Unit 1: Finding your feet as a researcher

R15: Researcher Development: PDP and CPD Analysis and Planning


An introduction to the RDF and how it can be used to:

  • prepare for one-on-one reviews with your supervisor about your development as a researcher
  • identify your strengths and areas for further development
  • provide a language to evidence your skills to current and future employers

 Dr Debra Cureton and Dr Ben Halligan, Doctoral College

For 2023-24 R6 Ethics and researcher reflexivity/collecting sensitive data, R11 Getting the Most out of your supervisory team, and R15 Researcher Development: PDP and CPD Analysis and Planning are scheduled to run consecutively on the same days. To book use the Eventbrite link which will register you for all sessions, although you are at liberty to drop in and out of sessions as required. The times below refer to this session only.

Date Time Venue Booking Link
 Thursday 12th October, 2023  4pm - 5pm Online  Eventbrite Link
Tuesday 16th January, 2024 12noon-1pm Online Eventbrite Link
 Thursday 18th April, 2024  4pm - 5pm  Online Eventbrite Link 
Thursday 27th June, 2024 12noon-1pm 
Online Eventbrite Link

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)