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Transferable Skills

No. 25 Trumpington StTransferable skills are those that can help you be a more successful researcher during your studies in the short term, but also help you be more successful in whathever career you go on to in the longer term, be it academic or not; they are by definition 'transferable'.

Many of the events, course and opportunities described in the other sections of this website deliver transferable skills in a more discipline specific way.

The Researcher Development Programme (RDP), which is based at 25 Trumpington St coordinates a large prorgamme of transferable skills training opportunites across the whole University.

The RDP timetable lists all the events that are open for bookings. Please note that the programme is published half a term at a time to increase access to events. Events that are not yet scheduled can be viewed through the themes.

RDP themes that are not covered elsewhere on this website are:


Sense About Science

The GSLS is a sponsor of Sense about Science, and has a small number of places reserved at their Voice of Young Science events for GSLS PhD students. The links above will provide more information about their forthcoming events.

A number of Cambridge researchers have attended these events and submitted short reports, which you can read below:

Welcome to the Graduate School of Life Sciences


We are the largest centre for research and professionial training in the Life Sciences in the UK, offering a unique experience to a community of around 2000 postgraduate students spread across departments within the School of the Biological Sciences, School of Clinical Medicine and eleven University Partner Institutes in the Cambridge area.

Every year some of the world's brightest and most determined students are attracted by the opportunity to carry out research projects with renowned scientists in a vibrant, multidisciplinary environment at one of the world's most respected research-led universities.

The School co-ordinates funding opportunities within the Life Sciences for their postgraduate education, as well as ensuring students receive the highest quality supervision and training.