Training and development

We have a wide range of training courses and professional development opportunities available to postgraduate researchers across the University of Exeter. Browse the full catalogue of workshops below, organised in to mandatory training and our six training strands;

A full list of our courses can be found in the Researcher Development PGR Catalogue.

You can view a live list of courses running over the next 7 days.


Mandatory training

As you commence your studies, you will be required to undertake some mandatory training in line with University policy. This training will be online, and includes:

  • Information Security
  • Information Security for Research Data
  • Research Integrity
  • Health and Safety
  • Data security

You can acces the online mandatory training on our ELE page.

Depending on your research area, you may also need to attend some of the following workshops:

  • Research Intergity and Ethics (HASS/STEMM/Health and Social Care)
  • COSHH
  • Fire Safety
  • Risk Assessment
  • Radiation Protection

Book through My Career Zone


Your researcher development essentials

Your Researcher Development Essentials is the core of our provision, a series of seven workshops to support you throughout your Doctoral journey. The workshop series includes:

  • Academic Writing For PGRs
  • Efficient Reading and Preparing For Your Literature Review
  • Project Managing Your Thesis
  • Making the Most of the Relationship with Your Supervisor
  • Upgrade and Annual Review: Navigating University Procedures
  • Writing Your Thesis 
  • Preparing For Your Viva 

Book through My Career Zone


Writing support

We recognise the importance of writing to your skills training and development, as well as successful and timely competition of your research degree. In addition to your researcher development essentials, we provide additional writing support in the form of:

  • A Creative Approaches to Writing Your Thesis workshop
  • Writing retreats in collaboration with Colleges/Disciplines
  • A regular Write Club, providing ongoing space and support for writing
  • Royal Literary Fund Fellows, who provide 1-2-1 support on the practical aspects of writing

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Being an effective researcher 

Being an effective researcher underpins Your PhD Essentials, developing skills and resilience in relation to your wellbeing.

  • An Introduction to Being an Effective Researcher
  • Mindfulness
  • Managing Stress
  • Confidence and Resilience for Postgraduate Researchers
  • How to Just Do It: Overcoming Procrastination
  • I’ve Got to Be Perfect: Managing the Demands of Perfectionism
  • Go to Bed and Get Some Sleep: Overcoming Sleep Problems

Sprint Women’s Development Programme

We also a run a Sprint Women’s Development Programme for PGRs in the summer term. Sprint is a ground-breaking personal development programme, developed by the Springboard Consultancy and designed for female PGRs. The Programme consists of 3½ days of intensive practical workshop sessions covering a range of key topics which can help you manage your study, work and personal development.

Book through My Career Zone


Doing and disseminating research 

Doing and Disseminating Research helps you to develop key skills for data analysis and management, as well as presenting and publishing your research. 

Dealing With Data:

  • NVivo: Beginners and Intermediate Sessions
  • SPSS: Introduction and Advanced Sessions
  • Data Visualisation

Additional training in available through the Q-Step Centre Data Analysis workshops series. You can access the list of workshops here.

Communicating Your Research:

  • Making the Most of Conferences
  • Presentation Skills
  • Using Posters to Communicate Your Research
  • Blogging and Tweeting: Communicating Your Research Online
  • Communicating Your Research to the Media and the Public

Publishing Your Research in Journals:

  • An Introduction to Publishing Your Research in Journals (HASS/STEMM)
  • Writing Journal Articles (HASS/STEMM)

Book through My Career Zone


Learning and teaching

At the University of Exeter, you are able to undertake training and develop excellence in learning and teaching through the Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LTHE) Programme. LTHE is underpinned by the UK Professional Standards Framework, and provides the opportunity to gain professional recognition as an associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Opportunities to teach

You have a variety of opportunities to teach whilst studying at Exeter, including:

The Brilliant Club Scholar’s Programme

The Brilliant Club is an award-winning charity that exists to increase the number of pupils from under-represented background progressing to highly-selective universities. They do this by recruiting PGRs to go in to local schools as tutors and to teach a 5 week course based around their research. The Brilliant Club provide training and support to successful applicants to The Scholar’s Programme, and pay £500 per placement. You can find out more and apply to become a Brilliant Club tutor here.


