The DProf Programme at UWTSD

Last week saw the launch of the Wales Institute of Work-Based learning (WIWBL) Doctorate in Professional Practice (DProf) Programme with the first Residential session at the UWTSD Lampeter campus. This is a part-time professional doctorate programme that provides experienced individuals in senior roles with an opportunity to undertake a significant research project situated in their workplaces.

Our small first student group included students from Wales and Canada, with tutors mostly from WIWBL and one from the School of Social Justice and Inclusion.  The Founders’ Library was used for teaching and learning – a wonderful, book-lined room with comfortable leather chairs - a perfect environment for discussing research methodologies and analysing journal articles! At the end of each day, we continued our conversations in various eateries in Lampeter town, and I think it’s fair to say that we all had a thoroughly enjoyable and useful week.

We will meet up again during the next residential in May, when our current students will conclude their study of initial modules. In October, this cohort will commence new modules, but we also expect to enroll our second cohort. There is further information about the programme on the UWTSD website at, and anyone who may be interested is welcome to contact me directly
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