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

What Can The Research and Enterprise Division Do For You? The RED Forum

Doctoral College Week Event: Lunch with Your Doctoral College


Research Effectiveness

Managing Research Projects

SAP Training For Managing Research Projects

Search Strategies for Systematic Reviews in Life Sciences


Advanced EndNote



Organising your images with Tropy


Personal Effectiveness

Dignity and Respect for Postgraduate Researchers and Early Career Researchers

Volunteering Opportunities and Volunteering Policy for Early Career Researchers

Networking for Postgraduate Researchers and Early Career Researchers


Moving Beyond Your Current Contract

Transferring to a Non-Academic Career

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

Communication in Research and Other Work Contexts

Leadership in Research and Other Work Settings


Engagement, Influence and Impact


Creative Methods Workshop

Commissioning the Arts for 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


Grant Writing Skills

Supported Writing Retreats



Research Ethics in Practice (non-NHS)

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


Quantitative skills

Advanced Lucre

An Introductory Course to R Basics (Online)





Qualitative skills

Unstructured Interviewing

NVivo12 Introductory Training Workshop

NVivo12 Support Drop-in Session



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