Early Career Researcher (ECR) Training and Development

We have a wide range of development opportunities available for Early Career Research staff (i.e. staff on research contracts on grade E to G), across all campuses of the University of Exeter. All course bookings are done via TRENT. If you have any problems booking onto a course please email us at: researcherdevelopment@exeter.ac.uk

We encourage you to complete the following Researcher Development introductory activities which are in addition to the general mandatory University-wide staff induction training for all staff or any College-specific induction activities that you might be required to complete:

  • Researcher Development Introductory Session – who we are, what we do and how to engage
  • Researcher Career Explorer - a short course which examines your career options
  • Profiling for Success – online self-assessment tools

All of our courses have been mapped against the national Researcher Development Framework (RDF), a tool that helps you consider your professional development as a rounded researcher. Most of our courses address multiple domains and sub-domains.

Full list of current training and development: 


Researcher Development : CVs and Covering Letters

06/02/2018

Education and Research 

Researcher Development : Interdisciplinary Working : How To Bridge The Gaps

28/02/2018
02/03/2018

Education and Research 

Researcher Development : Intermediate NVivo

14/03/2018

Education and Research 

Researcher Development : Internationalisation : what this means for your research

15/02/2018
07/03/2018

Education and Research 

Researcher Development : Job Interview Techniques

27/02/2018

Education and Research 

Researcher Development : Managing Research Stakeholders

16/02/2018
20/02/2018

Education and Research 

Researcher Development : Meet the Editors (STEMM)

07/03/2018
12/03/2018

Education and Research 

Researcher Development : Project Management in the Real World

19/02/2018
21/02/2018

Education and Research 

Researcher Development : Public Engagement (STEMM)

16/03/2018

Education and Research 

Researcher Development : Research Excellence Framework - what this means for you and your research

09/03/2018

Education and Research 

Researcher Development : Research Impact - what is it and why is it important

14/12/2017
14/02/2018

Education and Research 

Researcher Development : Research Integrity & Ethics (Health & Social Care)

29/01/2018

Education and Research 

Researcher Development : Research Integrity and Ethics (HASS)

08/02/2018

Education and Research 

Researcher Development : Research-Related Budget and Financial Management & Reporting

21/02/2018

Education and Research 

Researcher Development : Researcher Career Explorer

13/02/2018
06/03/2018

Education and Research 

Researcher Development : Writing Journal Articles (HASS)

14/03/2018

Education and Research 

Researcher Development : Writing Journal Articles (STEMM)

15/03/2018

Education and Research 

Researcher Development: Data Visualisation

06/03/2018

Education and Research 

Researcher Development: Delivering Impact: putting interactivity into practice

28/02/2018

Education and Research 

Researcher Development: Getting Funded (Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences)

02/02/2018

Education and Research 

Researcher Development: Getting Funded (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine)

13/12/2017
24/01/2018

Education and Research 

Researcher Development: Peer Reviewing

08/02/2018

Education and Research 

Researcher Development: Public Engagement

12/02/2018

Education and Research 

Researcher Development: Research Integrity and Ethics (STEMM)

23/01/2018

Education and Research 

Researcher Development: Write Club

18/01/2018
12/02/2018
13/03/2018
08/05/2018
24/05/2018
06/06/2018
19/07/2018

Education and Research 

 

  • University of Exeter Early Career research only staff (ie grades E to G) can view training descriptions and register online via the Trent HR Self-service System
  • Other University of Exeter Staff are able to access session descriptions and submit a request to register for specific courses by contacting the University of Exeter Researcher Development Team. In your email, please state which session you wish to attend as well as your full name, department, employee ID number. In the subject line please put: 'University of Exeter Additional Staff attendance at [name of workshop or event, date of workshop or event]'
  • Early Career Research staff at other GW4 Universities (Bristol, Bath and Cardiff) are able to access session descriptions and submit a request to register for specific courses by contacting the University of Exeter Researcher Development Team. In your email, please state which session you wish to attend as well as your full name, department, university and employee ID number. In the subject line please put: 'GW4 Attendance at [name of workshop or event, date of workshop or event]'