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Research Staff Development Programme

Our workshops are intended to help you develop professionally to increase your chances of becoming future research leaders. Search through the list of courses below for the right opportunity for you.

The Research Staff Development Programme is open to all UCL staff who are research active; primarily early stage research staff, including those with teaching responsibilities.

The research development programme is broken into four categories:

Term 1 courses will continue to be delivered digitally and they are available to book via MyLearning.

Please book for UCL Careers sessions (as indicated below) via the UCL Careers Portal.


Engagement, influence and impact

Course

Date 

Themes

IDEAs Workshop for PGTAs and Postdocs who TeachOctober 2021 - TBC

 

Supervising undergraduate and postgraduate studentsOctober 2021 - TBC

 

The Writing Lab: Teaching Academic WritingOctober 2021 - TBC

 

The Writing Series: Writing and publishing a research paper (self-paced)4 October 2021
  • Creativity
  • Communication and dissemination
SPERO 1 – Develop your entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and mindset6 October 2021
  • Personal Qualities
  • Professional and Career Development
Academic Presentations and Pronunciation for Non-native speakers 11 October 2021

 

Introduction to Writing your PhD Thesis11 October 2021
  • Communication and dissemination
Pronunciation and Academic Discussions for Non-native speakers11 October 2021
  • Knowledge base
  • Communication and dissemination
The Brilliant Club: Engaging and Effective Online Delivery11 October 2021
  • Communication and dissemination
  • Engagement and impact
Introduction to Skills Development and Research Student Log13 and 22 October 2021 
Introduction to Teaching as a Postdoc20 October 2021

 

The Writing Series: Writing Style and Process20 October 2021
  • Creativity
  • Communication and dissemination
Research Staff Induction20 October 2021

 

SPERO 1 – Develop your entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and mindset21 October 2021
  • Personal Qualities
  • Professional and Career Development
The Writing Series: Editing for Publication25 October 2021
  • Professional and Career Development
  • Communication and dissemination
The Writing Series: Self-Editing25 October 2021
  • Communication and dissemination
Influencing and Negotiating27 October 2021
  • Professional and Career Development
  • Working with Others
The Writing Series: Abstracts28 October 2021
  • Creativity; Communication and dissemination
BioNews Writing Scheme for A&H/ Social Sciences researchersNovember 2021- TBC
  • Professional and Career Development
  • Communication and dissemination
BioNews Writing Scheme for Life Sciences researchers1 November 2021
  • Professional and Career Development
  • Communication and dissemination
IDEAs Workshop for PGTAs and Postdocs who TeachNovember 2021 -TBC

 

Introduction to Teaching as a PostdocNovember 2021 - TBC

 

Microteaching for PostdocsNovember 2021 - TBC

 

The Writing Series: Format your thesis (Mac)1 November 2021
  • Knowledge base
  • Creativity
The Writing Series: Format your thesis (Windows)2 November 2021
  • Knowledge base
  • Creativity
Introduction to Research Impact3 November 2021
  • Working with Others
  • Communication and dissemination
  • Engagement and impact
The Writing Series: Structure, Title and Abstract3 November 2021
  • Creativity
  • Communication and dissemination
SPERO 1 – Develop your entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and mindset4 November 2021
  • Personal Qualities
  • Professional and Career Development
From research questions to publication: a strategic approach10 November 2021
  • Research Management
SPERO 1 – Develop your entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and mindset12 November 2021
  • Personal Qualities
  • Professional and Career Development
Disseminating your Research in a time affected by COVID-1916 November 2021
  • Communication and dissemination
  • Engagement and impact
Preparing for your Viva for Non-Native Speakers 16 November 2021
  • Knowledge base
  • Communication and dissemination
Planning for Research Impact17 November 2021
  • Working with Others
  • Communication and dissemination; Engagement and impact
SPERO 1 – Develop your entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and mindset18 November 2021
  • Personal Qualities
  • Professional and Career Development
Raise your profile without social media/Overcome doubt to collaborate/Confident to collaborate24 November 2021
  • Personal Qualities
  • Professional and Career Development
Potential Energy: Effective Presentations26 November 2021
  • Creativity; Communication and dissemination
  • Engagement and impact
The Writing Series: Choosing a Journal26 November 2021
  • Creativity
  • Communication and dissemination
The Writing Series: Academic Writing Logic29 November 2021
  • Communication and dissemination
Industry Academia Partnerships30 November 2021

 

