Training & Development

Training and Development


We want our researchers to excel in their work.  To support this we provide funding for specialised training needs, and give a wide range of research training with plenty of opportunities for development, including:

  • research success
  • impact
  • strategies and scientific writing

You can read more about the research systems training we provide.

Postgraduate Researchers

research degree can provide a route into an academic career. It can open opportunities in commercial research and development, consultancy, or lead to your own business.

As one of our postgraduate researcher's you have the chance to develop your skills that could lead to:

  • an academic career
  • commercial research and development
  • consultancy
  • your own business

Develop your employability by gaining specific skills like project management and analysis; work on projects with industrial partners.

With our help and support, we enable our postgraduates to generate ideas, foster networks and develop new projects.

Discover more about how we deliver our tailored training and support for postgraduate researchers.

Personal Development

We provide a dedicated team to deliver support and resources required by researchers to help them excel in their research, and facilitate their personal and professional growth.

Comprehensive in-house research training and support funding of specialised training. Opportunities including:

  • research success
  • impact
  • strategies and scientific writing

Our Staff Development Unit supports a wide variety of workshops from personal development, leadership courses and how to use IT programmes including:

Mentoring Opportunities

This initiative gives our staff the chance to act as voluntary mentors, to gain and give some informal career development.

Many of our research staff have benefitted from at least one day over the past 12 months participating in coaching and/or mentoring activities as part of our Academic and Research Mentoring Scheme.