Researcher Development

DoctoralSkills programme for 2017-18

Booking a place on a workshop and waiting lists

All of our workshops are offered on a first come - first served basis. If you try and book a place on a workshop which is full you will be automatically allocated a place on a waiting list. If a place subsequently becomes available all students on the waiting list will be notified, with the place filled on a first come first served basis.

DoctoralSkills workshop dates

This is our current DoctoralSkills programme. We hope to add more sessions over the academic year, so please revisit this list for new worskhops.

January 2018

23/01/2018   13:30-16:30   Introduction to the R software environment for statistics: 2
24/01/2018   10:15-12:30   Preparing for your viva
29/01/2018   14:00-16:00   Introduction to EndNote X7
29/01/2018   13:30-16:45   How to write a research paper: for the sciences
30/01/2008   10:15-13:05   Quantitative Statistics 3: Linear Regression
30/01/2008   14:00-16:00   Getting started with LaTeX: Part 1
31/01/2018   13:30-16:45   How to write a research paper: for engineering and design
31/01/2018   14:00-16:00   Getting started with LaTeX: Part 2

February 2018

01/02/2018   13:30-16:45   How to write a research paper: for the social sciences
01/02/2018   14:00-16:00   Getting started with LaTeX: Part 3
01/02/2018   10:15-12:45   How to plan your PhD
01/02/2018   14:15-16:45   The seven secrets of highly successful research students
02/02/2018   09:30-13:00   Impact and engagement skills training for early career researchers
06/02/2018   10:15-12:05   Literature searching: SciFinder
07/02/2018   10:15-12:05   Literature searching in Education
07/02/2018   13:15-14:05   Introduction to Public Engagement (for managemnt and social sciences)
07/02/2018   13:15-16:05   Introduction to Unix and programming: Introduction to Unix / Linux
08/02/2018   10:15-12:05   Literature searching in the social sciences
09/02/2018   10:15-12:05   Literature searching: PsycINFO & PsycEXTRA
13/02/2018   10:15-12:05   Publications, citations and open access
14/02/2018   10:15-12:05   Articulating the value of teaching experience
14/02/2018   10:15-12:05   ChemDraw:beginners
14/02/2018   13:15-16:05   Introduction to Unix and programming: Introduction to Bash scripting
14/02/2018   17:15-19:15   Introduction to Stata: Basic data creation and management
15/02/2018   10:15-12:05   Literature and data searching for Engineering and Design
15/02/2018   17:15-19:15   Introduction to Stata: Modification and analysis of datasets
16/02/2018   10:00-12:00   Introduction to EndNote X7
16/02/2018   10:15-12:05   Literature searching in biology and biochemistry
19/02/2018   14:00-16:30   Word: Managing large documents
20/02/2018   10:15-12:05   Finding statistics & data in the Social Sciences
21/02/2018   10:15-12:05   Referencing and plagiarism
21/02/2018   13:15-16:05   Introduction to Unix and programming: Version control with Git
23/02/2018   10:15-12:05   Reference management software
27/02/2018   10:15-12:05   Literature searching for business, finance and management
28/02/2018   10:15-12:05   Searching for patent information
28/02/2018   10:15-13:05   Images of research - engaging people with your research in plain English
28/02/2018   13:15-16:05   Introduction to Unix and programming: Programming with Python

