Researcher Development

The Doctoral College offers a range of development opportunities for research and academic staff (see below). There is also separate provision for postgraduate research students which can be found here. A few of the sessions are also aimed at administrators of grants.

Please do get in touch if you would like other types of development opportunities – if you need something, it is very likely there are others in the University who need it too, and we will try and source the training internally or externally. Just email

Engagement, Influence and Impact

Public Engagement for Researchers

Altmetrics: Tracking engagement beyond citations

Communicating Your Research With Comics


Academic Writing

Choosing Where To Publish

How To Spot a Predatory Publisher


Research Effectiveness

Getting a Feel For Ethnography

Using Photographs and Photography in Your Research

Search Strategies for Systematic Reviews in Life Sciences

Systematic Searching for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences


Advanced EndNote



Organising your images with Tropy


Grant Writing Skills

Basic Lucre

Advanced Lucre

Managing Research Projects

SAP Training for Research Projects

Funders and Ideas

Project Design and Budget

Writing The Proposal

Supported Writing Retreats


Anatomy of a UKRI Responsive Mode Application

Peer Review



Research Ethics in Practice (non-NHS)

Research Data Management Planning

Research Data Management: looking after your research material

GDPR & research data management: what does it mean for you?


Quantitative skills

Linear Regression 1 An Introduction to the Concepts

Linear Regression 2 A Practical Guide

Basic Stats Course

An Introductory Course to R Basics (Online)





Qualitative skills

Using Focus Groups in Research

NVivo11 Introductory Training Workshop

NVivo11 Support Drop-in Session

Basic introduction to LaTeX for preparing documents


Supporting Postgraduate Research

Supervising Research Degree Candidates

Examining Research Degree Theses

Good practice in DL supervision


Personal Effectiveness

Volunteering Opportunities and Volunteering Policy for Early Career Researchers


Moving Beyond Your Current Contract

Transferring to a Non-Academic Career

Coping With Stress

How to Succeed at Employment Interviews

What is my Personal Work Style

Writing Effective CVs Cover Letters and Job Applications

Building Personal and Professional Resilience

Building and Understanding your Transferable Skills

Communication in Research and Other Work Contexts

Leadership in Research and Other Work Settings



Leicester Learning Institute Courses

IT Skills Courses

Organisational Development Courses


Research Essentials Online

Research Essentials Online
Explore a suite of interactive resources and live discussions at Research Essentials Online.

Contact the Doctoral College Team:

For all enquiries regarding quantitative methods training please contact the Doctoral College Team on