Cohort training review

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) invests in studentships delivered through the cohort training model in the form of Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) and Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs). As the end of the first DTP awards approaches and with three DTP2 cohorts now recruited, we are reviewing the cohort training offer to inform future commissioning of postgraduate training.

Independent research informing review

We have contracted independent agency Pye Tait Consulting to conduct research which will:

  • underpin a review of the cohort training model
  • inform commissioning of future doctoral investments
  • support strategic decision-making for our talent and skills investments.

This research comprises two elements:

  • an online survey open to all who wish to provide feedback on DTPs and CDTs
  • a series of roundtable discussions for DTP and CDT directors, deputy directors and administrators, with specific sessions for student representatives

The outcomes of the review will inform the commissioning of NERC’s future studentship investments. We will provide further information following the review.

Last updated: 15 July 2022

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