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Career & Training Review

Career & Training Review

Another topic for early discussion is the student's background and what additional background will be required to address likely research topics. This discussion may lead to the identification of MSc courses taught in Informatics, and/or courses in other Schools and/or transferrable skills courses that the student should attend during the first year.

The Institute for Academic Development "Managing Your PhD" course should be attended by all first-year students. 

An early topic for discussion between student and principal supervisor should be the student's career aspirations. There are many career paths that begin with a PhD and the style and content of the PhD may be influenced by the student's plans for life after PhD study. For instance, a student planning an academic career would be more likely to want to focus on publications than a student who plans to start a company.