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Research Skills: Responsiveness to change

Responsiveness to change - skills required of excellent PhD or doctoral students

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12 November 2010

An excellent researcher at doctoral or PhD level:

  • Adapts approach when required to; seeks guidance and carefully considers risk.

Looking ahead, a doctoral student can aim to become an excellent early-career researcher who:

  • Adapts to changes; balances risk and opportunity. Knows when to seek advice and reassurance.

Note: These skills are identified in the UK Researcher Development Framework – where they appear as B2.4 Self-management: responsiveness to change

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