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Organisational Development and Professional Learning

Transferable skills

The Researcher Development Framework provides guidance on the Transferable skills that a Researcher is expected to gain during their PhD. Please see the Vitae Researcher Development website for more details:

Here is an overview of some transferable skills that are important to Research students

Project skills:
Project management
People management
Managing budgets
Team working/Collaboration
Problem solving
Organising meetings and events

Entrepreneurship:
Leadership
Innovation
Bidding for funding
Networking
International experience

Communication skills:
Writing
Public speaking & Presentation skills
Publicity and PR
Stakeholder management
Use of web, email and social media

Knowledge and information skills:
Teaching and training
Managing information
IT skills
Writing Reports

(Adapted from Jobs on Toast)

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