Researcher development

We offer development opportunities across nine categories spanning the entire research career from graduate researcher through to accomplished senior researcher.

The VU Researcher Development Program is offered in collaboration with the Graduate Research School, Research Services, VU Library and Learning Hubs.

Development opportunities

Research supervision

Find everything you need to know to be a successful research supervisor at VU, including how to register and manage candidature, any development opportunities, and access the Research Supervision Toolkit.

Download the Research Supervision Toolkit (PDF, 2.38 MB)

Online resources

Vitae Researcher Development Framework

VU uses the Vitae Researcher Development Framework to underpin our Researcher Development Program. All VU staff and students can register online for access to career development and planning materials.

VU Graduate Researcher Toolkit

The VU Graduate Researcher Toolkit is a VU Collaborate space designed to support all research students and provides a range of information and resources relating to the graduate researcher experience.

The toolkit also contains VU MyPlan, a self-assessment tool which allows a graduate researcher to reflect and plan, both in relation to the progress of the research itself and to their own development as professional researchers.

Using VU MyPlan at regular intervals will also help a graduate researcher identify and work toward their longer term career goals. All graduate researchers are automatically enrolled into this space. Others, such as supervisors, will need to request a manual enrolment from the Academic Coordinator in the Graduate Research School.

VU Researcher Development intranet

Access our Researcher Development intranet site (VPN required when off-site)

Research-info mailing list

Subscribe to the research-info mailing list for updates on researcher development (intranet sign-in required).

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