Courses in this category refer to the Researcher Development Framework Domain D: Engagement, Influence and Impact.

This refers to the knowledge and skills to work with others and ensure the wider impact of research.

This event will incorporate the 3 Minute Thesis Final and a Poster Competition. 

Essential Teaching Skills is a new four-part course. To receive a certificate of completion you must undertake parts A, B and D and at least one of part C (C1 and/or C2, whichever combination is most appropriate to the type(s) of teaching you will be undertaking). Participants should undertake Part A online before attending the remaining parts.


Please note that Essential Teaching Skills has built significantly upon the previous course, known only as “Teaching Skills”, and parts A, B and C do not map onto the equivalent lettered parts of the old course. Therefore if you completed parts A and B of “Teaching Skills”, you cannot finish that course by taking part C of “Essential Teaching Skills”.  If you have started but not finished the old Teaching Skills course, please get in touch with the Graduate School ( for guidance.

This session will provide an overview of how to design and produce an effective conference poster as well as providing guidance on how to present your poster to viewers.

This workshop will give researchers a knowledge and understanding of the university's enterprise agenda and strategy with respect to research.  It will focus on how and why researchers should be aware of the impact of their research including its potential non-commercial and commercial importance.

Creating and delivering effective oral presentations can take time and practice. This course will cover a wide range of topics and ideas to help attendees improve their presentations skills for maximum impact and audience engagement.

This workshop will help you to effectively communicate your research to people from outside of your research field.

This workshop will examine different roles in a team and ask you to consider your preferred role(s) when working in a team. You will get an opportunity to explore different roles whilst undertaking some team tasks.

This course provides information on the peer review process of academic journal papers. The different steps of the peer review process are outlined and guidance provided on how to avoid common pitfalls, how to get the most from critical feedback and how to respond to peer reviewer comments.

Getting your research outputs published and noticed is the key to a successful academic career.  Take time to reflect on the most appropriate dissemination channels and learn about the pros and cons of indicators for measuring success.

Open access is growing in importance when using and disseminating research.  How can it impact on doctoral researchers? This session will explain what open access is and how it impacts on research practice and dissemination.

Café Academique: This event is a chance to hear PhD students presenting their research in a relaxed, informal setting. Presenters will take questions and debate their findings with the audience. At the end of the evening a buffet meal is provided, allowing presenters and audience the opportunity to relax and chat about their research. 

An interactive practical workshop for academics early career researchers or PhDs to help them get the best out of media encounters. Includes techniques for answering difficult or hostile questions and on-camera interview exercises, analysed in a constructive and supportive environment.