Researcher Training and Development – EME Hub

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



Postgraduate research students LUU wants to hear from you!

You’re invited to attend their first ever Postgraduate Ideas Generator on December 10th from 12pm-2pm in Room 6, LUU. This is your chance to go and tell them what you think about your Students’ Union and how they can better cater to your needs. It’s also a great opportunity to meet other PGR students from all over the university. You can sign up to attend here: The session will be creative, interactive and informal and they look forward to welcoming you on the day. 

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


Careers Workshops

Career Planning in the EME Hub

Monday 8th January 2014, 9.30-12.00pm

Individually, and through small group discussion, this session will give you the opportunity to:

  • assess where you are now in career terms
  • reflect on what is important to you
  • identify what you have to offer and how to articulate this
  • begin to think about the benefits and/or challenges for you of different career pathways and work environments

This session is designed to help you begin to ask yourself questions focused on self awareness and opportunity awareness. It is a helpful precurser to either the rest of the programme or to an individual careers appointment.

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.

Developing Your Academic Career: Part 1

Tuesday 13th January 2015, 9.30-12.30pm

  • What do you need to consider to build a career as an academic?
  • What skills do you need?
  • What else, apart from a research record, will help?
  • What will make you stand out from your peers?
  • What is required in terms of jobsearch and networking?

Developing Your Academic Career: Part 2

Tuesday 20th January 2015, 9.30-12.30pm

How to approach the application and interview process for academic jobs. There will a chance to look at likely interview questions and try out
answering them in small groups.

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