Training and tools
REDI researchers will be equipped with solid academic training and can also take advantage of select transferable skills courses offered by all REDI research partners
Fostering talent and promoting versatility in researchers
All REDI Researchers will have a Personalised Career Development Plan to help them meet their goals.
This will include scientific training essential to the project as well as transferable skills such as entrepreneurship, scientific communication, technology transfer, open science, innovation, and research funding, to name but a few! Some modules will be part of the annual REDI training weeks in Barcelona. Barcelona is not just an exciting venue, it’s a science and knowledge hub, number one in the world for international congresses and consistently highly-ranked for scientific production, creative intensity, start-ups and innovation, and home of RMIT Europe.
While at RMIT University in Melbourne, REDI researchers will be able to participate in RMIT’s PhD Up program. It offers an extensive range of workshops and courses to build research knowledge and skills.
Researchers will also have opportunities to engage with the Indigenous cultures of Australia through activities such as the Keelbundoora Scarred Tree and Heritage Trail and learn about unconscious bias and how to develop the confidence to create change around oneself.
RMIT is also strongly committed to gender equality, diversity and inclusion. Researchers can join RMIT support networks, as well as learn how to better act as allies for friends and colleagues who face challenges.
RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise, ranked in the top 20 of universities under 50 years old in the world. World-class people, leading edge resources, collaboration with industry partners and multi-disciplinary approaches are just a few of the trademarks of research at RMIT, which boasts almost 90,000 students and campuses in Australia, Vietnam, a centre in Barcelona, Spain and research and industry partners on every continent.
As Doctoral Student at RMIT you will be able to benefit from a wide range of training and mentoring opportunities including:
– The PhD Up program offering a huge range of workshops, seminars and short courses to build research knowledge and skills, including research writing, publishing, research methods, ethics, project management and careers (see more at: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/information-for/research-candidates/enriching-your-candidature/phd-up-program)
– RMIT PhD Online Modules, designed specifically for PhD students, including Researching your literature review, Writing a research proposal, Choosing where to publish, Writing for Publication, Research Integrity, etc.
– RMIT Creds, RMIT’s Digital Credentials Platform, which includes over 80 credentials covering a wide range of topics such as Understanding Responsible Research and Innovation, Academic Integrity Awareness, Emotional Intelligence, Diversity Matters, Agile Ways of Working, Why Gender Matters, Cross Cultural Communications, etc. (see more at: https://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/levels-of-study/short-courses);
– The e-Grad School, the online learning modules of the Australian Technology Network (ATN) of Universities’ covering a multitude of transferrable skills such as Critical and Creative Thinking, Leadership and Communication, Entrepreneurship, Research Commercialisation, Public Policy, etc.
– The RMIT Mentoring platform also gives you access to mentoring from trained professionals and experts, including:
o Career Mentoring – career guidance from industry professionals from all disciplines and global locations.
o Women@RMIT Mentoring – career guidance from industry professionals who are committed to gender diversity and equality in the workplace (especially for female students in male dominated industries)
o Pride Mentoring – a chance for students who identify as LGBTIQ+ to receive professional and social guidance from industry professionals who also identify as LGBTIQ+ or are familiar with the additional challenges these groups face in the workforce.
Find out more: rmit.edu.au
Skills courses available
REDI Researchers can take advantage of select transferable skills courses offered by all REDI partners.