What is Proficio?
Log in to Proficio
Log in to your Proficio account to view your available credit and browse the range of training courses we have available. You can also search
for a specific course and use the system to book your place.
Proficio is our University's innovative and unique professional development scheme for our doctoral students. We believe that your academic and
professional development is vital to your growth as a doctoral student and so we credit your Proficio account with funds that can be spent on a
variety of courses.
In your first year your account will be credited with £1,000 and in each of your second and third years you will receive
£500 (pro-rata for part-time students). You can log in online to view
your credit and browse, search and book places on our courses.
Our doctoral training courses
We offer courses in a wide variety of areas:
- advanced research methods;
- career managmeent;
- communication skills;
- IT and software;
- managing your PhD;
- personal development;
- public engagement; and
- research context.
How Proficio can help you
Proficio is designed to provide you with the resources to maintain the highest levels of research skills, plan your PhD effectively and
tackle problems common to researchers. Proficio courses will offer you the opportunity to develop skills and articulate them to either academic
or non-academic employers confidently and effectively. They also enable you to network with other doctoral students.
Transferable employability skills for PhD graduates are critical, as they enable you to work effectively within industry as well as academia.
Successful researchers think carefully and strategically about their skills, objectives and the areas in which they need to develop, and take
charge of their own professional skills development.
Overall responsibility for Proficio rests with Professor Tom Scotto, the Associate Dean
of the Graduate School. He is the point of
contact for sharing ideas about the development of short courses, the need for specific training to be offered, and suggestions about
offerings to doctoral students. He welcomes e-mail from doctoral students and their supervisors about Proficio.
We aim to provide a comprehensive suite of courses and events. If you have any suggestions for how we can improve our service,
please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.