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RDP Handbook

The RDP Handbook 2018/9 is now available!

Please note some information may change throughout the academic year. Please email the RDP team if you have any queries regarding the handbook. 

Researcher Surveys

The PRES (Postgraduate Research Experience Survey) helps us help you so your experience at Strathclyde is the best it can be. Every two years we ask our PGR students to complete a survey asking them about their experiences to date as a research student. The 2017 PRES ran from 1 March to 19 May 2017. Many thanks to everyone who participated - 50% of our total PGR population! Reports of results are now being produced by the HEA and can be accessed via the HEA website.

We use student feedback to inform our development plans - for more information please don't hesitate to contact the University's PRES Officer, Dr Gabrielle Milson

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Find the answers to everything you need to know about Strathclyde's Researcher Development Programme by visiting our dedicated FAQs webpage.

Contact Us

For general enquiries about the PG Cert RPD, please email pgcertrpd-enquiry@strath.ac.uk

If you have a query or would like further information about the Researcher Development Programme (RDP) please email us; or telephone the office on +44 (0)141 548 3507.


If you know who you'd like to speak to contact us directly:

Researcher Development Programme (RDP)

Dr Stephanie Colvan Researcher Development Programme Manager stephanie.colvan@strath.ac.uk
Dr Gabrielle Milson Researcher Developer gabrielle.milson@strath.ac.uk
Shannan Donald Researcher Development Assistant shannan.donald@strath.ac.uk

Staff from across the University work in partnership with the RDP team, including colleagues in the Organisational and Staff Development Unit,  Careers Service and Faculties. To find out more about this partnership approach please get in touch.

Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PG Cert RPD)


Debbie Meikle PG Cert RPD Lead
Victoria Royle Professional Development Administrator victoria.royle@strath.ac.uk