Additional Development Opportunities

Use the following links for more information about additional training opportunities:.


Careers Service

A wide range of resources are available for postgraduates, including one-to-one sessions with a careers advisor. In addition there are lunchtime workshops. These are interactive sessions designed to help you make effective applications and succeed at interviews. Different sessions focus on CVs, Application Forms, Interviews, Assessment Centres and Practice Aptitude Tests. To find out more visit the Careers Service.

^ top of pageQuILT

QuILT run a variety of workshops and projects including Blackboard:

  • Blackboard - This site will be useful if you are interested in running a Blackboard community or module.

Centre for Lifelong Learning (Cll)

The Centre for Lifelong Learning is run in partnership with the University of Sunderland. The Centre's mission is to promote life-long learning among the people of the region, contributing to its social, cultural and economic development. The Centre for Lifelong Learning provides adult education courses for the general public in a range of subjects normally taught within the University. Most courses are accredited. Students can accumulate credits and be awarded the Higher Education Certificate.

^ top of pageFaculty/University Training

Graduate Schools - the University has three Faculties; Medical Sciences (MS), Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) and Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE). Each Faculty has a Graduate School, which is responsible for the delivery of postgraduate skills training. Postgraduate students can attend any of the training sessions that are delivered by these Faculties, subject to booking requirements. Most sessions are free, however assessed modules may incur a fee. If you would like to attend any sessions please contact Dr Richy Hetherington . Please note if numbers are limited same Faculty students will be prioritised. The other Faculty Graduate School Training Programmes can be viewed on their respective Graduate School websites:

Research Staff - In addition, the Faculty of Medical Sciences has integrated some of the training sessions for its postgraduate students and research staff. It will be possible to attend other training sessions advertised on Contract Staff web pages . However, if places are limited staff will be given priority.

^ top of pageInformation Systems &Services

The IT Service provides useful information for students and staff covering a variety of topics including e-mail, web publishing, SPSS, databases and much more. Documentation is available in PDF format (viewed using Adobe Reader). Paper copies are available from the IT Service Desk and in the larger cluster rooms. They also provide help and advice online and by telephone.

^ top of pageOpen Access Centre

Want to improve your English or learn a foreign language? Register free (for University staff and students) with the Open Access Centre and you will have access to materials for over 50 different language and multimedia resources to aid English language learning. The Centre also has computers, satellite TV, audio equipment and video. The Open Access Centre is located on level 2 of the Old Library Building.

^ top of pagePolicy, Ethics and Life Sciences Research Centre (PEALS)

The Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences (PEALS) Research Centre was established in 1999 as a partnership between the Universities of Durham and Newcastle and the Centre for Life. They run many events including conferences and seminars and have many continuing professional development opportunities. They also organise the successful Cafe Scientifique sessions, at Cafe Royale, Nelson Street, Newcastle. For more information about their events refer to their events website.

^ top of pageResearch Information at Newcastle (RESIN)

A wide range of resources and services in support of research are offered by Newcastle University Library. The site is very useful and has links to books, internet resources for finding and managing information and writing up. Through this site you can gain access to StaN (Study skills at Newcastle), which includes managing learning, communication, IT Skills, Library & Internet, Maths and statistics resources.

^ top of pageStaff Development Unit

The Staff Development Unit run training for demonstrators and tutors, in addition to a variety of training session for members of staff. Attendance at these sessions will incur a charge if you are a student. Please ensure you discuss your training needs with your supervisory team first. If there is enough interest in particular sessions we may be able to run a similar course without incurring a cost to the student.

^ top of page Vitae

Vitae supports the personal, professional and career development of researchers. By working together with higher education institutions and research institutes, it provides specific support for both doctoral researchers and research staff. Vitae builds on the work and activities of the UK GRAD Programme for postgraduate researchers and UK Higher Education Researcher Development (UKHERD) network for research staff. Vitae is funded by the Research Councils UK (RCUK) and managed by CRAC: The Career Development Organisation and delivered in partnership with regional Hub host universities. For more information about Vitae, its activities and how to get involved, get in touch with your Regional Hub or visit the Vitae website.
Researchers’ portal
Policy and practice portal
About Vitae