Category Archives: Early Career Researchers


Research Funding from the NIHR

This session will provide an overview of NIHR funding streams and how to make an application. It will also explain how to seek support from the Research Design Service.

Date: 5th January 2017

Time: 12:15-1:15

Location: JL G014


CVs for Researchers

This practical workshop session will start by looking at the ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ of CV writing before looking at the particular requirements for non-academic (reverse chronological) CVs and academic CVs. Bring your CV along.

Date: 10th January 2017

Time: 12:15-1:45

Location: EE 1102


Research Ethics (Half-Day)

This workshop explores core ethical issues and how researchers can address theses issues with a primary focus on case-studies.

Date: 17th January 2017

Time: 1:15-4:15

Location: EE 1102


Research Funding from the British Academy

This session will outline the funding opportunities available from the British Academy and how to make an application for funding.

Date: 19th January 2017

Time: 1:15-4:15

Location: EE G169

Writing for Journals

Writing for academic audiences is very different to writing for non-academic audiences, but there are additional differences within academic writing itself. There are very specific requirements to writing for academic journals and this session will focus on the specific skills you will need to develop to write for such journals. Discipline variations will be emphasised.

Date: 24th January 2017

Time: 12:15-1:45

Location: EE 1102


Work-based Research

This session will cover key issues to be considered when planning and carrying out work based research (WBR). The main focus will be on WBR in the researcher’s own organisation. Questions covered will include:

  • Does WBR challenge traditional higher education?
  • Is it helpful to conceptualise WBR as reflective practice?
  • WBR – doing to or doing with?
  • Who needs to negotiate the WBR contract?
  • What are the ethics of care in participant observation and WBR?
  • How do I develop a WBR proposal and thesis?

The session will draw upon material from the first UK textbook on work based research jointly authored by the tutor:

Costley, C, Elliott, G and Gibbs, P (2010) Doing Work Based Research: approaches to enquiry for insider researchers, London: Sage.

Date: 31st January 2017

Time: 1:00-2:30

Location: EE 2019

All information correct at time of posting. For the most up to date information and to book your place, please visit the student portal: or the staff development workshop booking portal, located under ‘Your Online Services’.


Researcher Development – Funding for ECRs and Post-docs

This workshop will identify funding opportunities for researchers who have recently completed doctoral study or who are in the final stages of their PhD. In particular, it will highlight the range of fellowships available for early career researchers.

Date: 30th November 2016

Time: 12:15-1:45

Location: EE 1100

Book online via the student portal: or via the staff development workshop booking portal, located under ‘Your Online Services’.

New to Teaching Workshops – January 2017

Dates: 11th and 12th January 2017

Tutor: Maggie Andrews and Lesley Spiers

Aimed at: Anyone who has not taught in Higher Education before, or those who are very new to teaching in Higher Education (with less than 1-year full time teaching experience in Higher Education), e.g. PhD students who teach, technicians or HPLs who are new to HE teaching. Duration: 2 x half days. By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify and articulate appropriate aims and outcomes for a session of teaching
  • Select and evaluate appropriate methods and techniques of teaching for their discipline and situation
  • Conduct classes and student interaction in an appropriate professional manner
  • Identify and assess strategies to deal with challenging teaching situations
  • Give useful feedback to students on their progress as appropriate
  • Undertake evaluation and reflection on their teaching

We will also explain  the requirements and evidence needed to apply  for HEA Associate Fellowship

Contact: Lisa Chivers

Booking via the Staff Development Portal