Summer term researcher development

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The Doctoral School Researcher Development Programme for the Summer term covers technical skills, writing skills, personal skills and research skills. We are confirming dates on an ongoing basis, just as soon as we can secure room bookings, check our events listings for full details and to book your place on these workshops.

Technical skills and software

      • LaTeX
      • STATA
      • NVivo
      • SPSS
      • Using Word to write your thesis (provided by ITS)
      • Endnote for managing your citations (provided by ITS)
      • Zotero for managing your citations

Writing skills and support

      • Writing your thesis
      • Creativity in Academic Writing
      • Peer reviewing
      • Writing tips for researchers
      • Copyright issues in your thesis

Research skills

      • Undertaking your literature review
      • Keeping up-to-date in your subject
      • Literature searching using Web of Knowledge
      • Measuring research impact using bibliometric tools
      • Preparing for your viva

Personal Development

      • Time management and productivity tools
      • Preparing for your final year
      • Becoming an effective researcher
      • Managing professional relationships
      • Profolio – raising your online academic profile
      • Conferences and networking

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