Our development programme encompasses a variety of elements ranging from formal training to workshops with external experts to immersive opportunities which allow research students to apply and reflect on their skills. Research students at Swansea can access personalised support to identify their own training pathway to address their needs and development through workshops, online resources, and one-to-one sessions.

Courses at Swansea are mapped to the Vitae Researcher Development Framework.  Vitae is an independent professional body which sets standards for researcher development and training.  The RDF describes the knowledge, skills, behaviours and personal qualities of researchers and encourages them to aspire to excellence through achieving higher levels of development.  

The postgraduate research training and development team work closely with specialist teams across the university to provide wellbeing and careers support and activities which are tailored to postgraduate research needs. Postgraduate researchers are also able to access bespoke individual support from across the institution in a variety of areas including research, accessing grants and funding, and employability.