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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 3 courses will continue to be delivered digitally and they are available to book via MyLearning


Engagement influence and impact

CourseDateThemes
The Writing Series: Chapters and Books26 April 2021
  • Communication and dissemination
Influencing and Negotiating27 April 2021
  • Professional and career development
  • Engagement and impact
The Writing Series: Abstracts29 April 2021
  • Creativity
  • Communication and dissemination
The Writing Series: Editing for Publication30 April 2021
  • Professional and career development
  • Communication and dissemination
The Writing Series: Writing Style and Process30 April 2021
  • Creativity
  • Communication and dissemination
The Writing Series: Effective Writing02 May 2021
  • Communication and dissemination
The Writing Series: Format your thesis (Mac)04 May 2021
  • Knowledge base
  • Creativity
The Writing Series: Format your thesis (Windows)04 May 2021
  • Knowledge base
  • Creativity
The Writing Series: Methodology04 May 2021
  • Communication and dissemination
PESP: Co-creating with creatives05 May 2021
  • Cognitive abilities
  • Communication and dissemination
The Writing Series: Impact Statements (beginners)05 May 2021
  • Knowledge base
  • Cognitive abilities
The Writing Series: Maintaining Momentum10 May 2021
  • Communication and dissemination
The Writing Series: PhD Methodology Chapter10 May 2021
  • Communication and dissemination
Why should anyone collaborate with you?11 May 2021
  • Personal qualities
  • Professional and career development
The Writing Series: Crafting your Research Story12 May 2021
  • Creativity
  • Communication and dissemination
PESP: Evaluating Public Engagement14 May 2021
  • Professional and career development
  • Working with others
The Writing Series: Structure, Title and Abstract17 May 2021
  • Creativity
  • Communication and dissemination
The Writing Series: Self-Editing18 May 2021
  • Communication and dissemination
The Writing Series: Developing Your Voice19 May 2021
  • Communication and dissemination
PESP: Co-creating with creatives19 May 2021
  • Cognitive abilities
  • Communication and dissemination
From research questions to publication: a strategic approach29 Apr 2021
  • Research management
PESP: Inclusive approaches to involving a diverse group of people in research20 May 2021
  • Engagement and impact
  • Working with others
The Writing Series: Methodology21 May 2021
  • Communication and dissemination
Networking Naturally24 May 2021
  • Professional and career development
  • Working with others
Networking Naturally24 May 2021
  • Professional and career development
  • Working with others
Industry Academic Partnerships24 May 2021
  • Cognitive abilities
  • Research management
The Writing Series: impact statements (advanced)02 June 2021
  • Communication and dissemination
  • Working with others
The Writing Series: Choosing a Journal03 June 2021
  • Creativity
  • Communication and dissemination
PESP: Storytelling Skills for Teachers and Researchers03 June 2021
  • Communication and dissemination
  • Working with others
Potential Energy: Effective Presentations07 June 2021
  • Creativity
  • Working with others
  • Communication and dissemination
PESP: Blogs, social media and gamification08 June 2021
  • Professional and career development
  • Working with others
Specific Heat Capacity: Voice Training11 June 2021
  • Creativity
  • Working with others
  • Communication and dissemination
Industry Academic Partnerships14 Jun 2021
  • Knowledge base
  • Research management
The Art of Teaching: Body Language and Your Voice14 June 2021
  • Creativity
  • Communication and dissemination
The Writing Series: Peer Review15 June 2021
  • Creativity
  • Communication and dissemination
PESP: Handling Disagreement and Conflict15 June 2021
  • Communication and dissemination
  • Working with others
The Writing Series: Editing for Publication18 June 2021
  • Professional and career development
  • Communication and dissemination
The Writing Series: Healthy writing habits18 June 2021
  • Self-management
  • Communication and dissemination
  • Research management
The Art of Teaching: Interactive Techniques21 June 2021
  • Creativity
  • Communication and dissemination
Influencing and Negotiating28 June 2021
  • Professional and career development
  • Engagement and impact
Storytelling Skills for Teachers & Presenters28 June 2021
  • Creativity
  • Communication and dissemination
PESP: Inclusive approaches to involving a diverse group of people in research29 June 2021
  • Engagement and impact
  • Working with others
The Writing Series: Effective Writing05 July 2021
  • Communication and dissemination
PESP: PE as a Pathway to Impact06 July 2021
  • Knowledge base
  • Working with others
  • Communication and dissemination
PESP: Evaluating Public Engagement18 August 2021
  • Professional and career development
  • Working with others

