Training Needs Analysis (TNA)

What is a Training Needs Analysis (TNA)?

Throughout your degree, you are encouraged to reflect and think strategically about your ongoing development as a researcher. We expect you to complete a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) at the start of your studies and thereafter on an annual basis. This will help you work with your supervisor to develop bespoke training and development objectives each year.

Here is what you need to do:

  1. Download the TNA form (see resources menu upper right hand corner of this page). Fill it in as fully as possible. 
  2. Use it to structure a conversation with your supervisor about your training goals.
  3. Upload the form into the Graduate Supervision System (GSS) in Michaelmas term in weeks 6-7.
  4. Work towards your objectives and keep a record of them in your termly reports on GSS.

TNA flow chart