Researcher Training and Development – EME Hub

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People at training session
People at training session


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.



Science Media Centre media day

The Science Media Centre would like to invite engineers to their Introduction to the News Media event on Friday 13 March 2015 at the Wellcome Collection in London from 1pm to 5pm with drinks afterwards.  Further details are available here

Please contact Chris Bunting on 0113 343 2049 or via email at in the first instance to reserve a place.

Are you a Scientist with an interesting side-line?

The original Café Scientifique in Leeds is hosting a new event… You have five minutes to present your side-line and then it is open to questions from the floor. Taking place on Tuesday 24 March, 20.00, at Seven Arts in Chapel Allerton. Please register your interest with Dominic Rayner for more information.

Voice of the Future

This is a pan-science parliamentary event organised by the Society of Biology that sees early career scientists putting questions to the Science Minister, Shadow Science Minister, Chief Scientific Advisor anf the Chair and other members of the Science and Technology Committee.  For more details please click here.

Standing Up for Science

Are you passionate about your research and communicating good science and evidence correctly as well as helping others to deal with scientific misinterpretations and falsehoods?  If so why not go along to the next Standing up for Science media workshop which will take place at the University of Manchester on Friday 27 March 2015. It is for early career researchers in all sciences, engineering and medicine (PhD students, post-docs or equivalent in first job). See the flyer for further details.
Closing date: Friday 13 March 2015

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Upcoming Workshops

A to Z of Publication for Scientists and Engineers, One Day Conference

Thursday 19 March 2015, 08.50-17.00

Target Audience: Early career researchers who are seeking to publish or publish better.

You may have seen our promos for this forthcoming event and thought, “It’s not for me...” or “Will it really be worth spending precious time on this?”  Well, the answer to both questions is definitely “yes it is” if you’re an early career researcher (pre or post doctoral qualification) who is seeking to get published or to publish better. 

This is the sixth year that SDDU has offered this very popular event for scientists and engineers with hundreds taking part in a day dedicated to supporting your academic and professional skills.    The Programme sees well-published senior academics offer excellent and detailed advice about submitting technical and mathematical data as well as more general guidance on when and where to publish. You’ll also get the editor’s perspective with guidelines from a senior academic editor of many years experience.

In addition, we’ll explore tools to break through the writing pain barrier, including the value of peer-support and how to set up a writing group. You’ll hear from colleagues already reaping the benefits of this.

STOP PRESS All the UK Research Councils have brought or are now bringing in requirements for researchers to archive any data associated with publication. This conference will include a guidance session on the new rules.

Take a look at the Programme and book now to secure your free place.  Please click here for full details.

This event, which includes refreshments and lunch, complements and underpins other SDDU courses for researchers which address more specific or detailed aspects of writing and publishing.  Please see our website and search engine for further information.