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Welcome to the Transferable Skills Training Portal for Post Graduate Students

Transferable Skills Explained

During the course of your doctoral studies in UCD, you will have opportunities to acquire new skills and to further develop your existing skills.  As a PhD graduate, your skillset will naturally include the advanced research and analytical techniques required to undertake high level research in your field.  You will also be expected to possess a range of transferable skills, relevant to the successful completion of your research project and your broader career development.  These skills include project management, time management, team working and communication skills, to name but a few.  Approximately 80% of PhD graduates pursue careers outside academia - in business, industry and the public and voluntary sectors.  It is important to take advantage of your time in UCD to develop an appropriate skillset for your chosen career.  Your research and professional development plans will help you to identify the skills you would like to develop and available support resources include:

Browse the options available and discuss with your supervisor.

Contact us

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us at:
E: transferableskills@ucd.ie 
T: +353 (0)1 716 4044