Researcher development programme

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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.

Researcher Development Programme 2020-21.

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. 

Additional Platforms and Services to Support your Research  


Library Services

Contact the Academic Liaison Librarian team to discuss how they can support your research in areas such as current awareness, utilising reference management software, or with other information skills. Also, take a look at our Library Matters portal for additional support.

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