Published: 14 October 2015

Liverpool Doctoral College launches

Postgraduate students

The University has launched the Liverpool Doctoral College (LDC) aimed at enhancing the student experience for doctoral research students.  

The new college will deliver a range of training options to meet student interests and career ambitions, supported by staff across the faculties and the University’s Post Graduate Research Development Team.  

The launch is being supported with the first ever PGR welcome events running from 14th to 16th October (see list below) with tailored sessions including a PGR networking event as well as induction workshops for new and current students to gain information about University services and procedures. 

PGR welcome events list

Commenting on the launch, Director of the Liverpool Doctoral College, Professor Graham Kemp said: “The LDC has been established to give our thriving doctoral community a flexible, choice-led approach to PGR development training. It will provide all our PGR students with the skills to help them succeed in their research, as well as training and placement opportunities which will equip them for a range of careers in academia, industry and the public and charitable sectors.”

The new system moves PGR development training away from a compulsory set of activities, to an opt-in approach where academic supervisors will play a key role in defining training and development needs and helping students to choose the options that best support their future career.  

Further information about Liverpool Doctoral College can be found here: https://www.liv.ac.uk/doctoral-college/. All welcome events will take place in the Vine Court Dining Room. To register please email doctoral.college@liv.ac.uk.

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