Your career development

With a dedicated careers coach, we provide support exploring your career options, and successfully apply for jobs through the following workshops:

  • Career Planning: Where Your Doctorate Can Lead
  • Applying for Postdoctoral Funding
  • CVs and Covering Letters
  • Job Interview Techniques

1-2-1 Careers Appointments 

Our PGRs have access to 1-2-1 appointments with experienced Careers Consultants through the Career Zone. You can book an appointment to discuss your careers options, get feedback on a job application or help with an interview. Just visit My Career Zone and click on the ‘Appointments’ tab here.

You will continue to have access to our Career Consultants up to 3 years after you graduate!

Profiling for Success 

As part of our online training resources, you can undertake Profiling for Success – an online suite of self-assessment tools that can help you in your personal and career development, and about how you can use these tools effectively. You can use these tools to understand more about:

  • How your abilities relate to career choices
  • Your learning style and how you can become a more effective learner
  • Your preferences and how these relate to your strengths and possible areas for development

InterviewStream 

InterviewStream is a video interviewing tool, which allows you to take practice interviews to prepare for both online and face-to-face interviews. The software slows you to take a ready-made interview or structure your own, choosing from over 7000 pre-recorded questions. 

Careers In and Beyond Academia

In the summer term we run events on Careers In, and Careers Beyond Academia. We invite University of Exeter staff and alumni to come and talk about their careers paths, and the range teaching and research related careers available to PhDs.


WEBINAR Programme 

As part of our training provision for distance and part-time students, we offer a WEBINAR programme that mirrors our face-to-face workshops. These WEBINARs are only an hour long, and are open to all PGRs across the University. You can find out more about our WEBINAR programme in the Distance tab.


Online Training and Resources 

We have an Exeter Learning Environment (ELE) page which provides training and development opportunities for part-time and distance students, and complements our workshop and WEBINAR programmes. It includes elearning courses, self-assessment tools, training videos and links to resources, as well as recordings of all of our WEBINARs. You can access our ELE page here.


Researcher-Led Initiatives

Something missing? Do you have an idea for a training workshop or event that would benefit the PGR community at Exeter?

We have a fund to support PGRs in running their onw training workshops and events. You can find more information and how to apply here.

St Luke's Campus

We have additional training courses and professional development opportunities available to students at the St. Luke’s campus. Browse the full catalogue of workshops below, organised in to mandatory training and our by our six training strands;

A full list of our courses can be found in the Researcher Development PGR Catalogue.

You can view a live list of courses running over the next 7 days.


Mandatory training 

As you commence your studies, you will be required to undertake some mandatory training in line with University policy. This training will be online, and includes:

  • Information Security
  • Information Security for Research Data
  • Research Integrity
  • Health and Safety
  • Data security

You can acces the online mandatory training on our ELE page.


Your researcher development essentials

Your researcher development essentials is the core of our provision, a series of six WEBINARs to support you throughout your Doctoral journey. The WEBINAR series includes:

  • An introduction to your part-time/distance doctorate
  • Efficient Reading and Preparing For Your Literature Review
  • Project Managing Your Thesis
  • Making the Most of Your Relationship With Your Supervisors
  • Writing Your Thesis
  • Preparing for Your Viva

In 2017/2018, we are also offering a series of traning days at St. Luke’s at the beginning of each academic term. These cover material from Your researcher development essentials as follows:

  • Autumn term – Efficient Reading and Preparing For Your Literature Review and Project Managing Your Thesis
  • Spring Term – Making the Most of the Relationship with Your Supervisors and Upgrade and Annual Review: Navigating University Procedures
  • Summer Term - Writing Your Thesis and Preparing For Your Viva

Book through My Career Zone


Writing support

We recognise the importance of writing to your skills training and development, as well as successful and timely competition of your research degree. As such, we provide additional writing support in the form of:

  • A Creative Approaches to Writing Your Thesis WEBINAR
  • Writing retreats in collaboration with Colleges/Disciplines
  • Shut Up and Write! Online Write Club

Book through My Career Zone


Being an effective researcher 

Being an effective researcher underpins Your researcher development essentials, developing skills and resilience in relation to your wellbeing.

