1. RACE’s intention for the PhD cohort is to help shape a community of practice for the students. What is a community of practice?
A community of practice (CoP) is a group of people who “share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly”.
RACE PhD students are therefore invited into a private Slack community to share their stories, learnings, and to build a community which is intended to last them well after their studies.
2. Beyond forming a community, RACE is seeking further training and employment experiences (including internships) with industry to help hone employable skills and develop connections between students and the value a PhD brings to industry.
These training and development programs are something which RACE is developing in tandem with our partner universities.
3. On-site events at RACE’s offices to meet your fellow peers. This is also balanced with online sessions throughout the year to practice presentation skills, learn from each other’s research, and provide an ongoing opportunity to develop your industry knowledge.