Provide direct engagement with external partners, especially private and third sector organisations, giving exposure to different research environments and disciplines.

The academic secondments give the opportunity for researchers to visit local businesses, the public sector or non-profit organisations for data collection purposes, also exposing them to research practices from a different discipline. Thus, every doctoral student will receive training beyond the normal parameters of their individual doctoral project, preparing them for a wide range of post-doctoral careers and the ability to communicate with experts from multiple disciplines .