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THE FUTURE OF DOCTORAL TRAINING

Dr Paul Spencer PGR Environment Development Manager, Bristol Doctoral College

THE FUTURE OF DOCTORAL TRAINING Dr Paul Spencer PGR Environment Development Manager, Bristol Doctoral College @paulspencer42

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THE FUTURE OF DOCTORAL TRAINING Dr Paul Spencer PGR Environment Development Manager, Bristol Doctoral College @paulspencer42

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THE FUTURE OF DOCTORAL TRAINING Dr Paul Spencer PGR Environment Development Manager, Bristol Doctoral College @paulspencer42

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"The product that the doctoral researcher creates is not the thesis – vital though that is to
2003- their subject area through the creation of original knowledge
2004 – no, the product of their study is the development of themselves"

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G A R E T H

R O B E R T S

THE QUESTION?

What is a doctorate for?*

*still valid as a question in 2017 and beyond

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THE ENVIRONMENT NOW

The context in which postgraduate researchers are operating now has evolved considerably since

2004

open research

Changing model of publishing & data sharing

engagement

Involving others in the design & dissemination of research

integrity

A fundamentally different environment to ensure honesty, integrity and transparency

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PROFESSIONALISM

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Inching toward postgraduate researchers as staff instead of students (and sometimes staff)?

COHORT-BASED DOCTORAL TRAINING

Becoming established in a variety of structures, many focus on interdisciplinary research and draw on diversity of people and expertise.

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INNOVATION IN RESEARCHER DEVELOPMENT

We often present old ideas as new! Will you learn something from this conference that you could adapt?

INNOVATION IN RESEARCHER DEVELOPMENT We often present old ideas as new! Will you learn something from

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SUPPORTING ACADEMIC WRITING

important because it is as much about identity formation as it is about knowledge production

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CURATION

Expertise to put together resources that support your PGRs

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CURATION Expertise to put together resources that support your PGRs All rights reserved by Universal Pictures

COMMUNITY

Creating opportunities for interaction

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CAMERA

Finding different ways to share both online and offline

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