Development Module for PhD Scholars

The Development Module aims to enhance the PhD scholarship experience and empower researchers to make an impact, both in their own careers and in the wider community.

The Development Module is offered through a residential workshop, as well as pre- and post-workshop activities. Through these, Scholars explore international development concepts and challenges, share resources and knowledge with fellow researchers, and receive training to enable them to create a development impact plan to guide their work during and after their scholarship.

As a result of completing the Development Module, Scholars will develop a deeper and broader understanding of international development as a concept and in practice, and gain skills to make their current and future work development-relevant.

The Development Module is open to all Commonwealth PhD Scholars; the workshop is held in the second year of the PhD. All eligible Scholars will be sent an invitation to attend the workshop during their time in the UK. A certificate of attendance will be issued to all those who attend, but no formal assessment is required. The CSC will cover all reasonable travel and residential costs.

Photos of past Development Module workshops are available on the CSC Flickr site.

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