Researcher Development Programme

Thursday, 7th September 2023 - Wednesday, 19th June 2024

16:00 - 17:00

About the event

The Step Forward Researcher Development Programme is aimed at supporting college staff to develop the skills required to undertake research projects that will enhance their own practice and improve outcomes for their college and its learners. The programme is open to both teaching and support staff and will consist of a series of workshop and researcher meet-ups, as well as ongoing support for researchers to develop their own college-focussed research projects. 

Why sign up?

This programme will be a unique CPD opportunity for those interested in developing their capacity to conduct practice-focussed college-based research.
Sessions will be tailored to those working in the college sector and will have a clear focus on translating research into impact and the enhancement of practice.
A key aim of the project is to foster the creation of an active community of college-focussed researchers in colleges across Scotland. Participants on the programme will therefore become part of the wider Step Forward Research Community, which will provide opportunities to meet and share research experience and collaborate with other researchers.

CDN will provide support to participants to connect with others in the sector who share an interest in their area of research and provide advice and guidance for participants to develop their research further. 

Session information

The series is made up of 11 workshops and is designed to offer choice and flexibility. We encourage participants to sign up for the whole series or select any number of workshops they believe will best support their own development.

All sessions will start at 4pm and take place online.


Sign up now to secure your place for this programme.