SPERO 1 – Develop your entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and mindset30 November 2021
  • Personal Qualities
  • Professional and Career Development
Evaluating Public Engagement Challenge SessionDecember 2021 -TBC
  • Professional and Career Development
  • Engagement and impact
IDEAs Workshop for PGTAs and Postdocs who TeachDecember 2021 - TBC

 

The Writing Series: Self-Editing1 December 2021
  • Communication and dissemination
The Writing Lab: Provocation EventDecember 2021 - TBC

 

The Writing Series: Publishing Outside Academia6 December 2021
  • Communication and dissemination
SPERO 1 – Develop your entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and mindset7 December 2021
  • Personal Qualities
  • Professional and Career Development
Networking Naturally9 December 2021
  • Professional and Career Development
  • Engagement and impact
The Writing Series: Peer Review9 December 2021
  • Creativity
  • Communication and dissemination
The Writing Series: Healthy writing habits10 December 2021
  • Self Management
  • Communication and dissemination
Specific Heat Capacity: Voice Training13 December 2021
  • Creativity
  • Communication and dissemination; Engagement and impact   

Knowledge and intellectual activities

Course

Date

Themes

Open Science and Scholarship (self-paced)Self-paced 
Searching for systematic reviews: introduction (self-paced)Self-paced
  • Research Management
Sources of socio-economic data (self-paced)Self-paced
  • Research Management
Sustainability in Science2 November 2021
  • Research Management
  • Finance, funding and resources
Introduction to programming with Python for ResearchOctober 2021 - TBC

 

MR Physics for SPM UsersOctober 2021 - TBC

 

The Writing Lab: Exciting Academic WritingOctober 2021

 

Introduction to PubMed: demonstration5 October 2021
  • Research Management
SPM for fMRI and MRI/VBM11 October 2021
  • Knowledge base
  • Cognitive Abilities
Introduction to searching Ovid databases (Medline, Embase, PsycINFO)12 October 2021
  • Research Management
Advanced searching with Scopus: demonstration & workshop13 October 2021
  • Research Management
Introduction to finding research literature15 October 2021
  • Research Management
SPM for MEG/EEG18 October 2021
  • Knowledge base
  • Cognitive Abilities
Getting started with your systematic review1 November 2021

 

Introduction to searching Proquest databases2 November 2021
  • Research Management
PowerPoint for Researchers (Mac)3 November 2021
  • Knowledge base
  • Communication and dissemination
Statistics for Researchers: Scientific Method, Probability & Statistics3 November 2021
  • Knowledge base
  • Cognitive Abilities
PowerPoint for Researchers (Windows)4 November 2021
  • Knowledge base
  • Communication and dissemination
Introduction to finding research literature8 November 2021
  • Research Management
Advanced searching with Scopus: demonstration & workshop11 November 2021
  • Research Management
Mixed method approach in social sciences15 November 2021
  • Knowledge base
  • Research Management
Creativity In Research16 November 2021
  • Creativity
  • Personal Qualities
Getting started with your systematic review16 November 2021

 

Introduction to PubMed: demonstration16 November 2021
  • Research Management
Rapid ethnography17 November 2021
  • Knowledge base
Using and Understanding Bibliometrics18 November 2021
  • Knowledge base
  • Research Management
Using and Understanding Bibliometrics18 November 2021
  • Knowledge base
  • Research Management
Introduction to searching Ovid databases (Medline, Embase, PsycINFO)19 November 2021
  • Research Management
Understanding Statistical Concepts in Research22 November 2021
  • Knowledge base
  • Cognitive Abilities
Getting started with your systematic review23 November 2021

 

Introduction to finding research literature26 November 2021
  • Research Management
Introduction to searching Proquest databases1 December 2021
  • Research Management
Statistics for Researchers: Q&A/Workshop/Clinic1 December 2021
  • Knowledge base
  • Cognitive Abilities
Introduction to searching Ovid databases (Medline, Embase, PsycINFO)2 December 2021
  • Research Management
Introduction to PubMed: demonstration16 December 2021
  • Research Management  

