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Current Postgraduate Students


Signing up for the Departmental academic/careers-based lectures and workshops which will be the most interesting and relevant to you is straightforward. Simply go to our training pages ( and click on the lectures/workshops you wish to attend: this will take you through to the booking page in UTBS that you need in order to book yourself a place. 

All Researcher Development events should be signed up for using the relevant link on the RDP online booking system ( Some important points to note: 

  • Book your place on courses as early as possible in the academic year (many courses are oversubscribed and booking early is essential);
  • If you find that a course is fully booked, add your name to the waiting list (places can become available due to cancellations and, if there are a sufficient number of people on the waiting list, the course provider may schedule an extra date to accommodate need);
  • Please check the eligibility criteria carefully when making a booking (some courses are aimed at students at specific stages of their PhD);
  • When you book a place on a course or activity, you are committing yourself to attending it.  If you find that you are no longer going to be able to attend a particular course or individual session, it is your responsibility to remove your booking: this will free up your place for somebody on the waiting list in many instances and prevent any penalty being incurred by yourself.

Remember to take advice from your Supervisor on all aspects of course selection: you may find that this lends focus to your decisions and prevents you from spending valuable time on less useful activities.

Booking a place on any of the courses you are interested in could not be easier. If you just want to do this directly through the UTBS (rather than via the training pages on our website), simply:

Please always cancel if you cannot attend in the end: there is no penalty if you do not but it will free up your place for somebody else to take.