Researcher Development Essentials

Researcher Development Essentials are the core of our programme, and is made up of a series of workshops and webinars to support you throughout your research degree - from doing your literature review to preparing for your viva.

Core skills:


Supporting your wellbeing:


You can find a full list and book on to upcoming courses on Inkpath, a booking system designed specifically for researcher training and development programmes.

R, D and the In-Betweens is a podcast about researchers, development…and everything in-between! In this podcast Kelly Preece (Researcher Development Manager) speaks to researchers and Higher Education professionals about being a researcher, working in a research environment and all that may entail. So far this has included episodes on research communication, writing up, being a BAME researcher, research ethics and much more! You can listen and subscribe on Apple PodcastsSpotify, Amazon MusicGoogle Podcasts and Stitcher

If you are listening from an computer please click the links below, which also include full transcriptions of each episode.

Episode Number Topic and Interviewee
1 Research storytelling with Dr. Caitlin Kight

Being a BAME researcher with Victoria Omotoso

3 Writing up in the time of coronavirus with Edward Mills
4 Researching at a distance with Jo Sutherst and Sam Jones
5 Emergent research ethics with Warren Speed
6 Being a self-funded PGR with Tracey Warren
7 PGR experiences of online training and development
8 Wellbeing and self-care with Jayne Hardy
9 Starting your research degree
10 Activism advocacy and being black in HE with Tinashe Verhaeghe
11 Being a disabled researcher with Megan Maunder
12 Organising, attending and submitting abstracts to conference with Victoria Christodoulides
13 Publishing your research as a book with Dr. Jonathan Doney
14 Surviving and thriving in the Viva with Edward Mills
15 Taking a break with Ellie Hassan
16 The impact of Covid19 on research projects with Ellie Hassan
17 Preparing for your upgrade
 18 The supervisory relationship (from both sides!) with Edward Mills and Tom Hinton
19 Working with an industry partner with Lena Prouchet
20 Adpating research projects due to COVID-19 with Lena Prouchet
21 "Pandemic Fine"
22 Changing supervisors with Maria Dede
23 Doing non-traditional research with Lizzie Hobson
24 Taking a break take 2 with Dr. Edward Mills
25 Mentoring and coaching with Dr. Kay Guccione
26 Preparing for your (STEMM) Viva with Professor Jon Blount
27 Preparing for your (HASS) Viva with Bice Maiguashca
28 Being an internal (viva) examiner with Professor Michelle Bolduc
29 Being a mature PGR
30 All about burn out
31 Researcher Takeover - Talking about Thematic Analysis