Residential Courses for PGRs
More information about our residential courses can be viewed below.
GRAD on the Island
PLEASE NOTE: This course is not yet open for booking for the 2021 Academic Year. As soon as we have more information, we will circulate it.
This course takes PGRs into a new environment. Based in a remote corner of the Isle of Mull, it gives you the chance to take a step back from your research to consider your own skills, strengths, motivations and career aspirations. Over the four days, you will take part in group activities, have space for quiet reflection and new ideas and soak up the atmosphere of the West Coast, while keeping an eye out for dolphins and sea-eagles!
The themes of the programme are:
- Personal and career development
- Collaboration and partnership working
- Engaging the community with your research
- Creative thinking
Based in old quarrymen’s cottages in a remote bay, 20 mins walk from the nearest road, the accommodation is basic. We think this is part of what makes the trip unique and the time spent in an unfamiliar environment, away from ordinary routines, will give you space for fresh thinking on your PhD, yourself and your career. Attendance is free: we will cover all costs of your accommodation, food and transport. The event also provides some voluntary outdoor activities, such as kayaking, rock-climbing, and abseiling with fully-trained instructors.
RDF Domain: A3, B1-2, D1-2
Target Group: Year 2 and 3 PGRs
Duration: 4 days