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Durham University

Graduate School

Development Needs Analysis

Where to Begin - Development Needs Analysis

A research degree is about much more than completing your research project and successfully writing and defending your thesis. It is also about training you to be a professional researcher whether in an academic or non-academic environment. As in other professions, you will need to develop a wide range of skills as well as the detailed subject knowledge to be an effective researcher and, as your career progresses you will need to continuously update your skills and knowledge base through your own programme of continuous professional development. The Development Needs Analysis process, which should be undertaken in consultation with your supervisory team, is designed to help you plan and record your professional and career development needs.

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