New themes to introduce the LDC Development Programme 2018-19

Video introducing the LDC Development programme and the themes

For 2018-19 we are presenting the LDC Development programme through seven themes that address various different needs relevant to postgraduate researchers. You can find more details on these themes, through our video introduction, or you can view the video introductions for specific themes on the links below:


Taking Ownership of your PhD – Plan your PhD journey as a new researcher to develop into a confident and effective researcher


Resilience – Gain skills and find support to manage the challenges of life as a researcher.


Communication – Develop the skills to communicate your research effectively through posters, presentations and writing.


Creative & Critical Thinking – Explore how to develop creative mindsets and skills for problem-solving, innovation and critical thinking.


Public Engagement – Acquire the skills to make your research count through sharing it with the wider public.


Careers – Take control of your own career planning and prepare for the next step in your career.


Facilitation – Practise leadership skills in guiding groups towards making decisions and resolving conflicts.


New Researchers: While you can attend all parts of the programme at any stage during the PhD, the events in the ‘Taking Ownership of your PhD’ theme, which includes the highly recommended workshop of the same name, are particularly recommended for new researchers. The first date for this workshop is in Researcher week on the 8th Oct, and you can find out more details and register your place on the following link:

8th Oct   9:15 – 4:30      Taking Ownership of your PhD

See the Researcher week timetable for further events that week.

Contact & further information: More information about our themes and details of our programme can be found on our website: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/pgr-development/. Further sessions and new events are announced during the year, within the LDC Newsletter, on this blog and on Twitter: @livuniPGRDev.