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.



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

Lincoln - Nanourchins


Upcoming Workshops

Engaging Non-Specialists with Your Research

Tuesday 17 March 2015, 9.30-13.00pm

This is an informal introductory level workshop aimed at researchers who, although familiar with presenting their work to their peers, may be unfamiliar with communicating with wider, non-specialist groups. You will also have the opportunity to explore and practice their skills through a  number of group based exercises.

Topics covered include:

  • why should you communicate their research to the public?
  • different ‘audiences’ and their communication needs: what issues and interests do people really have when they think about research and researchers?
  • avoiding the ‘one size fits all’ approach; looking at different communication methods and means of delivery for different groups
  • better communication techniques, exploring language use and communication styles for creating understanding of your work
  • confidence building exercises to help you practice communicating your research more widely and information and resources for future use
  • researcher feedback on being involved in recent public engagement work
  • new models of public dialogue and interaction: case studies
  • opportunities for you to get involved with public engagement work, in your Faculty and beyond

To book your place on this course and browse other available courses, please visit our booking page.