skip to content

Postgraduate Researcher Development


"I can think creatively and take an adaptable approach to solving problems."

This competency is not about the ability to produce poems, paintings or symphonies, but rather the development of the thinking process behind creative and practical problem-solving skills. Sir Ken Robinson (education advisor) defined creativity as ‘original ideas that have value’, and you can see this resonate with the Cambridge definition of a PhD: ‘an original contribution to learning’. To complete a PhD is an act of creativity.

You can develop your creative thinking through our workshop, Applying Creativity in Research.