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Postgraduate Researcher Development


"I have the knowledge of my broader research field needed to operate within it effectively and connect with other researchers and disciplines."

Being able to make a rigorous contribution to specialised debates within your field is essential for any researcher, and relies on having a breadth and depth of subject knowledge, as well as an understanding of the conventions, history and network that make up your broader field.

This will also inform and give you confidence in research decisions that you make, and strengthen your ability to take advantage of and seek out collaborations, including those that span disciplines.

You can develop these skills by attending talks, departmental seminars and group meetings, and by reading the literature around your field extensively.