Researcher Development

Skills development guides and articles for researchers

These are guides, articles and blogs from mainly external sources on various topics which may help you to develop skills or improve your practice.  The University of Bath is not responsible for the content of external  guides. If you know of a guide that may be useful to researchers that we could add to this list, please let us know.

If you want help with something specific and can't find a relevant article here, why not try asking a question on the academia Stack Exchange, which is a free question and answer site for academics and those enrolled in higher education.


  • Bioscience careers: Includes useful links, including a link to an online mentoring scheme for STEM graduates.




Leadership and working with others

Managing yourself and others

Networking and social media



Public engagement


Reading and writing