Doctoral Training Partnerships: a work-in-progress review of the postgraduate researcher experience

Rebekah Smith McGloin

Abstract


Recent changes in research council policy and postgraduate funding have seen the beginnings of a fundamental reconfiguration in how some PhD students are recruited and trained. This report is a work-in-progress review of early student evaluation data from a single doctoral training partnership (DTP) within this new doctoral training landscape. It gives a broad overview of historical and contemporary challenges in researcher development before summarising the results of evaluation data from the first year of the BBSRC DTP. It goes on to discuss how these preliminary findings might be followed up and what they might hint at in terms of the model’s potential to influence researcher development in the future.

Keywords


Researcher development; Student experience; Doctoral training

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14234/elehe.v5i1.70