Researcher Development

Courses for doctoral students in Humanities & Social Sciences

The following workshops have been categorised by your graduate school as either compulsory, essential, recommended or optional.

Compulsory for Candidature

Academic Integrity (e-Learning module)
Research ethics and governance (e-Learning module)


Starting your doctorate
Starting your doctorate (e-Learning module)
Referencing and plagiarism  
Understanding copyright
Preparation for final year (for H & SS)
Preparing for transfer/PhD confirmation (for H & SS)
Preparing for the Viva - For final year students
Preparing for your viva (eLearning module)
Staying motivated in the PhD


Being an effective researcher, part time (video)
Being an effective researcher, part time (video resources from Vitae)
Working effectively with your supervisor
Publications, citations and open access
Introduction to Endnote X7
Finding statistics & data in the Social Sciences
Literature searching in the Social Sciences
Managing your research project (e-Learning module)
Research project management
Planning conference posters
Planning & delivering more confidently
Presenting your research
Publishing your research (for H & SS)
Reviewing, managing and using literature (eLearning module) 
Critical writing (for the social sciences)
Writing papers for publication (eLearning module)
Writing your thesis less painfully (for the social sciences)


One to one writing coaching
One to one statistics advice - from the Statistics Advisory Service
Careers in academia (for H&SS)
Careers in academia (eLearning module)
Careers beyond academia (eLearning module)
Using a CV to evidence and sell your skills
Excel: Basic concepts
Excel: Formulae and functions
Excel: Database techniques
Excel: Pivot tables
Excel: Advanced
Reading for academic writing - for the social sciences