UCL Human Resources


Doctoral Skills Development Programme

"The UCL Doctoral Skills Development (DSDP) is designed to help doctoral researchers develop skills for research, professional development and employment. The DSDP is mapped to the Researcher Development Framework. You should seek to develop across all sub-domains, depending on your self-assessment, taking advantage of a variety of activities across the programme. Doctoral researchers are expected to spend 10 days every year on skills development." — Professor David Bogle, Pro-Vice-Provost (Doctoral School & ECR Staff)

Begin your skills development journey:

  1. Complete your induction: Research Skills & Professional Development
  2. Develop your understanding of essential skills: Researcher Development Framework (RDF)
  3. Evaluate your skills: Skills Self-Assessment - Research Student Log
  4. Map out your development plan: Course Catalogue (Coming soon)
  5. Book your selected sessions from the course collections below!
Engagement influence and impact

Engagement Influence and Impact

Supervision | Networking and Collaboration | Women in Research | Presentation and Public Speaking | Writing and Publishing | Research Impact and Enterprise | Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) | Teaching

Knowledge and intellectual abilities

Knowledge and Intellectual Abilities

Principles and Tools for Data Collection and Analysis | Principles and Tools for Literature Review | Tools for Research Communication | Research Methodologies and Analysis

Research and governance organisation

Research Governance and Organisation

Copyright | Pillars of Open Science | Research Management | Research Funding

Personal effectiveness

Personal Effectiveness

Wellbeing and Resilience | The PhD Journey | Time Management | Careers Within Academia | Careers Beyond Academia