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Postgraduate Research Student Training

Vitae is a UK organisation that champions the personal, professional and career development of researchers. The Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF) is a professional development framework which sets out the knowledge, behaviours and attributes successful researchers, descriptions of which are structured in four domains and twelve sub-domains. All of the postgraduate research student training is mapped to these four domains.
For all research student training enquiries, please contact the PGR Training Co-ordinator by email:

How to book onto a course

All of our training courses must be pre-booked as there are limited numbers of places on each course. Also for many of our courses, the trainer will tailor the course appropriately to the delegates or send pre-course information.  Here are the simple steps to booking onto your course:

Read our 2020 - 2021 training brochure

Click onto your preferred course to discover more information about the course and a booking link.

Follow the booking link to the specified E3 Hub page and register your name and UCLan email address, and the School you are based in. You will then receive an email confirming that your place on the course has been booked, and reminders in advance of the event.

Waiting Lists

Course places are allocated on a first come first served basis. Once a course has reached its maximum delegate capacity you will still be able to register your details for a place on the waiting list. If a place does become available, the first person on the waiting list will be offered a place, if they do not accept the place within one day, then it will be offered to the next person on the waiting list and so on.

Course Duration

You should only book a place on a course if you are able to attend for the full duration. It is not normally possible to attend part of a course, and a certificate of attendance will not be issued if you leave a session early.

Cancelling a Course Booking

If a participant needs to cancel their course booking, then it is imperative that they do so as soon as possible, so that the place may be offered to someone else. To cancel your booking, either log onto your account and cancel the course directly or email your cancellation request to

Repeated Non Attendance

If you repeatedly fail to attend, your Supervisory Team and Director of Studies may be notified, and an official warning letter being held in your University file, refusal of entry to future training courses.


The Graduate Research School is always looking to ensure that our course provision is the very best that it can be. As such after each course, you will be invited to complete an evaluation via an email link. We ask that you take the short amount of time it takes to complete this and let us know your feedback. Any additional feedback can be emailed to