Research Staff Development Programme

The UCL Research Staff Development Programme (RSDP) is a central programme open to all research staff from post-doc to research leaders and principal investigators. It aims to support the professional and career development of researchers, to enable them to make the most of their potential and to help ensure the ongoing creation of excellent research outcomes at UCL and beyond. This provision is intended to be in addition to the more discipline-based training which Faculties or Departments are able to offer locally.

For a full list of courses under the Research Staff Development Programme, see the Programme by A-Z.

To book a course, please click on the course which will then ask you register using the UCL Single Training Booking System.

November 2017
Title Date Time
Bioscientists Guide to Fostering a Culture of Integrity 20 Nov 2017 1000 - 1330
Nature Masterclasses: Online Launch Event Webinar 20 Nov 2017 1500 - 1530
Seeking Impact by Writing Science for the Public 22 Nov 2017 0930 - 1630
Why Should Anyone Collaborate with You? 23 Nov 2017 0930 - 1230
Leading in the 21st Century 24 Nov 2017 0930 - 1230
Making the Leap (Jobs Beyond Academia) 24 Nov 2017 1400 - 1700
Boosting Your Research Through a Creativity Strategy 27 Nov 2017 1330 - 1630
Time Efficient Mentoring of Junior Authors as they Draft Papers and Theses 28 Nov 2017 0930 - 1630
Getting the Best out of People for Research Staff 29 Nov 2017 0900 - 1730

December 2017
Title Date Time
Thriving Through Change 01 Dec 2017 0930 - 1630
More Time For Successful Research 04 Dec 2017 0930 - 1645
Potential Energy: Effective Presentations 2 Day Workshop 05 Dec 2017 0900 - 1600
In the Spotlight Presentations Posters and Meetings 07 Dec 2017 0900 - 1700
Marketing Yourself in Person: Non-Academic Interviews 08 Dec 2017 1400 - 1700
Presenting Your Skills to Non-Academic Recruiters 08 Dec 2017 1000 - 1300
Writing Your Methodology Chapter or a Methodological Journal Article 08 Dec 2017 1000 - 1600
How to Prepare and Deliver Effective Podcasts 11 Dec 2017 0930 - 1700
The Superior Performer 12 Dec 2017 0900 - 1700
Induction for New UCL Research Staff 13 Dec 2017 1350 - 1730
Network For Your Research And Beyond 13 Dec 2017 1000 - 1300
Influencing Stategies and Skills 14 Dec 2017 0930 - 1630
Software Carpentry (RSDP) 14 Dec 2017 0930 - 1700

January 2018
Title Date Time
Managing Research Relationships: Assertiveness and Collabortation 11 Jan 2018 0900 - 1700
Early Career Researchers Masterclass : Improve Your Publication Record 15 Jan 2018 0930 - 1630
Finding Your Voice as an Academic Writer 15 Jan 2018 0930 - 1330
Time For Research - Taking Control Of Your Time 16 Jan 2018 1400 - 1700
Increasing Impact - Gaining Positive Media Coverage 18 Jan 2018 1000 - 1700
Influencing Negotiating and Networking 19 Jan 2018 1000 - 1700
Network For Your Research And Beyond 22 Jan 2018 1000 - 1300
Writing and Publishing a Scientific Research Paper 24 Jan 2018 1000 - 1700
Grant Winning: Decreasing Time Increasing Success 25 Jan 2018 0930 - 1630
Creativity and Problem Solving Skills for Success 26 Jan 2018 1000 - 1300
The Strategic Academic 26 Jan 2018 0930 - 1630
Cross Purposes: Networking With Ease 30 Jan 2018 0900 - 1200
Creative Approach to Problem Solving and Decision Taking for Researchers 31 Jan 2018 0930 - 1700

February 2018
Title Date Time
Handling Difficult Behaviours and Having Courageous Conversations 01 Feb 2018 0930 - 1630
Potential Energy: Effective Presentations (half day workshop) 01 Feb 2018 0900 - 1200
Managing People for the First Time 02 Feb 2018 0930 - 1630
Leading Collaborative Projects 05 Feb 2018 0930 - 1630
Research, Relationships, Results: Working Effectively With Your P.I. 06 Feb 2018 1000 - 1330
Peer Reviewing Academic Papers 08 Feb 2018 0930 - 1630
Preparing For Leadership 12 Feb 2018 0900 - 1700
Time to Think 14 Feb 2018 0930 - 1630
Introduction to Digital Scholarship and Open Research 15 Feb 2018 1330 - 1700
Resilience and Managing Your Imposter Syndrome 16 Feb 2018 0930 - 1630
Creativity in Research 19 Feb 2018 1000 - 1300
Effective Decision Making 19 Feb 2018 1400 - 1700
How to Shine in Fellowship Grant and Other Interviews 20 Feb 2018 0900 - 1700
Project Management for PIs and Established Researchers 21 Feb 2018 0930 - 1630
Creative Problem Solving 26 Feb 2018 0930 - 1700

