A4 - Credit rating our researcher development

Day Day 1
Code A4
Start time 15:30
Room Lancaster
Work with Doctoral Researchers
For Researcher Developers

Wendy Beautyman, Lecturer in researcher development and support, Queen Margaret University

Dr Lindesay Irvine, Senior lecturer in nursing, Queen Margaret University

Workshop overview: 

The READ (researcher enhancement and development) programme is a 60 credit, three module programme that covers the 3 years full time or 6 year part time doctoral journey. Based on 6 doctoral study weeks, the programme offers candidates the opportunity to hone their transferable skills and provides them with an additional qualification (doctoral certificate in READ). READ runs alongside the PhD/Prof Doc  as a means of providing academic credit for work that supports the doctoral journey. Participants are able to demonstrate that they are working at doctoral level (SCQF level 12).

Workshop topics covered: 

  • transferable skills
  • academic credit for doctoral work
  • smoother transition from masters to doctoral level
  • critical thinking and reflection

Themes covered: 

  • Innovations in doctoral training programmes; new modes of delivery; delivering at scale, doctoral training centres/ partnerships, Innovative Training Networks (ITNs) and other cohort-based models

Workshop outcomes: 

This workshop provides participants with an understanding of how credit rating doctoral provision can provide structure and support to doctoral candidates to aid completion rates, transferable skills and employability.


Information and discussion.