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Research

&
Innovation
Services.

Name:

Registration No:

Department:

Signature (Student)

Date:

Signature
(1st Supervisor)

Date:

Signature
( 2nd Supervisor)

Date:

PLEASE RETURN COMPLETED FORM TO: eportfolio@sheffield.ac.uk . Failure to submit this form prior to the
submission of your thesis could result in your award being withheld. (You may scan this page after gaining all the necessary
signatures and submit it electronically by email).
Alternatively you can post the completed summary to:
DDP Admin, Graduate Research Centre, Room D17k, Dainton Building, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S3 7HF

For official use only: Approved by the Faculty


Signature
( Faculty Lead)

Date:

For each section, consider and reflect upon the following:


1. Subject specific advanced training.
Masters level training
Instrument training (also applicable to generic training)
2. Subject specific craft skills (as applicable to your area or type of
research).
Ability to compile a literature database and compose a list of references quickly
and easily in any standard format (e.g. Endnote).
Ability to conduct rigorous analysis and evaluation of your results including, data
analysis, descriptive statistics, error analysis.
Demonstration of appropriate use of computer programming, design software or
modelling tools.
Ability to use appropriate equipment to conduct your research, and be able to
troubleshoot any operational problems.
Gain exposure to relevant Industry recognised equipment and/or software.
Understand the PhD examination process, including progression requirements,
submission of thesis, e-thesis and the viva.
3. Broad scholarship and wider engagement.

Be able to network with individuals from other Institutions and Industry.


Presentation of research e.g. at national, or international conference.
Publication of research in international journals.
Ability to draft research proposals for funding.
Demonstrate involvement in outreach activities to help communicate the value of
research, be it your own or that of others, to a wider audience including Industry
and/or the general public.
Ability to explain and demonstrate techniques, and support the learning of others
when involved in teaching, mentoring or demonstrating.

4. Generic skills to become a high-level professional in any field.


General computer literacy skills.
Ability to convert your topic into a testable research hypothesis.
Ability to design your own research programme to test your hypothesis e.g. the
design of suitable experiments, or mathematical testing.
Identify, gather, critically appraise and synthesise research literature, identifying
gaps and prioritising research in those gaps. Critically appraise your own work
given this knowledge.
Ability to keep good records of own research.
Demonstration of good scientific practice including understanding of plagiarism,
why it is important and how to avoid it.
Understand the meaning and importance of scientific research ethics.
Ability to manage the research process time and project management skills.
Ability to work to a defined standard of outputs for Industrial partners or
regulatory quality assurance. Understanding confidentiality, intellectual property
agreements.
Experience with health and safety in the workplace: understanding COSSH, risk
assessment and the legal framework for safe working practices: employers and
employees responsibilities: application and the implications for your research.

Development of interpersonal skills; working with and respecting colleagues


(e.g. in laboratory, shared office) and understanding how a team works together
Ability to demonstrate the transferable nature of your research skills to any
work environment, e.g. via an effective CV and cover letter.

Using the specific boxes below detail what development you have undertaken as part of the doctoral development program .
Details of what to put into each box can be found at the end of this document. (Nb. development within and outside of
the university can be reported, such as external training courses).
Please attach any evidence you have to this file.
1 Subject specific advanced training
Training / Development

When

Results / Your Engagement with the training / How has


this impacted upon your development.

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1 Subject specific advanced training (Continued)


Training / Development

When

Results / Your Engagement with the training / How has


this impacted upon your development.

2. Subject specific craft skills (as applicable to your area or type of research).
Results / Your Engagement with the training / How has this
Training / Development
When
impacted upon your development.

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2. Subject specific craft skills (as applicable to your area or type of research). Continued
Results / Your Engagement with the training / How has this
Training / Development
When
impacted upon your development.

3. Broad scholarship and wider engagement.


Training / Development

When

Results / Your Engagement with the training / How has


this impacted upon your development.

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3. Broad scholarship and wider engagement (Continued)


Results / Your Engagement with the training / How has
Training / Development
When
this impacted upon your development.

4 Generic professional skills for becoming a high level professional in any field.
Results / Your Engagement with the training / How has
Training / Development
When
this impacted upon your development.

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4 Generic professional skills for becoming a high level professional in any field (Continued)
Results / Your Engagement with the training / How has
Training / Development
When
this impacted upon your development.