PhD Workshops

PhD Workshops

As a PhD graduate, your skill set 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 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 the Viva Voce are provided. In addition, workshops on project management, time management and presentation skills are available.

Calendar 2022/23

You can now book a place on workshops available in Trimester 1. Most workshops in Trimester 2 are not available for booking through the booking centre yet, but will be shortly. This calendar is indicative of what workshops will take place and when in Trimester 2.

  • 17th May: Presentation Skills 2 with Video

Transferable Skills Workshops 2022/23 

Autumn Trimester Series


Alternatively, view booking details here. Note: for online workshops, dial-in information will be provided. Please note that all workshops are delivered in person unless otherwise stated.

Download your Research Training & Development Certificate of Participation

UCD Library Research Toolkit Workshops

UCD Library Research Toolkit is an 8 week lunchtime webinar programme tailored specifically to support UCD postgraduate students. Each session will help students develop key research skills, and highlight the resources that are available through UCD library to support their research. 


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

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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