Postgraduate event

Support, advice and training

How the Graduate School can help

We offer events and training to help you develop as a researcher.

Fees and funding

To find out the fees for UK and EU research students and sources of funding please see the Financing your study section for postgraduate students.

Research student induction

Our induction event helps new research students find out about life at Liverpool John Moores University. You’ll be able to meet fellow researchers and you can ask questions to our Library, IT, Student and Wellbeing teams and the Liverpool Students’ Union. Topics covered on the day include the University’s Code of Practice for Supervisors and Postgraduate Research Students, the University’s Research Degree Regulations, research development opportunities and more.

Researcher development and training

We’re committed to improving the recruitment, management and development of researchers.

By embedding the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers within LJMU, we are committed to supporting the development of researchers. We aim to create an environment in which postgraduate research students, early career researchers and research degree supervisors excel and reach their full potential by providing a full range of personal, professional and career development opportunities through the Researcher Development Programme.

As a postgraduate research student whatever eventual career path you take there are advantages to acquiring general research skills and transferable employment-related skills. You’ll be able to use the skills and knowledge you acquire during your research programme in different contexts and apply them to a variety of problems.

As a member of Vitae, the national researcher development organisation, LJMU’s development programme is designed according to Vitae’s Researcher Development Framework. The programme can help you to:

  • develop an understanding of the role of researcher in the wider world – encouraging you to reflect on the social and ethical implications of your research along with the commercial possibilities
  • interact with other researchers from different Schools and disciplines who you may not otherwise meet in the course of your degree

Find out how we are implementing the Concordat Principles at LJMU.

Types of development opportunities

The development opportunities vary in length and format, from one-hour information sessions to a series of interactive workshops spanning three months or more. You can attend courses to develop your skills in such areas as:

  • communication
  • project management
  • academic writing
  • collaboration and networking
  • career management
  • creativity
  • entrepreneurship

Plus you’ll be given the chance to share your research with others through various public engagement opportunities. In addition to in-house development you can access the researcher development resources provided by Vitae.

To see the latest workshops and other development opportunities, log in to the Intranet site.