GW4 DOCTORAL RESEARCHERS DEVELOP COLLABORATION SKILLSSeptember 17, 2015
Doctoral researchers from across GW4 met to learn the skills needed for research collaboration.
The 74 researchers, who are working in the area of sustainable futures, assessed their current skill set and discussed a range of topics including communicating research to non-specialists and the make-up of successful collaborative teams.
They also practiced developing a collaborative project addressing the sustainable futures theme and presenting it to a selection panel.
Guest speakers Professor Michael Bruford and Dr Ria Dunkley from Cardiff University, discussed the nature of their academic collaborations, the benefits it brings to their research, and tips for generating and maintaining successful collaborations. A closing reception gave delegates a chance for further networking.
GW4 is investing significant resource in doctoral training activities, with students benefiting from the highest quality research experience and skills training possible.