We run a number of skills training sessions each term.
Digital skills training sessions and Digital Wednesdays are open to all members of the University. Academic Skills Community and other sessions may be limited to students only. You can filter the list to only show sessions of relevance to staff or research postgraduates.
To book onto a session, follow its link below (you'll need to log in to the booking system). If a session you're interested in is full, sign up onto the waiting list — if we have enough interest in a session we may repeat it. You'll also find copies of our slides throughout the Skills Guides
Most of our training is online but we've made space available on campus should you need somewhere to join from.
We also run a number of specialised training sessions for staff and research postgraduates:
We have a broad range of content as part of the programme (including our Digital Wednesdays), but each term we aim to include the following eight core sessions:
|"Where did I read that thing?": Reference management|
|Let's get critical I: Credible sources|
|Let's get critical II: Finding the right reading|
|Let's get critical III: How to read an article|
|Let's get critical IV: Active critical reading|
|Academic posters: Posers with a Power(ful) Point|
|It's all in the presentation: creating and presenting your slides|
|Microsoft Word: Academic documents|
Follow the links above for more help on the topic and to see if any forthcoming sessions have been scheduled.
Digital Wednesdays are a range of sessions on various themes outside of our core selection of training. They may have a specialist focus, or they may just be plain out there! The only essential is that they're on a topic that's remotely digital.
The Open Research team offer training to postgraduate researchers and staff through the Building Research and Innovation Capacity (BRIC) programme.
If you need information, take a look at the:
You can also contact the team by email firstname.lastname@example.org to:
Alternatively, book an Open Research Online Appointment to discuss your individual needs.
Most of our teaching this term will be delivered either online via Zoom, in LFA/144, or in the Creativity Lab (LFA/103).