Continuing Professional Development

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Offshore Wind Energy Sustainability and Resilience

Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is embedded through your entire time with the CDT to maximise the benefits and boost your CV.

Delivery is across the four partner universities and with external partners to help build collaboration within and across student cohorts and the wider offshore wind sector.

CPD comprises a mix of programmed elements and student-led activities.

Our students have taken part in varied activities including design and delivery of schools and community workshops, national and international conference presentations, offshore wind industry stakeholder engagement events and competitions such as STEM for Britain.

Activities include:

Annual offshore wind conference: Our student-led CDT conference enables direct engagement with stakeholders, industry, government and the public. You will also benefit from peer-to-peer learning, with opportunities to delivery presentations or academic posters.

CDT Student Forum: Our monthly hybrid forum brings you together with your fellow students. The Forum is self-organised by elected CDT student representatives with support from the Programme Manager.

Industry Workshops: We provide annual residentials with a stimulating mix of continued industry stakeholder engagement, career development and (UKRI recognised) external CPD, supporting the Researcher Development Framework. 

External Training Sessions: You will benefit from programmes offered by partner Universities, e.g. Energy Research Accelerator Skills Unit (Loughborough University) and EDAPT (Durham University). We will also draw on external UKRI recognised providers for enhanced training provision.

Peer mentoring: Experienced students are encouraged to mentor new students, providing you with peer support through your research journey.

CPD training: A broad range of activities including Responsible Research and Innovation; bid writing to support students in securing external funding; CV building; and leadership and teamwork. You will be supported to attend further specialist research conferences and (inter-)national industrial or academic secondments.


Latest news

Anna Weatherburn takes gold at STEM for Britain 2024 at the Houses of Parliament in London:

“The STEM for Britain event was an amazing opportunity to share my research and to experience science in a parliamentary context. I am passionate about the importance of good science communication and yesterday was a unique opportunity to take part in an event aimed at communicating science to MPs, representatives from industry and fellow academics. It was great to meet and talk with the other finalists about their amazing research as well.”

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