Doctoral Academy Programme Bookings

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Other Learning and Support Opportunities
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Advanced Research Computing at Cardiff (ARCCA)

ARCCA provide high performance computing services and training for researchers who need additional computing power to solve complex problems.

Cardiff Institute for Tissue Engineering & Repair (CITER)

CITER support PGR volunteers from the Colleges of Biomedical and Life Sciences and Physical Sciences and Engineering to participate in outreach activities.

Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol

The Coleg has an active branch in Cardiff, who offer several research-related skills sessions through the medium of Welsh.

English Language Service

The service offers classes and one-to-one tutorials for international students whose first language is not English and several online materials to help you develop English for academic purposes.

GW4 alliance

PGR students at Cardiff can access training offered by our regional partners at the Universities of Bristol, Bath and Exeter, as well as several tailored GW4-led events. There is also a GW4 funding scheme to support discipline-specific learning activities which runs in parallel to the Doctoral Academy interdisciplinary scheme.

Glamorgan Archives

You can contact the Archives to speak to staff individually about your research and gain practical experience in using archival material.

IT Skills Training & Certification

A range of IT certification is available related to common IT applications, including the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) and standalone MS Office Specialist qualifications. These are open courses and are not free but are reasonably priced.

Professional Development

These open courses, run through the CPD Unit, cover many personal and professional skills whilst giving opportunity to learn with people from different external organisations, helping to build career networks.These are not free but are affordably priced.

Skills Development Service

The Skills Development Service are based in the Students Union, this service offers a wide range of skills workshops, complementing the Doctoral Academy Programme. This includes opportunity to gain awards for Personal and Leadership development.

Special Collections and Archives

If you are conducting research that involves examining archival/early book material, Cardiff University’s Special Collections and Archives section can help you get started.

The Students’ Union

As well as being a social hub, the Students’ Union offers a range of clubs, societies and volunteering opportunities. You can meet advice teams to help with International Support, money matters and accommodation. The Vice-President for Postgraduate Students is one of seven elected sabbatical officers, who amongst other duties, chairs the Postgraduate Research Representative Forum.

Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility

PGRs are encouraged to take advantage of the many seminars and events of the Sustainable Places Research Institute to help develop awareness of their impact on the environment, sustainable working and corporate social responsibility.


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