How we support you
Researchers, regardless of where they start – either at the beginning of their candidature or as Early- or Mid-career or even those who are more established need research skills. Most don't begin with the knowledge they need. It's normal to develop and refine your writing and other research skills during your career.
The role of the Research Skills Officer is to provide support, through teaching, consultation, and resources.
Resources to support your research
Workshops are available throughout the year, and are designed for your learning and skills development. Workshops are online so you can join from anywhere. Take a look through the Researcher Training calendar to see what is coming up and to register.
Here are some of the regular workshops:
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Reading with purpose
Academic writing style
Paraphrasing the literature
Writing more clearly parts 1-3
Email writing skills
How to write an abstract
Structuring and writing journal articles
Structuring your literature review parts 1-2
Writing a research proposal
Research data management: File organisation
Word for theses and other long documents parts 1-2
Research Skills Interact Site
For those that can’t access the workshops, or those who would like more activities to cement their skills, check out our interact site.
To access these resources and receive automatic emails about upcoming workshops:
- Login to Interact2
- Click on Organisations in the top menu
- Look under My Organisations to see if you're already a member of Research Skills
- If not, search Research Skills
- Then hover over the title code (O-RWR) and a drop-down arrow button will appear
- Click on this arrow and select enrol
- After this, it will show up in 'My Organisations' whenever you click 'Organisations'
You can make an appointment to discuss your skills for your research candidature. Appointments can be by phone or online using Zoom or Teams.
Anyone who is a student or staff member can join. See our Research Groups page for more details.
If you have any questions, please contact your friendly and helpful Research Skills Officer.