Introduction to Skills Development and the Research Student Log

Induction Session for Research Students and Supervisors


This interactive session presents tools that researchers will be using throughout their degree programme for self-assessment and self-directed development of the broader knowledge, skills and attributes expected from today's researchers.

The two and a half hour session will introduce new research degree students to the Doctoral Skills Development Programme and the Research Student Log, showing how they can maximise their potential and research experience whatever their intended career paths. Specific guidance will be given in identifying both areas of relative strength and areas to be developed, taking an evidence-based approach to the development of both.

Session Outline

  • Welcome & Introduction
  • Skills Development at UCL
  • Self Assessment and Planning
  • Milestones in the Research Degree
  • Project meeting management
  • Research Student Log
  • Questions

Consideration is also given to communication and meeting management, to ensure that meetings with your research supervisors and advisors produce outcomes which are productive for all concerned.

There will be three Induction sessions in 2017/18. Registration will open in Term 1. Please register for only one of these sessions. Supervisors DO NOT need to register.

  • Session 1

    NOVEMBER 2017

    13.30—15.30
    Wed 1 November

    Jeffery Hall
    Institute of Education
    20 Bedford Way
    WC1H 0AL (Map)

  • Session 2

    NOVEMBER 2017

    10.00—12.00
    Wed 8 November

    XLG2 Auditorium
    Christopher Ingold Bldg
    20 Gordon Square
    WC1H (Map)

  • Session 3

    JANUARY 2018

    14.00—16.00
    venue TBC