SWW DTP students have access to each institution’s subject, researcher and professional skills training. Regardless of where you are registered to study or which institution offers the training, you can apply to undertake any of the modules available at our consortium institutions that may be of value to you.
Training Needs Analysis
Students undertake a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) in collaboration with their supervisors each October. The TNA is an annual assessment of each student’s training requirements for the year ahead. The DTP uses the TNAs to support each student’s ongoing researcher and professional development by helping them to access the training they need to be successful.
Students can apply to undertake M-level modules useful to the progression of their research at any of the eight consortium institutions. For example, in 2015/16 an SWW DTP student based at the University of Bristol will be undertaking ‘Qualitative Research Methods 1 and 2’ at the University of Bath.
Researcher development and professional skills training modules
There are hundreds of training modules across the consortium open to SWW DTP students. With a mixture of workshop-based and online modules, students are given the tools to succeed during their PhD and are also provided with a solid foundation for success in their future careers.