PhD Workshops

PhD Workshops

As a PhD graduate, your skill-set will naturally include 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 to your broader professional development. Workshops assisting you with aspects of your PhD Programme such as the Stage Transfer Assessment, Research and Professional Development planning and Viva Preparation are provided. In addition, workshops on project management, time management, and presentation skills are available to you.

<b>PhD</b> Workshops

Transferable Skills Workshops 2021/22 

Autumn Trimester Series


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Download your Research Training & Development Certificate of Participation

UCD Library Research Toolkit Workshops


Note: dial-in information will be provided to registered participants ahead of each session

Brightspace Resources

Students who attended any of the Autumn Trimester series online workshops may access workshop materials, recordings & slides via UCD's VLE Brightspace (UCD student login required). These resources will remain available as a reference while you are a student at UCD.

Video Resources

Please see below for video recordings of Transferable Skills training delivered by Graduate Studies staff, which students may find helpful. 

Mind the TAP

  • Tips and assistance for Stage 1 doctoral students in preparing for their Transfer Assessment

Surviving your Viva Voce

  • This video aims to assist doctoral students in preparing for their viva voce or oral defence of their thesis

Working with your Supervisor

  • Explore the dynamics of this important relationship and get tips on optimising the experience from the student’s perspective

Getting to Grips with your RPDP

  • An introduction on how to start completing your RPDP

Research Degrees @UCD

  • What it means to do a research degree programme at UCD

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UCD Thesis Bootcamp

Drop and give me 20,000 words!

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