  • An Introduction to Being an Effective Researcher WEBINAR
  • Care First – a telephone service providing confidential, impartial advice and support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Silvercloud - offering secure, immediate access to online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy programmes, tailored to your specific needs.
  • Self-help workbooks, available though our ELE page, on:
    • Managing Stress
    • Overomcing Procrastation
    • Managing the Demands of Perfectionism
    • Overomcing Sleep Problems
    • Busting the Blues

Book through My Career Zone


Doing and disseminating research

Disseminating Research helps you to develop key skills for presenting and publishing your research through the following WEBINARs:

  • Making the Most of Conferences
  • Presentation Skills
  • An Introduction to Publishing Your Research in Journals

Book through My Career Zone


Learning and teaching

The Brilliant Club Scholar’s Programme

The Brilliant Club is an award-winning charity that exists to increase the number of pupils from under-represented background progressing to highly-selective universities. They do this by recruiting PGRs to go in to local schools as tutors and to teach a 5 week course based around their research. The Brilliant Club provide training and support to successful applicants to The Scholar’s Programme, and pay £500 per placement. You can find out more and apply to become a Brilliant Club tutor here.


Your career development

With a dedicated careers coach, we provide support exploring your career options through the following WEBINARs

  • Career Planning: Where Your Doctorate Can Lead
  • Applying for Postdoctoral Funding

1-2-1 Careers Appointments 

Our PGRs have access to 1-2-1 telephone or skype appointments with experienced Careers Consultants through the Career Zone. You can book an appointment to discuss your careers options, get feedback on a job application or help with an interview. Just visit My Career Zone and click on the ‘Appointments’ tab here. 

You will continue to have access to our Career Consultants up to 3 years after you graduate!

Profiling for Success 

As part of our online training resources, you can undertake Profiling for Success – an online suite of self-assessment tools that can help you in your personal and career development, and about how you can use these tools effectively. You can use these tools to understand more about:

  • How your abilities relate to career choices
  • Your learning style and how you can become a more effective learner
  • Your preferences and how these relate to your strengths and possible areas for development

InterviewStream 

InterviewStream is a video interviewing tool, which allows you to take practice interviews to prepare for both online and face-to-face interviews. The software slows you to take a ready-made interview or structure your own, choosing from over 7000 pre-recorded questions. 


Online Training and Resources

We have an Exeter Learning Environmetn (ELE) page which provides training and development opportunities for part-time and distance students, and complements our workshop and WEBINAR programmes. It includes elearning courses, self-assessment tools, training videos and links to resources, as well as recordings of all of our WEBINARs. You can access our ELE page here.


Researcher-Led Initiatives 

Something missing? Do you have an idea for a training workshop or event that would benefit the PGR community at Exeter?

We have a fund to support PGRs in running their onw training workshops and events. You can find more information and how to apply here.

Cornwall Campuses

We have a wide range of training courses and professional development opportunities available to postgraduate research students at our Cornwall campuses. Browse the full catalogue of workshops below, organised in to mandatory training and our six training strands;

A full list of our courses can be found in the Researcher Development PGR Catalogue.

You can view a live list of courses running over the next 7 days.


Mandatory Training

As you commence your studies, you will be required to undertake some mandatory training in line with University policy. This training will be online, and includes:

  • Information Security
  • Information Security for Research Data
  • Research Integrity
  • Health and Safety
  • Data security

You can acces the online mandatory training on our ELE page.

Depending on your research area, you may also need to attend some of the following workshops:

  • Research Intergity and Ethics (HASS/STEMM/Health and Social Care)
  • COSHH
  • Fire Safety
  • Risk Assessment
  • Radiation Protection

Book through My Career Zone


Your researcher development essentials 

Your researcher development essentials is the core of our provision, a series of nine workshops to support you throughout your Doctoral journey. The workshop series includes:

  • Effective Use of Library Tools and Resources
  • Academic Writing for PGRs
  • Efficient Reading and Preparing For Your Literature Review
  • Project Managing Your Thesis
  • Making the Most of Your Relationship With Your Supervisors
  • Upgrade and Annual Review: Nativating University Procedures
  • Data Visualisation
  • Writing your thesis
  • Preparing for Your Viva

Book through My Career Zone


Writing support

We recognise the importance of writing to your skills training and development, as well as successful and timely competition of your research degree. As such, we provide additional writing support in the form of: 

  • A Creative Approaches to Writing Your Thesis WEBINAR
  • Writing retreats in collaboration with Colleges/Disciplines
  • Shut Up and Write! Online Write Club

Book through My Career Zone


Being an effective researcher 

Being an effective researcher underpins Your researcher development essentials, developing skills and resilience in relation to your wellbeing. 

