Training and development

Researcher Development Programme

The Researcher Development Programme (RDP) provides a range of training and development opportunities for research staff and postgraduate research students at London Metropolitan University.

Courses are available for all levels of experience from established and advanced researchers to new researchers.

The courses are designed to support researchers in developing a full range of transferable professional, personal, research, and career skills and knowledge.

Current RDP courses

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MANTRA is a free course with guidelines to help you understand and reflect on how to manage the data you collect throughout your research. The course is particularly appropriate for those who work with digital data.

Online Further information and booking
On demand  

Writing Group/s for Research Students
(CELT-facilitated)

Setting aside regular blocks of time to write in the company of others can provide focus, inspiration, and - most importantly - writing! CELT is available to assist those wishing to establish such a group.  We can discuss with you the kind of support that would be most beneficial - e.g., guidance, facilitation, dedicated space - and we invite you to contact us to take your ideas further.

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London DTCs Network
The London Doctoral Training Centres (DTCs) Network includes six London-based Economic & Social Research Council-funded DTCs.  This network has been set-up to allow social science PhD students from across all London-based universities to access as broad a range of training opportunities as possible.

London Further information and booking
16 Feb 2015 10am - 4.30pm

Doctoral Students' Open Days at the British Library: History 1
This event is solely for first-year History PhD students who are new to the Library

The British Library, London

Further information and booking

18 Feb 2015 2-4pm

Postgraduate Research Student Induction - Part 1

T9-05, Tower Building, North Campus

Booking

20 Feb 2015 10am - 4.30pm

Doctoral Students' Open Days at the British Library: History 2
This event is solely for first-year History PhD students who are new to the Library

The British Library, London

Further information and booking

23 Feb 2015 10am - 4.30pm

Doctoral Students' Open Days at the British Library: Social Sciences
This event is for first-year Social Sciences PhD students who are new to the Library

The British Library, London

Further information and booking

25 Feb 2015 2-4pm

Postgraduate Research Student Induction - Part 2

T9-05, Tower Building, North Campus

Booking

25 Feb 2015 10am - 1pm

Using Primary (archival) Sources for Research
This workshop is designed to provide an opportunity for research students and others to understand what primary sources are and their distinction as categories from secondary and tertiary sources. 

T9-05, Tower Building, North Campus Booking
27 Feb 2015 10am - 4.30pm

Doctoral Students' Open Days at the British Library: African and Asian Studies
This event is solely for first-year African and Asian Studies PhD students who are new to the Library

The British Library, London Further information and booking
4 March 2015 10.30am - 12.30pm

Training to be an Independent Chair for Vivas
This session will introduce staff to the role of independent chair for a viva. The workshop will review the procedures for chairing a viva and discuss the importance of the role of the independent chair. STAFF ONLY

T9-05, Tower Building, North Campus Booking
22 April 2015 10.30am - 12.30pm

Examining MPhil/PhD Vivas
This workshop provides guidance for University staff on the regulations and procedures of examining an MPhil/PhD viva. STAFF ONLY

T9-05, Tower Building, North Campus Booking

The Programme offers a range of courses in four domains:

  • Knowledge and Intellectual Abilities - the knowledge, intellectual abilities and techniques needed to carry out research
  • Personal Effectiveness - the personal qualities, and career and self-management skills needed to take ownership of and engage in professional development
  • Research Governance and Organisation - the knowledge of the standards, requirements and professional conduct needed for the effective management of research
  • Engagement, Influence and Impact - the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage with, influence and impact on the academic, social, cultural, economic and broader context

London Metropolitan University's Researcher Development Programme is based on the Researcher Development Framework and Statement.

This Framework is a progression of the Joint Skills Statement and supports the implementation of: the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers; the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education Code of Practice for Postgraduate Research Programmes; and the Roberts’ recommendations for researchers.

FBL Research Training Handbook.  This handbook is a guide to research training opportunities available to research staff and postgraduate research students within the Faculty of Business and Law (FBL). 

Contact details

If you have any queries regarding the Researcher Development Programme, please email: rdp@londonmet.ac.uk