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DRDP: Welcome

A guide for Doctoral Researchers at University of Westminster

Welcome to the Academic Engagement and Learning Development Guide for Doctoral Researchers

Welcome to the guide for Doctoral Researchers, developed by the Academic Engagement & Learning Development (AELD) team.

Updated August 2022:

Please take a look at our 15 minute induction video for new Doctoral Researchers to find out more about how the Library and Archive Service can support your research journey.


How we can help

Researcher Development Framework

The Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF) sets out the knowledge, behaviour and attributes of successful researchers. You can use it to plan your professional development throughout your research journey. Click on the image below to find out more.

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Library training sessions

DRDP Sessions for 2022-20223

Find and book this semester's sessions in the Westminster's Virtual Research Environment VRE

  • Literature searching 
  • Organisation, time management and motivation during your PhD
  • Introduction to RefWorks
  • Introduction to Zotero
  • Defying writer's block: Using Mind maps to generate, visualize and structure ideas
  • Effective use of sources in your work
  • Critical thinking, argumentation and academic voice
  • Organise your Research Digitally Using OneNote

Useful Recordings

Quick links

Online training