Upcoming Open Courses

The following upcoming courses are open to all researchers and can be booked directly through our website. We also accept batch bookings for groups.

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Attracting funding: writing & applying for fellowships

9th September, 0930 – 1230

For PhD students (2nd year onwards) & postdoctoral researchers

A career in research is exciting, varied and gives you the opportunity to be at the cutting edge of discovery in your chosen field. It is also a highly competitive environment and researchers from all over the world aspire to reach the top of the profession.

How do you go about the process of applying for your own postdoctoral research fellowship? There is more to it than filling in an application form: you will have to propose and design an innovative project…(read more)

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Communicating research: An introduction to designing & preparing figures

6th October 2020

For PhD students & early career researchers

Displaying information in a visual format is an excellent way for researchers to communicate their work. Figures, tables and diagrams are key components of a published research paper (and a PhD thesis), and readers are often drawn to these before turning to the main text of the article.

It is therefore important to plan, organise and design your figures carefully, considering aspects such a diagram type, titles, legends and the best way to visualise the data. Journals have specific requirements for figures so understanding what is expected of authors and preparing your graphics correctly can increase your chances of publication success (read more).

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Writing for publication in scientific journals

2nd – 3rd November 2020

For PhD students & early career researchers

November is academic writing month (#AcWriMo)! Scholars from all over the world participate in #AcWriMo, writing millions of words and sharing their progress over the month.

Researchers are writers. We communicate our results via articles, discuss the findings of others in reviews and use the literature as an immortal record of science from both past and contemporary research, therefore, developing our writing skills must be given the same time and dedication as other phases… (read more)

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Your professional profile & networking

Start anytime (online)

For PhD students & early career researchers

Building and maintaining a professional network, both offline and online, is a key requirement for all researchers and an effective network can have a very positive effect on your career, whether it is in academic research or beyond. In addition, taking the time to ensure that your professional profile presents you, your skills and experience, your values and your interests in the way that you would like to be perceived by others is worth the effort.

  • An introduction to professional profiles (both offline and digital) and networking strategy
  • Can be completed in one day or at the individual’s own pace over a longer period of time
  • Consists of case studies, videos, optional activities and further resources

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Intellectual property essentials

Start anytime (online)

For PhD students & early career researchers

Intellectual property (IP) is considered to be a “creation of the mind” and a considerable amount of IP is created in universities. It is now essential for researchers to equip themselves with an elementary knowledge of the subject because IP is relevant to scholarly publishing, teaching materials, patents and much more.

  • An introduction to the various types of intellectual property and how these apply to scholarly pursuits
  • Can be completed in one day or at the individual’s own pace over a longer period of time
  • Consists of case studies, videos, multiple choice quizzes and further resources

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Build your own website in a day

Start anytime (online)

For PhD students & early career researchers

A website is an effective way to communicate your research, make it visible to a larger audience and summarise your research activities in one central online location. You may wish to create a website for yourself, for a research group, for a specific project, for a teaching topic or any other reason – this short course will enable you to do that.

  • An introduction to the WordPress platform and a step by step walkthrough of how to build your own website.
  • No coding involved
  • Can be completed in one day or at the individual’s own pace over a longer period of time
  • Consists of case studies, videos, multiple choice quizzes and further resources

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Coming soon: An introduction to R

Introduction to the R statistical software & data visualisation

(coming soon – autumn 2020)

A series of four introductory courses to the freely available R statistics software, now the most commonly used software for statistics in academia. An essential skill for researchers in quantitative subjects (read more)

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