  • An Introduction to Being an Effective Researcher
  • Mindfulness
  • Managing Stress
  • How to Just Do It: Overcoming Procrastination
  • Go to Bed and Get Some Sleep: Overcoming Sleep Problems

Book through My Career Zone

Sprint Women’s Development Programme

We also a run a Sprint Women’s Development Programme for PGRs in the summer term. Sprint is a ground-breaking personal development programme, developed by the Springboard Consultancy and designed for female PGRs. The Programme consists of 3½ days of intensive practical workshop sessions covering a range of key topics which can help you manage your study, work and personal development.

Sprint takes place at the Streatham campus, with funding to cover the travel and accommodation costs of 5 attendees from the Cornwall campuses.


Doing and disseminating research

Disseminating Research helps you to develop key skills for presenting and publishing your research

Communicating Your Research: 

  • Making the Most of Conferences
  • Presentation Skills
  • Using Posters to Communicate Your Research
  • Blogging and Tweeting: Communicating Your Research Online

Communicating Your Research to the Media and the Public

  •  Publishing Your Research in Journals:
  • An Introduction to Publishing Your Research in Journals
  • Writing Journal Articles (HASS/STEMM)

Book through My Career Zone


Learning and Teaching

At the University of Exeter, you are able to undertake training and develop excellence in learning and teaching through the Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LTHE) Programme. LTHE is underpinned by the UK Professional Standards Framework, and provides the opportunity to gain professional recognition as an associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Opportunities to Teach

You have a variety of opportunities to teach whilst studying at Exeter, including:

The Brilliant Club Scholar’s Programme 

The Brilliant Club is an award-winning charity that exists to increase the number of pupils from under-represented background progressing to highly-selective universities. They do this by recruiting PGRs to go in to local schools as tutors and to teach a 5 week course based around their research. The Brilliant Club provide training and support to successful applicants to The Scholar’s Programme, and pay £500 per placement. You can find out more and apply to become a Brilliant Club tutor here.


Your career development

1-2-1 Careers Appointments

Our PGRs have access to 1-2-1 appointments with experienced Careers Consultants through the Career Zone. You can book an appointment to discuss your careers options, get feedback on a job application or help with an interview. Just visit My Career Zone and click on the ‘Appointments’ tab here. 

You will continue to have access to our Career Consultants up to 3 years after you graduate!

Profiling for Success 

As part of our online training resources, you can undertake Profiling for Success – an online suite of self-assessment tools that can help you in your personal and career development, and about how you can use these tools effectively. You can use these tools to understand more about:

  • How your abilities relate to career choices
  • Your learning style and how you can become a more effective learner
  • Your preferences and how these relate to your strengths and possible areas for development

InterviewStream 

InterviewStream is a video interviewing tool, which allows you to take practice interviews to prepare for both online and face-to-face interviews. The software slows you to take a ready-made interview or structure your own, choosing from over 7000 pre-recorded questions. 

Careers In and Beyond Academia 

In the summer term we run events on Careers In, and Careers Beyond Academia. We invite University of Exeter staff and alumni to come and talk about their careers paths, and the range teaching and research related careers available to PhDs. 

These events take place at the Streatham campus, with funding to cover the travel costs of attendees from the Cornwall campuses.


WEBINAR Programme

As part of our training provision for distance and part-time students, we offer a WEBINAR programme that mirrors our face-to-face workshops. These WEBINARs are only an hour long, and are open to all PGRs across the University. You can find out more about our WEBINAR programme on the distance learning tab.


Online Training and Resources 

We have an Exeter Learning Environmetn (ELE) page which provides training and development opportunities for part-time and distance students, and complements our workshop and WEBINAR programmes. It includes elearning courses, self-assessment tools, training videos and links to resources, as well as recordings of all of our WEBINARs. You can access our ELE page here.


Researcher-led Initiative Awards 

Something missing? Do you have an idea for a training workshop or event that would benefit the PGR community at Exeter?
We have a fund to support PGRs in running their onw training workshops and events. You can find more information and how to apply here.

