An extensive range of training and development opportunities are available to doctoral researchers.

We are pleased to provide our Research Skills Training handbook here, which we hope will be a good introduction to the training available at the University and the doctoral community.

Further resources can be found below. Additional courses and events will be advertised on this site.

Doctoral Research Training Series (contains compulsory elements)

Teaching and Lecturing Courses (including the dedicated Teaching Skills for Doctoral Students course)

SHaRD Programme (research staff sessions which doctoral researchers are welcome to access, and information about the Doctoral Supervisor Development Programme)

Library Research Support

Career Management Workshops

Online Courses – including Epigeum Research Skills training

Research Professional – a comprehensive database of funding opportunities, as well as research and funding news. SHU has an institutional subscription; staff and doctoral students can gain access by registering with your University email address.

Vitae resources for researchers. Register and login using your University email address for full member content.

Academic English for Your PhD – this is a non-credit module designed for students working independently on a research degree (eg PhD/Professional Doctorate).  The focus is on practising and developing language and rhetoric to explain and present your research in both written and spoken forms.  This is open to all students, it is not a course aimed at non-native English speakers.  The timetable can be found on UES Timetable 2018-19_semester 1