Researcher Training and Development – EME Hub

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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.


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."

Other IT courses also available.

(All held in IT Training Room 1, EC Stoner 6.30)

 LaTeX Beginners     

•       Wed 29 Oct 13:30-16:00

•       Fri    14 Nov 9:30-12.00

•       Wed 26 Nov 13:30-16:00

•       Wed 11 Feb 13:30-16:00

•       Wed 25 Feb 13:30-16:00

•       Mon 9 March 9:30-12.00


LaTeX Improvers


•       Wed   3 Dec 13:30-16:00

•       Fri    12 Dec 9:30-12

•       Mon 20 April  9:30-12

•       Wed 29 April 13:30-16:00



      To book any of the above please click here: 

















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Up-coming Events:


Writing for Publication: a 12 week course

Start Thursday 2nd of October, 2-4pm and continues for 12 weeks

This course is for research students and early career research staff/ postdocs from the Faculty of Environment who would like some support whilst writing papers. Participants commit to meeting for 2 hours every Monday and to continue to work on their writing project each week between meetings.

The programme is for anyone who feels they need a boost to help them produce their next paper, whether they’ve done it before or not.  However participants must have material ready in order to begin writing a paper

The course objectives are

- To support researchers to write research papers

- To develop writing skills and enable researchers to practice them

- To motivate de-motivated writers

- For participants to produce a piece of work for publication.

This programme offers practical help to get you published, whether you want to write up unpublished research into a new paper or resurrecting an old one that has been rejected. Participants will benefit from practical help to support them whilst they write, with weekly meetings and clear weekly targets to help with progress. Topics such as such as motivation, choosing where to publish, dealing with rejection, goal setting and practical help with writing skills will be covered. The aim of this course is to make writing, if not enjoyable, then at least an easier task to get on with.

Participants will be encouraged to support each other with their writing goals and to offer each other pre-peer review to help improve their final product before submission. Each week the group will meet up to work on topics around a different theme. Participants will then be given a related task to follow up in their writing over the following week. Participants will be expected to continue to work on their paper in the week between sessions, in order to progress toward the goal of a published paper.

Week 1 – Motivation and Designing your writing plan

Week 2 – Getting your story straight

Week 3 – Outlining techniques

Week 4 – Free

Week 5 – Reviewing the literature

Week 6 – Presenting your evidence

Week 7 – Free

Week 8 – Beginnings and endings

Week 9 – Strengthening your structure

Week 10 – Free

Week 11 – Editing your work

Week 12 – Finishing off your paper

Course Requirement:

In order to take part, researchers must have material which they can turn into a research paper during the course of this programme. This could be, for example, data which you have not yet published or a research paper which was rejected and you have not yet got round to rewriting for resubmission.

To Book follow the link below to our booking page