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. 


Standing up for Science media workshop

Sense About Science will be holding a Standing up for Science media workshop at the University of Warwick on Friday 26th June 2015. This full day event is free and for early career researchers in all sciences, engineering and medicine (PhD students, post-docs or equivalent in first job).

The workshop combines discussion about science-related controversies in media reporting with practical guidance and tips for how to deal with the media. Please find further information at

These workshops are very popular and places are limited. To apply, send a CV and cover letter explaining your reasons for applying to Joanne Thomas If you are a member of or are funded by a Sense About Science partner organisation (listed on the flyer), please state in your application – partners hold five priority places for this workshop.

Closing date for applications is Friday 12th June.

Did you know that you are now required to deposit your research outputs?

Follow this link for further information

You must observe two important policies if you are an active researcher at the University:

The HEFCE open access policy states that journal articles and conference papers must be deposited in an open access repository within three months of acceptance for publication, to be eligible for the next REF.

Any such output submitted to REF that does not meet this requirement will be given an unclassified score and will not be assessed, unless any of the deposit, access or technical exceptions in the policy document apply.

See HEFCE's frequently asked questions on their open access policy.


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Upcoming Workshops

Personal Impact and Confident Networking

Thursday 28 May 2015, 9.00 -17.00

Target Audience: Postdoctoral researchers in the faculties of Engineering, MaPS and Environment.

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.  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.

For more information and to book your place, please visit our website.