My previous post was with Anglia Polytechnic (now Anglia Ruskin) University. While there I served on the Education Faculty’s research degrees committee (RDC) and also attended the University RDC. One of the things that I was involved in was early steps to develop the use of personal development planning (PDP) tools. It is interesting to revisit this two years later on their website “Planning your research training”
I was reminded of this by discussions at the PhD supervisors’ course at my current employer (Nottingham Trent University). There is a need for us to look at this aspect of PhD support and guidance we felt.
The APU (ARU) materials came were stimulated by papers from UKGrad. Their website contains a PDP database that lists many other case studies on the development of such support and training.