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.


New! Intro Level Online Courses in Software Programming and Modelling for Researchers

New online courses in UNIX, Python, C++, FORTRAN, IDL, Matlab, R, Netlogo, Vensim and High Performance Computing are now open for use in the SDDU online courses area.  These courses are for self-directed learning and are non-assessed, but you will be able to work through them at your own pace and test your own understanding via quizzes, exercises, etc.

There are also online moderated discussion groups attached to each course, so that you can discuss topics with others.

After logging in at the page will display a list of sites that you can access. Select ‘My Sites’ and choose ‘Software Programming and Modelling for Scientific Researchers’ to access the course material.

Note: the courses are in beta testing between June and October. Your feedback is important to us so that we can improve the courses and your experience of using them wherever possible, so don’t forget to fill in the online survey or get in touch via the discussion boards."




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Up-coming Events:

The Royal Society of Chemistry's Career Conference from Tuesday 16th to Wednesday 17th September 2014, may be of interest to anyone researching in a related area. To find out more click on the following link:   


Media Awareness Workshop - Part 1 - Friday 19th September (10:00 - 16:00)


Science broadcaster and journalist Richard Hollingham hosts this interactive workshop on dealing with the media. Must be able to attend Part 2:


Blogging and Video Filming for Research Impact - Part 2 - Wednesday 24th or Thursday 25th September (10:00 - 16:00)


Science broadcaster and journalist Richard Hollingham hosts this interactive workshop on dealing with the media. Must have attended Part 1.


Developing your Academic Career - Part 1 - Thursday 18th September (09:30 - 12:30)


What do you need to consider to build a career as an academic? - (Faculties of MaPs, Environemnt and Engineering only)


Developing your Academic Career - Part 2 - Tuesday 30th September (09:30 - 12:30)


Application and Interviews for academic jobs - hints and tips - (Faculties of MaPs, Environment and Engineering only)


For more information about the above courses and to book a place - please click here

Writing for Publication: a 12 week course (over 9 weeks) - for NERC physical science and social science reserach staff and PhD students. For more information please click here.