Personal Effectiveness

Course

Date

Themes

The Brilliant Club: Information Session23 September 2021
  • Professional and Career Development
  • Working with Others
  • Engagement and impact
Researchers Skills Beyond Academia - Leadership29 September 2021 
Developing as a UCL SupervisorOctober 2021 - TBC 
Academic Career Planning for Research Staff5 October 2021
  • Professional and Career Development
Research project management in an uncertain world5 October 2021
  • Research Management
  • Working with Others
Effective Academic Interviews - UCL Careers 
  • Professional and Career Development
The PhD Journey: 7 methods for common challenges11 October 2021
  • Self Management
Women in Research: Masterclass 1 : Managing the transition to new environments, projects and roles.12 October 2021
  • Professional and Career Development
  • Working with Others
Researchers Careers in Consultancy Panel - UCL Careers13 October 2021 
How Do I Know What I'll Like? Identifying Your Motivator, Strengths and Interests - UCL Careers14 October 2021
  • Professional and Career Development
Researchers Careers in Economics, Finance & Quantitative Analysis Panel - UCL Careers14 October 2021 
Making the Leap: How Researchers find Non- Academic Jobs - UCL Careers19 October 2021
  • Professional and Career Development
Effective Academic Applications20 October 2021
  • Professional and Career Development
Staying Well During Your Research Career20 October 2021
  • Self Management
  • Research Management
Researchers Careers Beyond Academia Taster Session in Consultancy - UCL Careers27 October 2021
  • Professional and Career Development
Networking Skills - UCL Careers - UCL 28 October 2021 
The PhD journey: Troubleshooting 1:1 Clinics28 October 2021
  • Knowledge base
  • Personal Qualities; Self Management
  • Research Management
Developing as a UCL Supervisor1 November 2021 
Presenting your skills to Non Academic Recruiters: CVs and Application form questions - UCL Careers1 November 2021
  • Professional and Career Development
Defeating Self-Sabotage2 November 2021
  • Self Management
Researchers Prepare for A Career Beyond Academia – Employer & Alumni Networking Session - UCL Careers3 November 2021
  • Professional and Career Development
The Brilliant Club: Succeeding at Assessment Centres4 November 2021
  • Professional and Career Development
Time for Research - Taking control of your time4 November 2021
  • Personal Qualities
  • Self Management
Balancing Your Competing Commitments5 November 2021
  • Self Management
Marketing Yourself to  Non Academic Recruiters: Cover letters and Personal Statements - UCL Careers8 November 2021
  • Professional and Career Development
How Do I Know What I'll Like? Identifying Your Motivator, Strengths and Interests - UCL Careers11 November 2021
  • Professional and Career Development
How to Build Compassionate Resilience11 November 2021
  • Personal Qualities
  • Professional and Career Development
Sweet Dreams: Cultivating Strategies for a Restful Sleep12 November 2021
  • Self Management
  • Research Management
Academic Career Planning for Research Staff  - UCL Careers16 November 2021
  • Professional and Career Development
Productivity and managing your workload18 November 2021
  • Self Management; Professional and Career Development
Researchers Careers in Government, Policy & Professional Bodies Panel - UCL Careers18 November 2021 
Balancing Research and Life19 November 2021
  • Self Management
  • Professional and Career Development
Tips for Working from Home19 November 2021
  • Self Management
Marketing Yourself in Person: Non Academic Interview Skills - UCL Careers22 November 2021
  • Professional and Career Development
Effective Academic Applications - UCL Careers24 November 2021
  • Professional and Career Development
The PhD journey: Troubleshooting 1:1 Clinics25 November 2021
  • Knowledge base
  • Personal Qualities; Self Management
  • Research Management
Effective Academic Interviews29 November 2021
  • Professional and Career Development
Developing as a UCL Supervisor1 December 2021 
Managing your career change emotions - UCL Careers1 December 2021
  • Professional and Career Development
Researchers Careers in Not-For-Profit, Research Management, & Funding Panel2 December 2021 
Techniques for Managing Stress3 December 2021
  • Self Management
The Brilliant Club: Information Session6 December 2021
  • Professional and Career Development
  • Working with Others; Engagement and impact
Marketing yourself online: LinkedIn lab - UCL CAreers7 December 2021
  • Professional and Career Development
Women in Research: Masterclass 2: Creating and nurturing effective collaboration8 December 2021
  • Professional and Career Development
  • Working with Others
Overcoming low confidence15 December 2021
  • Personal Qualities; Self Management

Research governance and organisations

Course

Date

Themes

Introduction to EndNote: training activities(self-paced)self-paced
  • Research Management
Introduction to Mendeley: training activities (self-paced)self-paced
  • Research Management
Introduction to Special Collections (self-paced)self-paced

 

Writing Data Management Plans (self-paced)self-paced
  • Research Management
Facilitation: how to get the most out of your PPI activities22 September 2021
  • Communication and dissemination
  • Engagement and impact
Connecting Research with Writing1 October 2021

