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Institute of Dentistry - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Training Opportunities

Training and Personal Development

At Barts and The London all our students participate fully in a doctoral development training scheme, based on the Vitae Researcher Development Framework.

This means that our students are well prepared to become successful independent researchers and fully equipped with the necessary skills to enter the workplace.

Over the three years of their research training our students work with their supervisors to identify their individual training needs. They then undertake training programmes from a range of activities offered by Institutes, the School of Medicine and Dentistry and by the Learning Institute. Points are awarded for each activity and students need to accumulate a total of 210 training points over the period of their research degree. Students are also able to apply for points accreditation for a range of outside activities, including external training course and conference attendance.

Advice and Counselling Service

Our Advice and Counselling service is running a series of personal development workshops.


An Induction programme for new research students is held in October and April every year. 


There are regular workshops for research students to support them through the key milestones in their training, such as:

Click here to see a full list of workshops and courses that are currently on the programme. To book on a course, visit the QMUL bookings database and search for courses by name, course code or type (Research Student). 

For any questions about the PhD Researcher Development Programme, please contact Dr Fryni Panayidou.

Researcher Development, Queen Mary

Researcher Development runs a full programme of doctoral development training, including sessions on:

  • Managing your relationship with your supervisor
  • Time management
  • Self-motivation
  • Presentation skills
  • Creative thinking

Click here for the full programme. 

Supervisor training workshops

There are also regular supervisor training workshops. 

For details of the next workshop please contact the Institute of Dentistry PhD Programme Administrator (

Other training events are run by Academic Development

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