At NTU we create strong relationships that enable discovery, drive innovation, and change both the world and ourselves.
As part of our new Strategic Plan (2015-20), we are committing to expand further our research excellence, which already exists in a range of areas across the disciplinary breadth of our academic Schools. Integral to the strategic plan is a focus on the development of the next generation of researchers and our existing research staff. NTU recognises the importance of the postgraduate community in the pursuit of research excellence and impact.
All MPhil / PhD research students at NTU will be expected to participate in a rolling programme of professional development activities – our NTU Doctorate Plus Programme (DPP). Some of these activities will be face-to-face courses, but others will be delivered online so that you can study these at a time and place that suits you.
The DPP will empower you to create an individualised, bespoke package of activities to support you through the three key stages of your PhD: project approval, transfer to PhD registration (from MPhil), and preparing for the submission of your thesis and your viva examination.
Some activities within the DPP will be essential for you to engage with due to your research topic, and may be expected of you by your funding body or by your supervisors, but other activities may simply be of interest to you as you map out your future careers. Since our interests naturally change as we develop as individuals and as researchers, this programme will enable you to be inquisitive about your professional development.
The wide range of workshops and activities that will be accessible within the RDP have been mapped to the Vitae Researcher Development Framework. You will get more information on the DPP when you arrive here at NTU.