Researcher Development

Networking and social media

Links to presentations and articles you might find useful.

Social media and citations (University of Bath)
Step by step guides to get started on social media platforms of your choice

A-Z of social media for academics
Professor Andy Miah, Chair in Science Communication and Digital Media, University of Salford

Confident Networking
Presentation by Dr Sara Shinton, who provides careers advice, information and professional development training to scientists, academic researchers, research students and academic staff

Courting Connections
Nature article by Peter J.Feibelman on how to start networking as an early career researcher

Digital Researcher: Researchers
Prezi presentation by Dr Paul Spencer & Dr Tristram Hooley on the use of social media in the context of researchers & their skills development

Digital Researcher: Academics
Prezi presentation by Dr Paul Spencer & John Igoe on the use of social media in the context of academic research

Using Twitter in university research, teaching and impact activities
Guide for academics and researchers from LSE

Social Media: a guide for researchers
From the Research Information Network (RIN)

The shy connector
Slideshare presentation by Sacha Chua about networking for introverts.

Top five ways to better academic networking
Article by The Thesis Whisperer

Writing for the web for researchers
Presentation by Richard Prowse on 25 April 2012 . This session covers effective communication of your research; how people read on-line material; what to think about when writing for the web; social media and blogging; a question and answer session (poor sound quality).

Academic Conferences: tips and advice
Blog by Sarah Burton

 

Writing support

The writing centre offers both a physical and virtual presence to support the writing activities of all students and staff at the University of Bath.

Writing 'getting unstuck'
Prezi presentation by Inger Mewburn

Turbo-charge your writing
Nature article for researchers by Maria Gardiner and Hugh Kearns

 

Data analysis and statistics

Using' R' for basic statistics in the life sciences

An introduction to SPSS: Online training from the University of Surrey

Quantitative approaches to research in the social sciences: Online resources from the University of Surrey.

Statistical resources for social sciences: 'DeSTRESS' project led by Nottingham Trent University.

Chembiodraw: Presentations on the use of Chembiodraw software at the University of Bath.
- General presentation [pdf, 7.88MB ]
- Presentation for biologists [pdf, 5.31MB]

Matlab and Simulink: Three presentations on using Matlab at the University of Bath:
- Technical computing with Matlab [pdf, 1.98MB ]
- Design and Verify Control Systems using Simulink [pdf, 2.82MB]
- Introduction to Simulink & Stateflow [pdf,1.26MB]

 

Other links

Designing conference posters - a useful blog post from Colin Purrington

Publishing Your Research 101 video series - from scientific publisher ACS Publications - tips for authors and reviewers on topics such as submitting your manuscript and suggesting reviewers.

Author guides from Taylor and Francis author services - a series of online guides on topics from choosing a journal, preparing your article, submission and review

Speed-reading - online speed-reading exercises from the Speed Reading Center

 

Impact

Care and maintenance of your advisor - nature article for research students by Maria Gardiner and Hugh Kearns

PhD Viva notes [pdf, 11KB] - advice from Dr Tim Mays on what to expect at your PhD viva

What’s up doc? blog for postgraduate researchers

Academic Conferences - tips and advice - a blog by Sarah Burton

Designing conference posters - a useful blog post from Colin Purrington

Publishing Your Research 101 video series - from scientific publisher ACS Publications - tips for authors and reviewers on topics such as submitting your manuscript and suggesting reviewers.

Author guides from Taylor and Francis author services - a series of online guides on topics from choosing a journal, preparing your article, submission and review

Writing 'getting unstuck' - a Prezi presentation by Inger Mewburn

Speed-reading - online speed-reading exercises from the Speed Reading Center

Surviving your thesis and Top ten tips for a trouble free thesis - a blog from James Hayton at Physicsworld.com

Turbo-charge your writing - Nature article for researchers by Maria Gardiner and Hugh Kearns

 

Managing yourself and others

Links to presentations and articles you might find useful.

Getting things done: becoming a more effective researcher
Prezi presentation by Inger Mewburn

Managing professional relationships
The Careers Group, University of London

Waiting for the motivation fairy
Nature article for researchers - tips on getting motivated by Maria Gardiner and Hugh Kearns