Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Courses & events

Professional development workshops for academic research staff. These workshops are free to all academic research staff.

The researcher development workshops and courses have been organised in different ways:

  • A-Z list: contains all the workshops in alphabetical order, with full workshop info.
  • At-a-glance: lists workshop names and dates this month and next, in date order.
  • Researcher Development Framework (RDF): workshops mapped to the nationla framework for researcher skills.

Please be aware that each grouping contains the same workshops overall, just presented in different ways.

A-Z course list

The workshop directory provides a list of all workshops we run for research staff, plus links to an overview of other University training providers.

At a glance - workshops this month

Researcher development workshops quick-glance schedule. Workshops this month and next.

Workshops mapped by Researcher Development Framework (RDF)

Our researcher development workshops mapped against the UK's Researcher Development Framework (RDF).

Related Links

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Research data management online course

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Online Development Toolkit enable all staff, particularly those in leadership and management roles, to quickly find relevant information and practical advice to help them deal with different situations they may be facing in the workplace.

Lynda.com - online video courses. Courses cover technology, business and creative skills, and include an extensive section focussing on education and e-learning.

Finance skills development

Prepare for Doctoral Success guide - a guide to help staff facilitate activities and training for new doctoral researchers