Researcher Training and Development – EME Hub


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. 



Sense about Science is holding a Standing up for Science media workshop at the University of Manchester on Friday 7th April 2017. This free full day event is for early career researchers and scientists in all sciences, engineering and medicine (PhD students, post-docs or equivalent).

Join them to find out how to make your voice heard in public debates about science. Meet scientists who have engaged with the media and learn from respected science journalists about how the media works, how to respond and comment, and what journalists want and expect from scientists. Please find further information at

These workshops are very popular and places are limited. To apply, please complete this form: If you are a member of or are funded by any of their partner organisations (listed on the flyer), please include this on the application form – their partners hold five priority places for this workshop. For more details, get in touch with Joanne (

Closing date for applications: 9am, Tuesday 21st March.


Present your PhD in the pub

Pub + PhD = PubhD
Every month we run an event for any and all PhD students and other early career researchers to give a short 10 minute talk on their research in a casual environment with no PowerPoint and just a whiteboard (and props) to aid them!

Since last summer, we have run seven events and each one has been as great as the last. The speakers have given diverse and interesting talks, receiving a warm welcome and a lot of interesting questions. We are always looking for speakers for our future events, which is where you come in!
No matter if you are a few months in to your PhD, or years into a post-doc, we want researchers from universities across Leeds to attend and present at our future events. Don’t worry if you don’t have any data or are still working some things out – the talks are aimed at an audience with mixed backgrounds, so should really focus on why you are investigating a particular research question, and the possible impact.
PubhD is a fantastic way to develop your communication skills, and engage with audiences you may not ordinarily come into contact with!

To get in touch or to hear more about our upcoming events, email us at, join our facebook group or contact us on twitter @PubhD_Leeds.