ACCE Activities Reporting form 2017
The ACCE Activities reporting form is an online form that allows you and ACCE DTP to maintain a log of all the training and other professional activities undertaken during your ACCE PhD studentship.This online tool should be used to record all your activities within ACCE but will not be a substitute for the formal recording systems at your host institute. It will help both you and ACCE to:
- Formally record your personal development and activities to meet the requirements in ACCE training programme;
- Create a list of relevant activities for inclusion in a future CV;
- Help ACCE assess the skills gained during your research degree;
- Help you plan your further professional development
- Help report to the Funders about the undertaken training and research outcomes.

Each ACCE student will need to fill in this record form once per year

Name *
Your answer
Host University *
Email *
Provide official email
Your answer
ACCE cohort *
Identify by starting year
Starting date of your PhD studentship *
Training Needs Analysis at your Host University/Organisation *
Did you undertake your Training Need Analysis (TNA) or Development Need Analysis (DNA) or any required assessment of your current and future skills development or training needs at your Host University.
How often is the TNA/DNA reviewed at your Host organisation *
ACCE Quantitative skills training and Data Management *
A compulsory training course for all ACCE students. It will normally be undertaken in year 1. Please fill in the year when you attended the training.
ACCE Entrepreneurship, Policy and Careers Workshop *
A compulsory training course for all ACCE students. It will normally be undertaken in year 1. Please fill in the year when you attended the training.
ACCE Media Training *
A compulsory training course for all ACCE students. It will normally be undertaken in year 2. Please fill in the year when you attended the training.
Advanced Statistical Course *
ACCE expects that all students will undertake a statistical methods course. These are generally run within each host institute for their own students. Please indicate if you have attended such training.
Other Training courses attendance
Please provide the titles and the dates of any attended shared training courses across other DTPs, externally funded short courses/training opportunities, NERC funded short courses.
Your answer
Career & Communication Portfolio
ACCE students will be required to devote a minimum of 6 weeks to building and development of their ‘Careers and communication portfolio’ over the course of their PhD. They will make their selection from the choice of on-line resources and career events offered in their host institution or external providers to meet their needs and to develop the portfolio. Activities must fall into the following groups:
Career Development Part 1 *
Activities must fall into the following groups: 1/Career management skills e.g. networking, career exploration, self-awareness, career decisions, proactive skills development, etc.; 2/Teaching qualifications and workshops e.g. undertake university teaching workshops or external opportunities such as the Brilliant Club; 3/ Business and management skills - training, experience and qualifications on various aspects of HR and L&D - leadership, management, business skills and personal effectiveness. This training could include careers development through professional experience – e.g. internships/placements; volunteer work; attendance at competitions e.g. Environment YES, Vitae GRAD schools, or Leadership in Action; 4/Innovation and commercialisation - this could include training or activities which could help translating research ideas into innovative solutions and start up a business venture e.g. User Innovation: A Path to Entrepreneurship.
Your answer
Media and communications - Part 2
Activities must fall into the following groups: 1/Events management, media photography, music industries, new social media, blogging, public relations, television production, radio, etc.; 2/Science and policy e.g. Participation in debates, organising talks, blogging, writing public articles, etc.; 3/Public engagement of science - ways to engage the public with research e.g. Science Week; Science festivals e.g. Cheltenham science festival or Royal Society Science Exhibition; 4/Outreach activities – e.g. STEM Ambassadors or Scouse Science Alliance.
Your answer
Student led activities
Please describe below your participation in ACCE student-led activities
Lab meetings
Please describe if you have attended any ‘Away-from-host’ lab group meeting and or delivered a Lab group presentation.
Your answer
Peer-to-peer training
Please describe if you have delivered or received any training to/from your peers
Your answer
ACCE Student Away Day
Please describe if you have attended or helped organise 'an ACCE Away day'
Your answer
ACCE Careers Cafe
Please describe if you have attended or helped organise 'ACCE Careers Cafe''
Your answer
Indicate if you went on placement/internship supported by ACCE
Indicate if you intend to go on placement/internship supported by ACCE
ACCE Research outcome
Please provide details about the outcome of your research: high-profile publications, conference attendance including abstracts with titles, arising from your research. Please also provide information regarding any other significant, key research outputs arising from your research e.g. software, research data sets, external body reports, digital or visual media, etc.
Success stories and impact *
ACCE will be interested to learn about any success stories and the impacts arising from your research in the current reporting year
Your answer
Please provide the details of high-profile publications. Please do not include papers in preparation, only those in press or fully published with a DOI number.
Your answer
Conference/meeting/symposiums attendance
Please provide: Name of the Conference attended, location, dates, type of presentation oral or poster, title of the abstract/presentation
Conference/meeting name
Your answer
Conference/Meeting Location
Your answer
Conference/meeting dates
Your answer
Title of the abstract/presentation
Your answer
If you have attended more than one conference please provide the same details here: name, location, dates, type of presentation and title of the abstract
Your answer
Scientific results
Please provide an abstract of your PhD progress so far. In your view, what is your most important/significant result (Max. 2000 characters)
Your answer
Please include cross-discipline training courses, networking opportunities, outreach activities. Please include information regarding multidisciplinary activities both between areas of the NERC science remit as well as those at its edges.
Your answer
ACCE support schemes
ACCE has introduced the idea of ‘lab buddies’. ‘Lab buddy’ could be a PhD student at another ACCE host (not necessarily an ACCE student– usually in the lab of the “away from host” second supervisor/assessor) who will act as a contact point for students who come to visit the partner institution, a friendly face and a person to talk to.
Each ACCE student will be required to select a 'lab buddy' or will be suggested one from the co-supervisor from the other ACCE academic host.
Students will also have a PhD mentor assigned. Mentors are more experienced PhD students at the host institute. The host organization will be having a mentoring/coaching programme, and all first year students should be matched with a mentor.
Lab buddy
Please provide the name of your 'lab buddy' if you have one.
Your answer
Are you part of a Mentoring programme organised by your host Organisation. Do you have a mentor?
Your answer
Anything else you would like ACCE to keep a record of?
Your answer
Please provide any feedback on ACCE DTP management and what could be improved in the future?
Your answer
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