At its foundation, Thinklab aims to provide opportunities for students to enhance their current skills while identifying and honing new capabilities.

Incoming Thinklab Students

  1. Communications: Members must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. They should be able to articulate complex research concepts and questions clearly and concisely, and communicate effectively within a group setting.
  2. Adaptability: Members should be both flexible and adaptable to rapidly changing work dynamics.They should be able to respond quickly to new opportunities and challenges, and be comfortable working with a diverse range of people and teams.
  3. Project Management: Members must be well organised and meticulous in maintaining deadlines, budgets, and project reports.
  4. Analytical Skills: Members must be able to analyse and interpret data sets or research findings succinctly.

Outgoing Thinklab Students

  1. Professional Networking: Members will develop professional communications with stakeholders at all levels, and learn to network between Thinklab and wider industries. Communication skills are further developed through conference settings, meetings, workshops, and public speaking engagements.
  2. Creative Problem Solving: Members will hone their quick-thinking and decision skills to meet fluctuating deadlines (within reason) as well as develop creative problem solving techniques that will benefit the immediate team and wider project.
  3. Entrepreneurship: Members will progress their entrepreneurial skills through the framework of Thinklab which allows for innovation and the pursing of new approaches.
  4. Research: Members will be exposed to a wide array of research practices that may differ from their field, such as conducting surveys and interviews or interpreting data sets, providing useful hard skills both academically and professionally.




For Further Information on the Researcher Developer Model, click here.