-4pm  MD165


Follow up sessions:

  • Addressing the research focus and planning a programme of research (post induction session)
  • Introduction to the Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF) Planner


Vitae RDF descriptors addressed in this session are:

Personal effectiveness (B)
This domain contains the personal qualities, career and self-management skills required to take ownership for and control of professional development.

  • Personal qualities (B1)
  • Professional and career development (B3)

Research governance and organisation (C)
This domain contains the knowledge of the standards, requirements and professional conduct that are needed for the effective management of research.

  • Professional conduct (C1)

Engagement, influence and impact (D)
This domain contains the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage with, influence and impact on the academic, social, cultural and economic context.

  • Working with others (D1)