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-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 2018/19. Registration will open in Term 1. Please register for only one of these sessions. Supervisors DO NOT need to register.

  • Session 1

    OCTOBER 2018

    14.00—16.00
    Wed 17 October

    Lecture Theatre 1 (B304)
    Cruciform Building
    Gower Street
    WC1E 6BT (Map)

  • Session 2

    NOVEMBER 2018

    14.00—16.00
    Mon 5 November

    XLG2 Auditorium
    Christopher Ingold Bldg
    20 Gordon Street
    WC1H 0AJ (Map)

  • Session 3

    JANUARY 2019

    14.00—16.00
    Thu 31 January

    Gustave Tuck LT
    Wilkins Building
    Gower Street
    WC1E 6BT (Map)