The Research Futures Academy (RFA) supports the personal and professional development of post-graduate researchers (PGRs) at all stages of your research degree, from the commencement of your research project through to writing and defending your thesis, and preparation for the next stage of your career. Our PGR Development Programme of workshops, events, networking sessions, online courses and other resources is free to attend for all HWU postgraduate researchers, providing you with opportunities to enhance your transferable skills and help you succeed in your research and career objectives. Furthermore, the RFA supports PGRs to build and update your Personal Development Plan, a tool to strategize, record and evaluate your development activities over the course of your research degree.
For current postgraduate researchers at Heriot-Watt University, please visit our booking system PDMS for further details about specific training opportunities and to book your places on RFA workshops throughout the year. Visit our SharePoint site for further information about our PGR Development Programme, how to plan your development and to access resources such as the PGR handbook and the Personal Development Plan. You can also contact us directly via email.