March 2018
Title Date Time
Writing and Editing Books and Book Chapters 02 Mar 2018 1000 - 1600
Communicating to Build and Recover Stronger Relationships with Colleagues 05 Mar 2018 1400 - 1700
Managing Your Reputation 06 Mar 2018 0930 - 1630
More Time For Successful Research 07 Mar 2018 0930 - 1645
Improving Your Work Teams with Belbin Team Roles 09 Mar 2018 1400 - 1700
Induction for New UCL Research Staff 14 Mar 2018 1350 - 1730
Project Management for Researchers 19 Mar 2018 0930 - 1630
Using Coaching to Manage Academics More Easily 20 Mar 2018 0930 - 1630
Personal Impact Influence and Confident Networking 21 Mar 2018 0900 - 1700
Effective Communication for Scientists 22 Mar 2018 0930 - 1630
Excite Your Story 23 Mar 2018 1330 - 1630
Leaderships Theatre 23 Mar 2018 0930 - 1230

April 2018
Title Date Time
Seeking Impact by Writing Science for the Public 06 Apr 2018 0930 - 1630
How to Use the General Media to Publicise Your Research 10 Apr 2018 0930 - 1700
Specific Heat Capacity - Voice Workshop 11 Apr 2018 0900 - 1200
Managing Project Budgets 13 Apr 2018 0930 - 1230
Grant Winning: Decreasing Time Increasing Success 16 Apr 2018 0930 - 1630
Public Engagement Skills and Practice 16 Apr 2018 0930 - 1630
Mental Toughness to Succeed In Research 17 Apr 2018 0930 - 1700
Writing Your Methodology Chapter or a Methodological Journal Article 18 Apr 2018 1000 - 1600
Why Should Anyone Collaborate with You? 19 Apr 2018 0930 - 1230
In the Spotlight Presentations Posters and Meetings 24 Apr 2018 0900 - 1700
Leadership for Partnerships and Collaboration 26 Apr 2018 0930 - 1230

May 2018
Title Date Time
Time Efficient Mentoring of Junior Authors as they Draft Papers and Theses 02 May 2018 0930 - 1630
Inspiring and Influential Leadership 10 May 2018 1000 - 1600
The Superior Performer 21 May 2018 0900 - 1700

June 2018
Title Date Time
Induction for New UCL Research Staff 06 Jun 2018 1350 - 1730
Managing People for the First Time 11 Jun 2018 0930 - 1630
The Art and Science of Critical Thinking 12 Jun 2018 0930 - 1630
Writing and Publishing Research Papers 13 Jun 2018 1000 - 1600
Increasing Impact - Gaining Positive Media Coverage 14 Jun 2018 1000 - 1700
Influencing Negotiating and Networking 15 Jun 2018 1000 - 1700
Time to Think 18 Jun 2018 0930 - 1630
Managing Research Relationships: Assertiveness and Collabortation 20 Jun 2018 0900 - 1700
Bioscientists Guide to Fostering a Culture of Integrity 22 Jun 2018 1000 - 1330
Finding Your Voice as an Academic Writer 25 Jun 2018 0930 - 1330
Thriving Through Change 27 Jun 2018 0930 - 1630

July 2018
Title Date Time
Using Coaching to Manage Academics More Easily 02 Jul 2018 0930 - 1630
In the Spotlight Presentations Posters and Meetings 04 Jul 2018 0900 - 1700
Project Planning and Management for Researchers 10 Jul 2018 1000 - 1700
Communicating and Presenting Without Stress 12 Jul 2018 1000 - 1600
Creativity Spontaneity and Confidence 13 Jul 2018 1000 - 1600
Storytelling Skills for Teachers and Presenters 23 Jul 2018 1000 - 1600
Communicating and Presenting Without Stress 25 Jul 2018 1000 - 1600
Creativity Spontaneity and Confidence 26 Jul 2018 1000 - 1600