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What is Researcher Development?

Researcher Development (RD) can be tricky to define! At its heart it encompasses all of the learning and development that you experience and acquire during your time in Cambridge. It provides you with the skills you need right now for your current work, as well as for your future, whatever that might look like. Researcher Development is there to help you become a professional researcher.

The core competencies you should be developing as a professional researcher have been drawn together and structured within the Cambridge Researcher Development Framework.

Who are Postgraduate Researcher Development?

Postgraduate Researcher Development are the University's central provider for the Researcher Development of PhD students. Their team develops and delivers a diverse programme of activities and online resources for researchers, as well as acting as a hub for the coordination of Researcher Development provision in the University.

You can learn more about Researcher Development by exploring the Postgraduate Research Development website


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