Knowledge and Intellectual Abilities

CourseDateThemes
Key Concepts in Science and Technology Studies - How can we communicate risk and uncertainty in a Complex World? 26 Apr 2021
  • Knowledge base
  • Professional and career development
Getting more out of Mendeley: Questions and answers02 May 2021
  • Research management
Creativity In Research07 May 2021
  • Creativity
  • Personal qualities
Key Concepts in Science and Technology Studies - Can science help the world get rid of weapons of mass destruction? 10 May 2021
  • Knowledge base
  • Professional and career development
Creativity In Research11 May 2021
  • Creativity
  • Personal qualities
MATLAB - Beginner12 May 2021
  • Knowledge base
  • Cognitive abilities
Python - Beginner14 May 2021
  • Knowledge base
  • Cognitive abilities
Key Concepts in Science and Technology Studies - What does science have to do with entertainment?17 May 2021
  • Knowledge base
  • Professional and career development
Key Concepts in Science and Technology Studies - Is science today a legacy of the cold war?24 May 2021
  • Knowledge base
  • Professional and career development
Introduction to rapid ethnography28 May 2021
  • Knowledge base
Key Concepts in Science and Technology Studies - What is an experiment? 07 Jun 2021
  • Knowledge base
  • Professional and career development
MATLAB - Advanced08 Jun 2021
  • Knowledge base
  • Cognitive abilities
Python - Advanced09 Jun 2021
  • Knowledge base
  • Cognitive abilities

Personal Effectiveness

CourseDateThemes
Research project management in an uncertain world23 Apr 2021
  • Research management
  • Engagement and impact
How Do I Know What I'll Like? Identifying Your Motivators, Strengths and Interests27 Apr 2021
  • Professional and career development
Effective Academic Applications28 Apr 2021
  • Professional and career development
Techniques for Managing Stress30 Apr 2021
  • Self-management
  • Research management
Managing your Reputation (webinar)13 May 2021
  • Self-management
  • Research management
Techniques for Managing Stress14 May 2021
  • Self-management
  • Research management
Time for Research - Taking control of your time17 May 2021
  • Personal qualities
  • Self-management
Prepare for A Career Beyond Academia - CV's & Applications Employer Q&A18 May 2021
  • Professional and career development
Productivity and managing your workload19 May 2021
  • Self-management
  • Professional and career development
Being Assertive in Academic Relationships24 May 2021
  • Professional and career development
  • Communication and dissemination
  • Engagement and impact
How to Build Compassionate Resilience?25 May 2021
  • Personal qualities
  • Professional and career development
Researchers Careers in Museums & Cultural Heritage Panel 26 May 2021
  • Professional and career development
Women in Research: small-group coaching27 May 2021
  • Professional and career development
  • Engagement and impact
Marketing Yourself Online: LinkedIn Lab27 May 2021
  • Professional and career development
Women in Research: Self-leadership in action28 May 2021
  • Professional and career development
  • Working with others
Effective Academic Interviews05 Jun 2021
  • Professional and career development
Effective Academic Interviews07 Jun 2021
  • Professional and career development
How Do I Know What I'll Like? Identifying Your Motivators, Strengths and Interests17 Jun 2021
  • Professional and career development
Effective Academic Applications22 Jun 2021
  • Professional and career development
Marketing Yourself in Person: Non-Academic Interview Skills24 Jun 2021
  • Professional and career development
Sweet Dreams: Cultivating Strategies for a Restful Sleep25 Jun 2021
  • Self-management
  • Research management
Managing Your Career Change Emotions30 Jun 2021
  • Professional and career development
Balancing Your Competing Commitments02 Jul 2021
  • Self-management
Researchers Professional Careers Beyond Academia Conference 06 Jul 2021
  • Professional and career development
Navigating Professional Setbacks09 Jul 2021
  • Self-management
  • Research management
Academic Career Planning for Research Staff29 Jun 2021
  • Professional and career development

Research and governance organisation

CourseDateTheme
How to fill in the PPI section of grant form28 Apr 2021
  • Communication and dissemination
  • Working with others
Facilitation: how to get the most out of your PPI activities29 Apr 2021
  • Communication and dissemination
  • Working with others
Managing complex and multiple research projects10 May 2021
  • Research management
Animal Research: Critical, Challenging & Creative Thinking10 May 2021
  • Personal qualities
  • Professional and career development
Research Ethics27 May 2021
  • Professional and career development
  • Research management
  • Professional conduct
Animal Research: Critical, Challenging & Creative Thinking14 Jun 2021
  • Personal qualities
  • Professional and career development
Generating Grant Funding14 Jun 2021
  • Professional and career development
  • Finance, funding and resources
Animal Research: Critical, Challenging & Creative Thinking19 Jul 2021
  • Personal qualities
  • Professional and career development

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