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

Essential Media Skills for Researchers

Public Engagement for Researchers


Research Effectiveness

Advanced Literature Searching

Big Data and Social Media Research

Getting a Feel For Ethnography

Using Photographs and Photography in Your Research

Systematic Reviews

Systematic Searching for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences


Advanced EndNote




Grant Writing Skills

Costing Research

Basic Lucre

Advanced Lucre

Managing Research Projects

SAP Training for Research Projects

Altmetrics: Tracking engagement beyond citations

Choosing Where To Publish

Communicating Your Research With Comics

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

How To Spot a Predatory Publisher

Organising your images with Tropy

Funders and Ideas

Project Design and Budget & Writing The Proposal

Supporting Writing Retreats

Research Impact

Anatomy of a UKRI Responsive Mode Application



Research Ethics in Practice (non-NHS)

Research Data Management Planning

Research Data Management: looking after your research material


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


Supporting Postgraduate Research

Supervising Research Degree Candidates

Examining Research Degree Theses

Handling Challenging Doctoral Cases

Good practice in DL supervision


Sessions for research-only staff on grant funding (including postdocs)


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