C7 - Understanding the transition to doctoral study: making the most of the data

Day 2 at 11:00 - A wealth of data is collected about the transition to doctoral study, through the HESA student record and, recently, the Intentions after Graduation Survey (IAGS) component of the National Student Survey. This workshop will provide an opportunity for delegates to consider in detail the analysis of the transition to doctoral study already carried out by HEFCE. The session has two aims. The first is to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the current data and analysis, and consider future additional lines of inquiry. The second aim is to discuss the policy implications that flow from the analysis, and explore potential policy options for tackling the issues raised.

Presentation from Workshop C7

Presentation from Workshop C7


Day Day 2
Session C
Start time 11.00
Code C7

Dr Steven Hill - Head of Research Policy, HEFCE

Hannah White - Analyst, HEFCE

This session will cover:

  • case studies from researcher developers on ways to engage researchers with PDP
  • tools to help support researcher developers to support others with PDP
  • how to make the most of the RDF to engage researchers, plan provision and deliver training

Participants will:

  • explore ways to engage different audiences with professional development in their own institutions
  • discuss ways to make the most of the RDF to help them in their role
  • share experiences with other participants


Presentation of information, interaction and discussion.