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NERC PhD training returns to ‘responsive’ mode

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Kirsty Grainger, head of skills at the Natural Environment Research Council, tells Penny Sarchet the thinking behind its winning consortia of Doctoral Training Partnerships.

“I’m not sure smooth is ever the word that I would use”. Kirsty Grainger, head of skills and careers at the Natural Environment Research Council, reflects on the process of establishing the council’s first set of Doctoral Training Partnerships.

She has spent the past three years building up to the announcement of the council’s 15 chosen DTPs, which was made earlier in November. The process began with an initial review of NERC’s postgraduate training in 2011, followed by consultations and then the DTP competition, which opened in 2012. “It’s been really great the way in which the community has responded,” notes Grainger. “I think it’s gone well from that perspective.”

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