Training and Opportunities

Northern Bridge Consortium offers research training and career development opportunities tailored to the needs of 21st century researchers.

We provide training of the highest quality to meet the needs of individual students.

Student development activities will give you access to tailored training, including language study, placements with non-academic partners in the UK or internationally, and an evolving suite of specialised courses delivered face-to-face and via audio-visual technology.

A distinctive feature of our offer is the Student Innovation Forum through which students will be able to design their own bespoke training packages. A series of annual Cohort Development events (an Autumn Conference, a Summer School and a Completion and Leadership Workshop for students beginning the final year of their PhD), will allow you to join your peers from the seven universities for several days each year in one location to share best practice and acquire key professional skills.

Our aim is to provide the training support you need to graduate as a confident early career researcher equipped to assume a leadership role in a wide range of professions.