Part of STP trainee induction 2020 – Webinar 1 – Training planning

What makes a good training plan?

Last Updated: 17th September 2020

This section covers what makes a good training plan and how you can achieve it.

Here are some pointers for a good training plan.

  • The training plan should be realistic and achievable.
  • It should plan for at least the full academic year so that you know where you are going to be; e.g. for rotations.
  • The training plan should be FLEXIBLE with an awareness of deadlines. There should be some flexibility for both your and the department’s commitments.
  • It is helpful if you can adapt your training planning to the needs of the department as well as your own personal circumstances.  Do you need to block out time to complete your dissertation at the end? Or do you need a little time each week? We are all different and approach deadlines and deal with pressure in different ways, so an adaptable approach is required.

In the video below, Jane Lynch, one of our STP Training Programme Directors, and Sarah Clinton, the Education Lead from West Midlands, Oxford and Wessex Genomics Laboratory Hub, share their views on training planning.

What makes a good training plan?