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Welcome to the Transferable Skills Training Portal for Post Graduate Students

Frequently Asked Questions

Below please find a list of frequently asked questions. If you are unable to find the answer to your question here, you may also e-mail us at: transferableskills@ucd.ie

Who organises the training?
The training listed on this site is organised by UCD Graduate Studies. In addition your school or Graduate School may also offer additional Transferable Skills training.

What type of training is offered?
We offer two types of training:

  • workshops (online and offline)
  • modules
Are the workshops/modules free?
The workshops and modules are free to PhD students currently enrolled at UCD.
I would like to attend a workshop what do I need to do?
To express an interest in attending a workshop you must complete the online form.
Am I guaranteed a place on a workshop?
Places are allocated on a first come first served basis. If we have more applicants than we have places, your name will be put on the waiting list.

How do I know if the workshop booking form has been received?
You will receive an e-mail from transferableskills@ucd.ie confirming your selection within a few days of submission.

How do I know if I have a place on the workshop?
You will receive an e-mail from transferableskills@ucd.ie confirming your place.
What happens if I can't attend a workshop?
Workshops have to be paid for by UCD Graduate Studies therefore if you are unable to attend you need to notify us in advance so that we can give your space to someone else. We require 3 days advance notice of cancellation.

How do I book a place on a module?

Graduate Studies runs 3 Modules::

  1. Project Management for Researchers
  2. Innovation and Knowledge Transfer I
  3. Transferring Technology to the Knowledge economy.

To book any of the above you need to fill out a module registration form and submit it to your Graduate School Manager. The form can be found on the module information link above.

I don't want to take a module for credit do I still need to register?
Yes, you need to complete a module registration form and submit to your Graduate School Manager. Please indicate clearly that you are not taking the module for credit.
I am a Postdoc can I attend the modules?
Yes, you should contact transferableskills@ucd.ie. Please include your contact details and the area/institute you are a postdoc in.
Can I provide feedback on a workshop that I attended?
Yes you can complete the online feedback form provided on this site. Alternatively you can contact transferableskills@ucd.ie
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