 

Arena One: Gateway5 October 2021
  • Research Management
Intro to PPI: what can PPI do for you?6 October 2021
  • Communication and dissemination
  • Engagement and impact
Managing complex and multiple research projects6 October 2021
  • Research Management
Overview of Library Resources for Postgraduates6 October 2021 
How to fill in the PPI section of grant form and write a lay summary13 October 2021
  • Communication and dissemination
  • Engagement and impact
How to find patient partners, and keep them involved​13 October 2021
  • Communication and dissemination
  • Engagement and impact
Arena One: Gateway14 October 2021
  • Research Management
Overview of Library Resources for Postgraduates14 October 2021 
Handling Rare Books, Archives, Manuscripts and Records15 October 2021
  • Research Management
Handling Rare Books, Archives, Manuscripts and Records15 October 2021
  • Research Management
Overview of Library Resources for Postgraduates18 October 2021

 

Introduction to EndNote: demonstration19 October 2021
  • Research Management
Introduction to EndNote: demonstration19 October 2021
  • Research Management
Facilitation: how to get the most out of your PPI activities20 October 2021
  • Communication and dissemination
  • Engagement and impact
Arena One: Gateway21 October 2021
  • Research Management
Introduction to Mendeley: Demonstration21 October 2021
  • Research Management
Getting more out of EndNote: Questions and answers22 October 2021
  • Research Management
Introduction to Generating Grant Funding25 October 2021
  • Professional and Career Development
  • Research ManagementFinance, funding and resources
How to do PPI: focus groups and more27 October 2021
  • Communication and dissemination
  • Engagement and impact
Introduction to Zotero: demonstration28 October 2021
  • Research Management
Overview of Library Resources for Postgraduates28 October 2021

 

Getting more out of Mendeley: Questions and answers29 October 2021
  • Research Management
Enhancing Research SupervisionNovember 2021 - TBC 
Examining Research DoctoratesNovember 2021 - TBC 
Research Software Development with PythonNovember 2021 - TBC 
Intro to PPI: what can PPI do for you?3 November 2021
  • Communication and dissemination
  • Engagement and impact
professional research conduct and behaviour3 November 2021
  • Personal Qualities
  • Self Management
Arena One: Gateway4 November 2021
  • Research Management
Introduction to EndNote: demonstration4 November 2021
  • Research Management
Introduction to EndNote: demonstration4 November 2021
  • Research Management
Getting more out of Zotero: Questions and answers5 November 2021
  • Research Management
Referencing: Questions and answers9 November 2021
  • Creativity
How to fill in the PPI section of grant form and write a lay summary10 November 2021
  • Communication and dissemination
  • Engagement and impact
Introduction to Mendeley: Demonstration10 November 2021
  • Research Management
Finding research literature online workshop15 November 2021

 

Getting more out of Mendeley: Questions and answers15 November 2021
  • Research Management
Introduction to EndNote: demonstration (Mac)15 November 2021
  • Research Management
Getting more out of EndNote: Questions and answers16 November 2021
  • Research Management
Facilitation: how to get the most out of your PPI activities17 November 2021
  • Communication and dissemination
  • Engagement and impact
How to find patient partners, and keep them involved​17 November 2021
  • Communication and dissemination
  • Engagement and impact
Copyright for Postgraduates19 November 2021

 

Research Ethics22 November 2021
  • Professional and Career Development
  • Professional conduct; Research Management
Introduction to Zotero: demonstration23 November 2021
  • Research Management
How to do PPI: focus groups and more24 November 2021
  • Communication and dissemination
  • Engagement and impact
Getting more out of Mendeley: Questions and answers30 November 2021
  • Research Management
Introduction to EndNote: demonstration30 November 2021
  • Research Management
Introduction to EndNote: demonstration30 November 2021
  • Research Management
Fake news and filter bubbles: evaluating information for essays, assignments and research1 December 2021

 

Finding research literature online workshop6 December 2021

 

Statistical analysis for in vivo scientists6 December 2021
  • Knowledge base
  • Cognitive Abilities
Introduction to EndNote: demonstration7 December 2021
  • Research Management
Introduction to EndNote: demonstration7 December 2021
  • Research Management
Introduction to Mendeley: Demonstration8 December 2021
  • Research Management
Getting more out of Zotero: Questions and answers9 December 2021
  • Research Management
Referencing: Questions and answers14 December 2021
  • Creativity
Getting more out of EndNote: Questions and answers15 December 2021
  • Research Management

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