• Date: 2nd Thursday of each month
  • Time: 14:00
  • Place: Faraday Lecture room C, Singleton Campus

Coordinator: Dr Bob Laramee

College of Science Doctoral Training Centre fosters adventurous, ambitious researchers who want to work with impact and purpose. One of our goals is to foster a growing, vibrant community of PhD students across the College. This community is a key dynamic in our drive to be the most creative place to carry out science globally. The DTC provides a competitive advantage to our postgraduate researchers, preparing them for industry and academia that increasingly looks for "T" shaped thinkers: deeply skilled in a discipline but who can connect broadly with others.

Every Science researcher is invited to take part in the seminar and program of activities organised by the CoS DTC. All Science students funded by the Science DTC are required to enrol in the program. Students undertaking research training within the College of Science, are expected to join the DTC as an associate member. The details of the program will be shaped over the forthcoming months.

Writing a PhD is difficult. And those that are just starting a PhD in science have not usually acquired all of the key skills necessary for completion since they are not normally taught as part of an undergraduate curriculum. For example, how does a researcher navigate through the vast amounts of previously published literature related to their topic? Furthermore, for some, this may be their first time working on a larger, long-term project. Developing a large project requires more knowledge than implementing a small one.

Candidate training seminar topics could include:

Interdisciplinary thinking and methods
Research networking
Responsible Innovation and Inquiry (as defined, for example by the EPSRC)
Public Engagement and Impact
Enterprise and entrepreneurship
Funding your research
Research-­led student engagement
Communication skills
Diversity and inclusion and science


If you would like to see a specific seminar topic covered, please let us know.