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School of Engineering Centre for Doctoral Training

The School's research community is cosmopolitan and friendly, providing students with a supportive environment in which to study.

Through the School's Centre for Doctoral Training, we aim to provide students with a wide range of opportunities for personal and professional development during their studies at Cardiff. Students are encouraged to develop a Personal Development Plan (PDP) and to discuss their training needs with their supervisor on an ongoing basis. The School also provides a programme of supporting studies to assist with the professional development of our research students. These courses and workshops include topics such as Research Methods, Intellectual Property and Patents, Library and Information Skills, Technical Writing, Writing a Thesis, Management in Organisations and Working Safely.

Students are also encouraged and given support to attend national and international conferences, workshops, poster sessions and school seminars and talks.

The Doctoral Academy also provides a programme of skills training in the form of short courses, conferences and workshops to support research students. Within the School, students have the opportunity to be selected for teaching support, for which they attend training workshops.