Distance Learners

We have a wide range of training courses and professional development opportunities available to distance and part-time students. Browse the full catalogue of WEBINARs below, organised in to mandatory training and our six training strands;

A full list of our courses can be found in the Researcher Development PGR Catalogue.


Mandatory Training

As you commence your studies, you will be required to undertake some mandatory training in line with University policy. This training will be online, and includes:

  • Information Security
  • Information Security for Research Data
  • Research Integrity
  • Health and Safety
  • Data security

You can acces the online mandatory training on our ELE page.


Your researcher development essentials

Your PhD Essentials is the core of our provision, a series of six WEBINARs to support you throughout your Doctoral journey. The WEBINAR series includes:

  • An introduction to your part-time/distance doctorate
  • Efficient Reading and Preparing For Your Literature Review
  • Project Managing Your Thesis
  • Making the Most of Your Relationship With Your Supervisors
  • Writing Your Thesis
  • Preparing for Your Viva

Book through My Career Zone


Writing support

We recognise the importance of writing to your skills training and development, as well as successful and timely competition of your PhD. As such, we provide additional writing support in the form of:

  • A Creative Approaches to Writing Your Thesis WEBINAR
  • Writing retreats in collaboration with Colleges/Disciplines
  • Shut Up and Write! Online Write Club

Book through My Career Zone


Being an Effective Researcher

Being an effective researcher underpins Your PhD Essentials, developing skills and resilience in relation to your wellbeing.

  • An Introduction to Being an Effective Researcher WEBINAR
  • Care First – a telephone service providing confidential, impartial advice and support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Silvercloud - offering secure, immediate access to online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy programmes, tailored to your specific needs.
  • Self-help workbooks, available though our ELE page, on:
    • Managing Stress
    • Overomcing Procrastation
    • Managing the Demands of Perfectionism
    • Overomcing Sleep Problems
    • Busting the Blues

Book through My Career Zone


Disseminating Research

Disseminating Research helps you to develop key skills for presenting and publishing your research through the following WEBINARs:

  • Making the Most of Conferences
  • Presentation Skills
  • An Introduction to Publishing Your Research in Journals

Book through My Career Zone


Learning and Teaching

The Brilliant Club Scholar’s Programme

The Brilliant Club is an award-winning charity that exists to increase the number of pupils from under-represented background progressing to highly-selective universities. They do this by recruiting PGRs to go in to local schools as tutors and to teach a 5 week course based around their research. The Brilliant Club provide training and support to successful applicants to The Scholar’s Programme, and pay £500 per placement. You can find out more and apply to become a Brilliant Club tutor here.


Your career development

With a dedicated careers coach, we provide support exploring your career options through the following WEBINARs

  • Career Planning: Where Your Doctorate Can Lead
  • Applying for Postdoctoral Funding

1-2-1 Careers Appointments 

Our PGRs have access to 1-2-1 telephone or skype appointments with experienced Careers Consultants through the Career Zone. You can book an appointment to discuss your careers options, get feedback on a job application or help with an interview. Just visit My Career Zone and click on the ‘Appointments’ tab here. 

You will continue to have access to our Career Consultants up to 3 years after you graduate!

Profiling for Success

As part of our online training resources, you can undertake Profiling for Success – an online suite of self-assessment tools that can help you in your personal and career development, and about how you can use these tools effectively. You can use these tools to understand more about:

  • How your abilities relate to career choices
  • Your learning style and how you can become a more effective learner
  • Your preferences and how these relate to your strengths and possible areas for development

InterviewStream

InterviewStream is a video interviewing tool, which allows you to take practice interviews to prepare for both online and face-to-face interviews. The software slows you to take a ready-made interview or structure your own, choosing from over 7000 pre-recorded questions. 

 


 

WEBINAR Programme 

As part of our training provision for distance and part-time students, we offer a WEBINAR programme that mirrors our face-to-face workshops. These WEBINARs are only an hour long, and are open to all PGRs across the University. You can find out more about our WEBINAR programme in the Distance tab.

 


Online Training and Resources 

We have an Exeter Learning Environmetn (ELE) page which provides training and development opportunities for distance and part-time students, and complements our workshop and WEBINAR programmes. It includes elearning courses, self-assessment toolds, training videos and links to resources, as well as recordings of all of our WEBINARs. You can access our ELE page here.