Doctoral Training Event for Collaboration Skills

Doctoral Training Event for Collaboration Skills


12 Jul, 2016 – 12 Jul, 2016


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These events bring together research students from all four GW4 universities for high quality training to develop skills for research collaboration.


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Collaboration can deliver a multitude of benefits for researchers. Developing skills and practical experience in initiating and maintaining collaborative research projects should therefore be an important part of professional development for doctoral students.  The workshop will develop skills for research collaboration and provide practical experience in applying these skills in group problem-solving sessions.

This one-day workshop is organised by the GW4 Alliance (Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter) will bring together doctoral researchers from all four universities.

The programme will include:

  • Expert training in communicating your research to potential collaborators
  • Reflective exercises to identify the characteristics of effective collaborative teams, to explore different approaches to collaboration, and to assess your own collaboration strengths
  • An in-depth practical session to develop collaborative projects, working in small groups
  • Panel discussions featuring experienced academic collaborators
  • Networking opportunities with researchers across the GW4 Alliance

The event is free for doctoral researchers enrolled at the GW4 universities.  Travel expenses to Exeter will be reimbursed for non-Exeter students and, for students coming from a substantial distance, accommodation will be available on the night of Monday, 11 July.  We anticipate that the workshop may be most relevant to students entering their second year of the PhD, but others are welcome to apply.


How to Apply

Complete the Application Form and return it, not later than 6 May 2016, to your local GW4 contact:

Bath: Dr Neil Bannister,
Bristol: Sophie Benoit,
Cardiff: Terri Delahunty,
Exeter: Dr Rachel Torr,

You will be notified within two weeks if your application has been successful.  Please do not book any travel until you have heard from us.

If you accept a place, you will be expected to attend so please block out the time in your diary now.

We will provide all details of how to get to the venue, how to book accommodation, and how to claim back your expenses to accepted delegates.

If you have any queries, please contact your local GW4 or the GW4 PGR Coordinator, Dr Conny Lippert,




Previous events: 

“Skills for Research Collaboration in Sustainable Futures” (11 September, Cardiff University)

“Communication for Collaboration” (3 September, University of Bristol)