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Graduate Training

Welcome to the Faculty of History's Graduate Training pages!

Though the central objective of the Faculty of History’s graduate courses is to provide students with the opportunity to engage in a serious piece of research and writing, the courses also offer training in a wide range of skills. Some of these skills are highly specialized and relate to specific kinds of academic research, but many are part of the wider training required to perform well in academic and research posts, and many are transferable skills of use in many kinds of non-academic employment.

These pages give the details of the Faculty’s graduate training programme. Current students can access the Graduate Training Booklet on their relevant Moodle pages (which gives specific details of sessions) and please also consult the Graduate Training calendar. We have also suggested other areas within the University to explore as there is a lot of training on offer and not just with the Faculty!

If you have a query about the training offered by the Faculty, please contact Dave McLaughlin on; if your query is for other training, please contact the relevant organisation.

We are happy to receive suggestions and constructive criticisms either directly to the Directors of Graduate Training and Graduate Studies or through the Graduate Representative. We run an annual Graduate Training Survey and really welcome your responses!

Some sessions require students to sign-up for them (because places are limited). Students are urged to sign-up for sessions early as these sessions operate on a first come, first served basis.

 How do I know which sessions I can/should attend?

We have included a suggestion of 'who can attend' for each event within the Faculty-provided training within these pages. If you are not listed in the eligibility section then you can always ask whoever is running the session to see if they are happy for you to attend. For training with other providers, please check with the relevant organisation to see if you are eligible. 

Doctoral Students

Doctoral students, in consultation with their supervisors, should review their training needs at the start of each academic year. They should use the Training Log to record their training development.

Post-doctoral Researchers

Post-doctoral researchers are entitled to participate in the training options and should sign up as instructed in each option.

You should look out for additional opportunities which may arise during the year and will be announced here.