Researcher Development


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

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