The University has paid for an institutional subscription for access to a number of the Epigeum online courses.  They are available via an external website hosted by Oxford University Press (the owners of Epigeum).  This content is available to all SHU staff and students.  Epigeum have refreshed their online platform and updated some of the modules and content to provide an improved user experience.  (You are advised to access these using Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge to gain full functionality as users have reported difficulties when using Internet Explorer).

To access the courses listed below you will need to register for an account at your email address and enter the relevant token. You do not need to pay for these courses. Please see here for details on how to do this. The course hyperlinks below will work once you are logged in (they work best in Chrome, Firefox or Edge).

Research:  enter token 1b54d4f6

Introduction to Research Skills (60 minutes)

  • The importance of skills training and features of the Research Skills programme comprising of 17 courses covering Research methods, Entrepreneurship in the research context, Ethical research and transferable skills (60 mins)

Ethical Research

Becoming an Ethical Researcher (110 mins)

  • Ethical decision-making
  • Underpinning values for ethical research
  • Ethical concerns associated with different forms of research
  • Ethical concerns associated with different research methods and activities

Research Ethics in Practice (105 minutes)

  • Working with human participants
  • Understanding research ethics approval
  • Working ethically in challenging circumstances
  • Working ethically in a global environment

Research Integrity, Second Edition

Becoming a Researcher

Enhancing Research Impact

Research Methods, Second Edition

Research Methods in Practice:  Social Sciences (63 minutes)

Research Methods in Practice:  Arts and Humanities (58 minutes)

Research Methods in Practice:  STEM (60 minutes)

Entrepreneurship in the research context

Advancing your Research Career – Strategies for Research Leadership

Statistical Methods for Research – Biomedical Sciences / Business / Engineering / Natural Sciences / Social Sciences

  • Introduction – Statistics in the context of research (135 mins)
  • Thinking statistically – Describing data well (105 mins)
  • Thinking statistically – Making good generalisations (115 mins)
  • Which hypothesis test should I use? (108 mins)
  • Statistical modelling (101 mins)
  • Analysis of categorical data (91 mins)
  • Conclusion:  Putting your skills into practice (86 mins)

Supervising Doctoral Studies (First edition)

Transferable Skills

 Teaching and Development

Enter token 02a92303 to access these via the SHU subscription.

Teaching Online (960 minutes)

  • Introduction to teaching online
  • Mastering online pedagogy
  • Designing and developing your online course
  • Being a successful online teacher
  • Using technology tools for teaching online
  • Studying online – a guide for students

University Teaching: Core Skills (replaces University and College Teaching)

University Teaching: Core Skills is an online course hosted by Epigeum which consists of six strands:

Strand 1: Introduction: Your Role in University Teaching and Learning (56 minutes)

  • Thinking about teaching
  • The higher education context
  • Your training needs

Strand 2: Planning and Preparing Learning Activities (133 minutes)

  • Introduction to key principles
  • Planning and contextualising
  • Approaches to active learning
  • Active learning for online or blended delivery
  • Developing learning resources

Strand 3: Teaching and Supporting Learning (100 minutes)

  • Engaging and motivating learners
  • Group work that works
  • Laboratory and practical settings
  • Environments outside of the university

Strand 4: Assessment and Feedback (94 minutes)

  • Assessment for learning
  • Feedback
  • Marking and grading

Strand 5: Addressing Barriers to Student Success (75 minutes)

  • Including all students
  • Supporting students’ wellbeing
  • Looking after yourself and looking out for others

Strand 6: Reviewing your Teaching (68 minutes)

  • Evaluating your teaching
  • Rethinking and redesigning
  • Milestones and pathways for professional development

Teaching and Assessment for Nursing and Allied Health Educators (309 minutes)

  • Clinical teaching and learning
  • Clinical assessment, feedback and evaluation

University Teaching: Core Skills can be accessed by using the weblink .  You will need to create an account using your SHU email address and further guidance on this can be found on this link   Please ensure that you don’t use a personal email address to create your account and don’t pay for any modules, as payments made in error cannot be refunded.  All modules are covered by the SHU subscription, which is accessed by using your SHU email address