The University provides support for research, including training in research skills and career development through the Researcher Development Programme (RDP). Access to the programme is free and students are encouraged to make full use of the resources available, both on campus and online, by exploring the information on the RDP on the website and on the Solent Online Learning (SOL) RDP site.
Doctoral student training and development allowance
Doctoral students at Solent University are eligible for an annual training and development allowance up to £500 in each academic financial year (1 August - 31 July). The allowance supports research development activities. These may include payment towards:
- Attendance fees at conferences, symposia, seminars, exhibitions or other academic events relevant to the research
- Travel or accommodation expenses
- Fees for specialist external training in skills relevant to the research
- Fees for access to specialist external resources not available from the University
- Other costs not included in your registration fees
The allowance cannot be applied retrospectively and cannot be rolled forward from year to year. Any applications not submitted before 31 July in any year cannot be claimed against the previous year's allowance, nor can allowance from a future year be used for costs in a current year.
Applications for payment towards travel, accommodation or attendance fees should be submitted in advance of events or training. Where possible all registration for events/training, bookings for travel and accommodation should be arranged through the RIE office by contacting by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone: 023 8201 3207.
Download the training and development application form RD3TD
The form is also available on request from doctoral student support.
Applications must be supported by supervisory approval that the request is relevant to the student's doctoral studies.
Requests for specialist IT equipment, software or library subscriptions or books are not funded by the doctoral student training and development allowance. Requests for access to specialist equipment can be directed to the ICT service desk. Requests relating to library subscriptions or access to specific volumes should be directed to the library.