RET Team Online Career & Professional Development Training for PG Researchers

The response to our online training this year has been overwhelmingly positive, with 87% saying they are enjoying it. Our ‘live’ online courses involve interactive elements and are complemented with resources on the RETT VLE. In addition there are stand alone self directed courses such as the Being an Effective Researcher Tutorial (BERT) – also available on the VLE.

Below we have highlighted a range of community schemes and live online training sessions which we hope you will find useful!

If you have any questions about these sessions, please email us at, and be sure to follow us on Twitter @rett_york !


How to Thrive and Survive in your PhD
Managing Your Supervisor
Preparing Your Online Viva

PGR Mentoring Scheme

European Doctoral School 14-17 June. Programme & further details available at the end of April

Online Interactive Training

  1. Presenting at Online Conferences 
  2. Writing for the Conversation
  3. Networking and Collaboration (online)
  4. Social Media for Researchers
  5. Getting Published in Peer Reviewed Journals 
  6. Effective Project Management 
  7. Managing your Research Data (Library)
  8. Thesis Essentials – Creating your Thesis using Word
  9. Career Planning (Careers & Placements)
    Understanding Yourself & Your Options
    Understanding your Personality with MBTI
    Developing your Career Plan
  10. Completing your Thesis
  11.  Preparing for your (online) Viva
  12. Online Tools: Collaborate with Slack

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