Techne aims to make a wide range of training opportunities across its member universities available to all students, who are encouraged to attend those that suit their needs and location.
Techne recognises the need for training at four levels: individual training specific to a student’s needs; subject-level training in the discipline area; interdisciplinary training and generic training which is relevant to any doctoral student from any discipline. The biannual Techne Student Congresses emphasise interdisciplinary training and are a great opportunity to network with other students. Through these events Techne students are encouraged to take learning and practice developed in one discipline and apply it to their own research area.
The training programme includes:
A ‘Welcome Event' for new students in October
A student-organised conference in November
Two residential Congresses in January and June/July
Funding for students to develop their own events, training activities and work placements
Ongoing assessments of training needs conducted with supervisors
A Techne Learning and Development Log leading to the award of the Researcher Development Certificate
A range of Engagement Opportunities with Partners.
We aim to open up doctoral training provision across member institutions to all Techne students regardless of where they are registered. See the 'Training at Member Institutions' menu with links to the training at each institution.
Other UKRI-funded students are welcome to attend Techne events where space is available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending any of our events.