Lancaster University

Background to Research Training

Research Training in the FST Graduate School has been developed around the guidelines supplied by Vitae and included in their Researcher Development Framework.

Our training is intended to allow you to learn new skills, as well as to learn from the experiences of other Postgraduate Research students in the faculty.

What courses are available?

We have a range of courses available to cover all aspects of the Research Development Framework, and further details can be found on the FST Graduate School website. Courses are arranged around the three key areas of:

  • Managing Your Research
  • Research Skills and Techniques
  • Writing, Communication and Networking Skills

We also encourage participation at conferences and other events, which can be included in your accumulation of training credits.

These training sessions are listed here. Please note that courses included on this page are indicative of what we offer, new courses may be added throughout the year. All details of courses will be sent out to your Lancaster University email address.

How do I sign up?
  1. Log on to your student portal
  2. Select event sign up
  3. Select the module you want to sign up to
  4. This will open a further page where you can select the specific session you would like to attend

All courses available to PGR students will be shown in your Student Portal regardless of whether you have signed up to an event for that module or not. Please remember to sign up for a session if you would like to attend or otherwise ignore them, even if your record indicates that they may be compulsory. Events you do not attend will be removed from your record as the year progresses.

If you sign up for a particular training session we expect you to make every effort to attend. If you are unable to attend, please email the Graduate School one week before the session takes place. Waiting lists are often in operation for these courses, and if you do not turn up you may deprive another student of the chance to attend.