Doctoral Skills Development Programme
The Doctoral Skills Development Programme is open to all postgraduate research students at UCL. Professional development for research students is an important part of UCL 2034 strategy, Doctoral Education Strategy and the QAA Quality Code for Higher Education. Find out more about these and other strategies on our researcher development strategy page.
The programme is informed by the Researcher Development Framework (RDF), the national framework to support the development of researchers. Courses are free to attend for all UCL postgraduate research students.
The Bloomsbury Postgraduate Skills Network is a network of leading Higher Education institutions, created by UCL in order to share best practice in skills training for postgraduate research students.
Please note: In line with the government recommending that staff work from home wherever possible, all of our face-to-face learning has been suspended. We're working with our partners in the Bloomsbuty Postgraduate Skills Network to move as much of our learning activities online as possible, without affecting the quality of these courses.
A collaborative conference for part-time research students at Imperial College London, King's College London and University College London.
UCL DocSkills is offering postgraduate research students at UCL the opportunity to shape their own professional development through our Researcher-led Initiative Awards (RLIs). Find out more about this opportunity and successful past projects.
Information for postgraduate and prospective students and staff on accessing the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online
UCL DocSkills has a limited fund to support you with the cost of learning an addition foreign language, or improving your academic English, in support of your PhD. Find the full criteria and details of courses in this section for foreign languages and improving your academic English.
Find out why it is important and how to record your training points, for all of your development activity.