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Staff and PhD workshops and events

Sign up to one of our workshops or webinars if you need help with literature searching, open access, research data management, using EndNote, or increasing the visibility of your research.

If you are looking for help with academic skills, writing your PhD thesis, research ethics, data protection, career development, getting funding and getting published, then take a look at the OD&PL courses for research staff and students.

Workshops and webinars

We offer a set of workshops and webinars to help you with your research.

Book your place now 

Courses will be available to book as they are confirmed.

You can sign up for:

  • Data management essentials (2 hours). Suitable for research staff.
  • Data management essentials for your research degree (2 hours). Suitable for research postgraduates.
  • EndNote training webinar (1 hour). Suitable for anyone who wants to learn the basics of EndNote.
  • Increase your research visibility. Suitable for research postgraduates.
    Find out how to get your work noticed through open access publishing and social media, and how to use bibliometrics to track its impact.
  • Literature searching for your research degree (2 hours). Suitable for research postgraduates
  • Literature searching for your research project (1.5 hours). Suitable for research staff.
  • Manage and share sensitive data (2 hours). Suitable for research postgraduates and research staff.
    How to build confidence when working with restricted datasets, we will identify a suite of data safeguards to be applied to data with restrictions on sharing.
  • Shut up and write (3 hours). Suitable for research postgraduates and research staff.
    This provides a quiet, supportive space to get down to work.

Training on request

If you or researchers within your School have specific needs, or cannot attend one of our workshops, contact us and we will try to arrange a session for your group.

We offer training on:

  • Open access
  • Research data management.

Contact us to arrange a session.

We can deliver sessions to specific Schools, Research Groups or Research Support Teams. Schools or Faculties can book open access sessions for their researchers.

We can do a short session (such as a 10-minute slot as part of another event) or a longer session (such as a whole lunchtime or a local delivery of the 2 hour Research Data Essentials course).

We will aim to make data management sessions relevant for your discipline, although there will be some content that is generic. If discipline-specific training is required, we will try to design and deliver the session in conjunction with a researcher or specialist from your School/Faculty.

University-wide workshops

Training is also available from other University departments.

IT courses

IT run courses covering a wide range of research-related subjects.

  • IT training for researchers: online courses and face-to-face workshops for researchers, including Excel for research and using Word to produce long documents.
  • Classroom-based courses for researchers: IT training for research staff and postgraduates, including Microsoft Office and specialist courses such as parallel programming, NVivo and SPSS courses.

Academic skills help for International students

International students can also get support from the Language Centre on academic reading, writing and speaking. Courses and one-to-one appointments are available.

Useful online resources

Further advice and training on research data management is available from the following sources:

  • UK data archive: training courses and webinars from the largest collection of digital social and economic research data.
  • Digital Curation Centre: training events and useful resources available from the experts in both digital curation and building capability and skills for research data management.
  • Research Data Management and Sharing MOOC: an online course created by the University of Edinburgh and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that is designed to introduce research data and how to manage and share it effectively.
  • MANTRA Research Data Management training: self-paced online course aimed at post-graduate students and early career researchers.