Researcher Training and Development – EME Hub

People at training session
People at training session
Working as a team - students on fieldwork


This site is for postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers in the Faculties of Environment, Mathematics and Physical Sciences and Engineering (The EME Hub) which provides access to training and development opportunities specifically for you. Our extensive course programme covers a wide range of topics and skills such as: research methodologies and data management; techniques for information search and organisation; personal effectiveness and professionalism throughout the research process; strategy, project planning and management; ethics and intellectual property; good communications with a wide range of audiences for your research and career management skills.

All available events can be booked via a simple to use online booking system. You decide what training you need and access it here.

Good all-round skills are key to doing effective research and to being a successful research professional.

Here you’ll find the resources, including information on training and development events to help you thrive and get where you want to go.



Wise up on your citation and bibliography work

Have you tried the online training material for EndNote on the Skills@Library website? Now on offer for everyone undertaking research projects. EndNote is particularly helpful for researchers who are using a large number of references or undertaking systematic reviews. You can watch short video demos of the different aspects that you need to get you started, and for more detail, a guide which takes you through step-by-step how to set up and work with EndNote. 

 You will:
•    Learn how to store and manage references using EndNote
•    Learn how to use EndNote with Word documents to insert citations and create bibliographies

Watch video guides to EndNote

Download the EndNote Guide

Both of these are available in the 'Getting started with EndNote' section on the EndNote support webpages.

Fun video with serious intent

If you are interested in public engagement work, especially recruiting more girls into science, there’s a great campaign online to support the ScienceGrrl initiative.

The band Violet Transmissions, fronted by Tim Bussey (also Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge) have recorded Thomas Dolby’s ‘She Blinded Me With Science.’

Please see the link here for the video and follow the hectic Twitter activity at #SheBlindedMeWithScience where you can also "Name a woman scientist who inspired you ...”

Lincoln - Nanourchins


Upcoming Workshops

Personal Impact and Confident Networking

Thursday 29 January 2015, 9.00-16.00

Meetings, networking occasions, encounters with high-status individuals, interviews – they all test your communication skills.  What you say matters, of course, but so does how you say it.  If your communication style is not up to scratch, your message may well be lost. 

This lively, practical course is a chance to explore how to speak so that others want to listen and how to make an impact and win respect.  It will help you become a compelling and effective communicator.

The course will cover:

  • speaking about what you do in formal and informal contexts
  • developing confidence and presence
  • engaging and influencing others
  • networking at conferences and other events
  • finding and developing your natural communication style

The course will be run by VOX coaching, a well-established company providing practical communication-skills training in intelligent and imaginative ways.  The company works with universities, businesses, government departments and the NHS.  Its coaches are experts in helping people to communicate in their own style – but with more skill and a dash of inspiration.

Exploring Careers outside Academia after your PhD

Monday 26th January 2015, 9.30-12.30pm

If you are wanting to explore opportunities outside academia after your PhD this seminar is for you. This will be an interactive session which will give you information and insights on what your options might be, what transferable skills you have, how to do further research about opportunities, how to manage this career choice and how to effectively apply for jobs and go through the selection process.

To book any of these workshops, and browse other available courses, please visit our booking page.