Transferable Skills Training, Getting Credits, MVLS Graduate School

Transferable skills training & credit allocation

Details of MVLS training courses for PGR students can also be found on pages 9-20 of the Research Training Programme Handbook (PDF) and on the PGR Course A-Z. To obtain credits for training you have completed, please read the following:

Courses organised by the MVLS Graduate School 

  • Courses delivered by the MVLS Graduate School are listed on the MVLS PGR Course A-Z.
  • The Graduate School usually receives the course register from the speaker and applies the credit.
  • This is a manual process and it may take one month for credits to appear on your record on the PGR Progress Review System.

Courses not delivered by the MVLS Graduate School

If you have completed training or activities not organised by the MVLS Graduate School, please complete the MVLS Skills Credit Application Form: 

- Go to MyGlasgow > Create a support call (New Helpdesk Request)
- Click on Icon for the service catalog area of Avanti, the student support system Service Catalogue
- Search for 'MVLS Skills Credit Application Form'
- Complete and submit the form

  • If you booked the course via MyCampus, you can upload a copy of the booking email you receive as evidence. If the course has a reference starting with RSD..., eg RSDC6023, you do not need to supply evidence of attendance.
  • To determine if a course is delivered by the MVLS Graduate School, please check the Research Training Handbook or the PGR Course A-Z.
  • You can also claim external credit for conference attendance and other activities. Remember to upload evidence of attendance, such as a programme timetable or an email from course presenter as proof.

Questions? Contact the MVLS Graduate School

If you are emailing about a training course, please include the course reference and full title of the course. Also please check whether the course you are enquiring about is organised by the MVLS Graduate School or by the Researcher Development team and if the latter please use their contact details for your enquiry.

About the MVLS PGR training programme

Training in research skills is key in the development of all postgraduate students.

Employers expect staff to have a variety of generic and transferable skills.

The MVLS Graduate School offers a tailored for MVLS students.  Details of these courses can also be found on pages 9-20 of the Research Training Programme Handbook (PDF).

You can also take part in other training opportunities across the University, eg courses organised by Researcher Development and IT Services

Before booking courses you should carry out a Training Needs Analysis with your Supervisor, who can guide you on the best training for you. Please see page 38 of the handbook for further information.

Postgraduate Student Credit System

Mandatory courses

Credits for other skills training opportunities

You can apply for one credit for training activities that are not delivered by the College of MVLS Graduate School using the following process.

  • Please complete the MVLS Skills Credit Application Form: 

- Go to MyGlasgow > Create a support call
- Click on Icon for the service catalog area of Avanti, the student support system Service Catalogue
- Search for 'MVLS Skills Credit Application Form'
- Complete and submit the form

  • Note that you must upload evidence of attendance. Where formal proof is not available, we may accept a timetable, agenda, booking email, etc.
  • All skills training opportunities (that relate to your PGR studies) are allocated one credit.

Booking courses

MyCampus

  • Search to enrol for courses using MyCampus (under Self Service - Student Centre / Enrollment / Add by Search / Course Career: PG Research).
  • When in the 'Search for Classes' page under the 'Course Catalogue' section, add the 4 digit number at the end of the course code, for example, RSDA6006.
  • Select Postgraduate Research
  • From the drop down menu - select Search.
  • Select your preferred course and date which will be added to your 'choices’.
  • Make sure that you click on the 'my choices' tab then select the courses from the table view and then click on Enrol to complete enrolment on the course/workshop.
  • You will receive an automated email within 24 hours, confirming that you have booked a place on this course.
  • Course venues will be entered onto MyCampus but may be subject to change between the point of booking and the date of the course. You will receive an automated reminder, on the Friday prior to the event, letting you know the venue of the course.
  • If this is a multi-day course, you must be available to attend all days.

MVLS Courses

Researcher Development Courses

IT Courses

English Language Courses

Skills Training Transcripts

  • Transcripts are available from the Graduate School.
  • Please email the Graduate School or visit the reception to put in a request.
  • The transcript outlines all research training courses and external activities taken during your PGR studies and is usually requested at the end of your degree. 

Training for Graduate Teaching Assistants

You can find out about training for Graduate Teaching Assistants on the Learning Enhancement & Academic Development Service pages.