Key Information

Supporting the objective of developing Research graduates with the skills necessary to develop and manage their careers across a broad range of employment sectors including academia, UCD provides structured support for students consistant with the National Framework for Doctoral Education and the IUA PhD Graduate Skills Statement. This structured support incorporates research and generic skills development opportunities, empowering students to make a significant impact in their chosen career and contribute to Ireland’s social, cultural and economic development. This support will also aid students in the successful completion of their studies. 

National Framework for Doctoral Education IUA PhD Graduate Skills Statement Research and Professional Development Plan (RPDP) FAQs

"I am writing to you to express my contentment in having attended a PhD master class a year ago. The workshop run by Hugh Kearns was really important in enhance my research administration. It helped me to cope with stress and other emotional distress I experienced during the final stages of my PhD. I hope other students can continue to benefit from these types of initiatives! I wish I had attended these master classes at the beginning of my project. I submitted my thesis a few weeks ago and most of Hugh Kearns teachings from the master class I attended helped me to achieve my goals.
For this reason I would like to thank you and your team for organising such a wonderful workshop.”

Clarissa Oliveira
CAPES Postgraduate Scholar