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.
Information for 2020-21 coming soon.
More about the Programme
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.
Further resources to support your research
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.