Personal and Professional Development (PPD)

In an increasingly competitive environment there is a growing demand on postgraduate researchers not just to be qualified experts in their subject area, but to be highly accomplished individuals with the skills and attitude to communicate, innovate and adapt within a continually changing landscape.

Our Personal and Professional Development (PPD) programme is designed to ensure that all postgraduate research students have access to the training and resources they need to help them get the most out of their time at Bristol, and to become outstanding researchers with the knowledge and experience to succeed in whatever career path they may choose.

Why it matters

In order to become an outstanding researcher, it is important to develop skills which enable you to do your research well. Equally important, however, are the areas beyond your research itself - learning how to apply project management skills to your work, or developing mindfulness techniques to maintain focus and reduce stress are all vital to developing a range of transferable skills.

PPD management

Want to know how PPD is managed at the University? Read about the Postgraduate Researcher Development Committee (PGRDC).

PGR Ventures Fund

The Bristol PGR Ventures Fund supports grass roots innovation, creativity and leadership among the Bristol PGR community.

Applications for 2016-17 have now closed.