The Doctoral School offers training sessions linked to the Vitae RDF Planner.

Our Personal Development Planning using the RDF Planner sessions run regularly and the slides from the most recent event can be found below.

Our Introduction to the Vitae RDF Planner practical sessions run regularly and are hands-on sessions exploring the planner.  Participants can work through the various lenses and screens and receive help with any queries they may have about using the planner.

If you require support with any aspect of the planner or process please email

Slides from previous sessions are below:

Professional Development Planning using the RDF 19-20 Slides

Introduction to the RDF planner 19_20 Slides


Normally we do run face to face sessions, but these have been suspended during the current social distancing measures.  Booking for these sessions is essential as places are limited.  If you book a place and cannot attend, please let us know ASAP as we may have a waiting list.  Additionally, if you haven’t booked, please don’t just turn up on the day as we may not be able to accommodate you (particularly for sessions taking place in IT rooms).