The input of their Doctoral Studies Panel (DSP
) and their personally tailored Personal Career Development Plan (PCDP
) (see Supervision
) ensures that each ESR will receive quality supervision and mentoring during the early stages of their career development. Based on their specific research skills, the candidates will be in a position to make significant contributions to their area of expertise. In addition, the involvement of industry supervisors offers an innovative aspect to the research experience as it allows the ESR to see the real application of their research, as well as identifying potential pathways whereby the ESRs can exploit their own research. The ESR will be awarded a doctoral degree following successful completion of the TRUSS programme of supervised research and advanced education and training, leading to better career perspectives.