March 2018

01/03/2018   10:15-12:05   Literature searching: SCOPUS
02/03/2018   10:15-12:05   Research data managment: planning
05/03/2018   14:00-15:30   Introduction to mind mapping with MindGenius
06/03/2018   10:15-12:05   Understanding copyright
07/03/2018   10:15-12:05   Open access: What, why, and how?
07/03/2018   13:15-16:05   Introduction to Unix and programming: Introduction to testing
08/03/2018   09:30-12:30   Managing your research project
08/03/2018   10:15-12:05   Literature searching in mathematics and computer science 
08/03/2018   13:30-16:30   Creative thinking and problem solving
09/03/2018   10:15-12:05   Commercial awareness: tools to prepare for job searching and interviews
12/03/2018   10:00-12:00   Introduction to EndNote X7
13/03/2018   09:30-16:30   Teaching introduction for postgraduates who teach
13/03/2018   10:00-13:00   How to give a good presentation
13/03/2018   10:15-12:05   Finding scientific and engineering data 
13/03/2018   14:00-17:00   Time management
14/03/2018   10:15-12:05   ChemDraw: advanced
15/03/2018   10:15-12:05   Literature searching: Embase
16/03/2018   10:15-11:05   Introduction to research data management 
16/03/2018   12:15-14:05   Social media for careers
20/03/2018   10:15-12:05   Literature searching in Physics
21/03/2018   09:30-12:30   Building confidence and assertiveness
21/03/2018   10:15-12:05   Literature searching: Reaxys
21/03/2018   10:15-12:30   Preparing for your viva
21/03/2018   14:00-17:00   Surviving your doctorate
23/03/2018   10:15-12:05   Literature searching: Web of Science

April 2018

10/04/2018   10:15-12:05   Using DIGIMAP: Ordnance Survey maps and data
11/04/2018   10:15-12:05   Successful interviews
11/04/2018   14:15-16:15   Preparing for PhD confirmation (for students in Engineering and Design)
12/04/2018   10:15-12:05   RSC National Chemical Database Service
16/04/2018   10:00-12:00   Introduction to EndNote X7
17/04/2018   10:15-12:05   Research data managment: planning
17/04/2018   10:15-11:45   Excel: Formulae and Functions
18/04/2018   13:30-16:45   Planning and writing your doctoral thesis: for science
20/04/2018   10:00-12:30   Word: Managing large documents
23/04/2018   12:15-13:05   Introduction to PURE
24/04/2018   10:00-11:30   Excel: Basic Concepts
25/04/2018   13:15-14:05   Applying for jobs in academia (Webinar)
25/04/2018   13:30-16:45   Planning and writing your doctoral thesis: for engineering and design
26/04/2018   09:30-12:45   Planning and writing a thesis: for the social sciences

May 2018

02/05/2018   09:30-12:30   Staying motivated during your doctorate
02/05/2018   10:15-12:05   Preparing for PhD confirmation: for doctoral students in the social sciences
02/05/2018   13:30-16:30   Imposter syndrome
08/05/2018   09:30-12:30   Managing your research project
08/05/2018   13:30-16:30   Creative thinking and problem solving
09/05/2018   09:30-12:30   Building confidence and assertiveness
09/05/2018   14:00-17:00   Surviving your doctorate
10/05/2018   09:30-12:45   How best to read a research paper: for science
10/05/2018   10:00-12:00   Excel: Creating Charts
10/05/2018   10:15-12:15   Research data management: archiving and sharing
10/05/2018   13:30-16:30   Designing a creative public engagement activity
14/05/2018   14:00-16:00   Introduction to EndNote X7
16/05/2018   13:30-16:45   How best to read a research paper: for engineering and design
23/05/2018   13:30-16:45   How best to read a research paper: for social sciences

June 2018

04/06/2018   10:00-12:00   Introduction to EndNote X7
05/06/2018   13:30-16:45   Thinking critically and writing critically: for engineering and design
06/06/2018   10:00-12:00   Excel: advanced
06/06/2018   10:15-12:30   Preparing for your viva
07/06/2018   13:30-16:45   Thinking critically and writing critically: for science 
12/06/2018   10:00-13:00   How to give a good presentation
12/06/2018   13:30-16:45   Thinking critically and writing critically: for the social sciences
12/06/2018   14:00-17:00   Being a more effective networker
13/06/2018   10:15-12:05   Research data managment: planning
22/06/2018   10:00-12:30   Word: Managing large documents
25/06/2018   10:00-12:00   Introduction to EndNote X7

July 2018

03/07/2018   12:15-13:05   Introduction to PURE
09/07/2018   10:15-11:05   Introduction to research data management