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University Graduate College Programme

Thesis Whisperer

QUICK LINK: Click here to go straight to our web based booking system

The University Graduate College Programme is designed to offer you opportunities to develop the skills you need to complete your research degree on time and to enhance your employability. It incorporates generic personal and professional skills and discipline specific skills, and is organised by the University Graduate College.

The programme is informed by the Researcher Development Framework (RDF), a major new approach to researcher development, which aims to develop world class researchers and build the UK higher education research based. The RDF was developed by Vitae, in consultation with HEIs across the UK and the public and private sector, and describes the knowledge, behaviour and attributes of successful researchers. The University College Programme is structured according to the four ‘domains’ or categories laid out in the RDF: Knowledge and intellectual abilities; personal effectiveness; research governance and organisation; and engagement, influence and impact.

The RDF is available to download at the bottom of this page.

All the events in the programme are open to Cardiff University research students (MPhil, MRes, PhD, MD, MCh, and professional doctorates).  Visiting researchers may be granted access if space is available.

General information about the structure of the Programme and advice on planning your skills development can be found on pages listed on the left menu. A PDF version of the University Graduate College Brochure, which includes the descriptions and the schedule, can be found at the bottom of this page.

All workshops must be booked in advance via our web based system, which has the most up to date schedule of events for the current year.

For more information on booking procedures, please click here.

If you have any difficulty using the booking system, please contact us on 029 2087 0046 or email or ‘University Graduate College Programme’ in Lotus Notes.

  University Graduate College Programme Brochure 2013-2014 (2.1 Mb, 1,576 downloads)

  Researcher Development Framework (2.0 Mb, 48 downloads)

Programme Brochure

Training and Development Programme Brochure