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Reading Researcher Development Programme

We have created the Reading Researcher Development Programme (RRDP) to provide you with the skills you need to carry out your research professionally and effectively.

Leadership programme

Develop your leadership capabilities with our intensive, three-day leadership programme, run jointly between the Graduate School and Henley Business School.

Preparing to Teach programme

As a doctoral student you may have the opportunity to support the teaching and learning of other students. The Preparing to Teach programme covers the essentials of teaching, marking and giving feedback.

Academic language and writing support

The Graduate School, in conjunction with the University’s International Study and Language Institute (ISLI), has a range of courses designed to help international and EU doctoral researchers maintain, improve and develop their academic English. 

Development for women

Aimed at women who are undertaking doctoral research at Reading, our Sprint development programme aims to help you make best use of your talents, build your confidence and networking skills, become more career- and goal-orientated and achieve a better work-life balance.

For more information, please contact Dr Joanna John by emailing