Personal and professional development course directory

Please note that training and development courses are taking place virtually for the foreseeable future in order to safeguard the PGR community.

How to search through the course directory

To find opportunities relevant to your needs you can search through the course directory by course type or keyword. You can also click on the arrows next to the column headings to sort the catalogue by the audience that the course is suitable for depending on stage of study (Everyone, Getting going, Maintaining momentum, and To the finish line and beyond), the type, and course format.

Index of courses
Title and descriptionSuitable forTheme catType Course formatDate(s) running

Academic Publishing

Publications are the bread and butter of an academic career but navigating the perils of publishing can be particularly challenging for PGRs. These online resources condense some of the content from the interactive Getting started with academic publishing workshop, to will help you get started with the publication process.

Maintaining Momentum Writing and referencing;Show all Writing and referencing Online resource Ongoing
Building Confidence and Staying Motivated

Embarking on a research project demonstrates your confidence and motivation but there are times throughout your research when these might wane, particularly when faced with challenges. This workshop aims to equip you with the tools to work on both.

Everyone Personal development and wellbeing;Show all Personal development and wellbeing Workshop 10 December 2020
Blended Learning and Teaching: into the brave new world

This online course focused on blended teaching has been specifically designed for hourly paid staff contracted to work as Demonstrators (Grade F), Teaching Support Assistants (Grade G) and Assistant Teachers (Grade H). The programme will support you in your roles as we face the challenges of a new learning and teaching environment and should be completed before undertaking teaching activity.

Everyone Teaching;Show all Teaching Workshop 21 September 2020 - 2 October 2020
An introduction to Open Research

Learn how 'open research' has made a significant impact on scholarly activities, through funding councils, government and publishers increasingly placing a focus on research that is transparent, accountable, and accessible to a worldwide audience.

Everyone Responsible research;Show all Responsible research Workshop Click link for upcoming dates
Managing ethically sensitive research data: from planning to sharing

This session is aimed at postgraduate researchers who are conducting or planning to conduct research using ethically sensitive data, including personal data covered by GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018.

Everyone Responsible research;Show all Responsible research Workshop Click link for upcoming dates
Approaching Archives

An introduction for Arts Faculty PGRs to the process of using an archive. An online guide to supplement this course has also been produced.

Everyone Responsible research;Show all Responsible research Workshop Click link for upcoming dates
Ask JGI: Support for data science

The Jean Golding Institute for Data-Intensive Research runs 'Ask JGI', a service providing free data science support through email and 1-1 meetings (ask-jgi@bristol.ac.uk). The service provides direct support and signposting on statistics, computing, data management, visualisation and storage questions.

Everyone Planning and managing your research;Show all Planning and managing your research Drop-in clinic Ongoing
GDPR Information Security and Data Protection essentials

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in May 2018 and alongside the Data Protection Act 2018 provides a comprehensive data protection regime in the UK. This course will raise your awareness of the rules and requirements concerning how personal data needs to be handled and managed.

Everyone Planning and managing your research;Show all Planning and managing your research Online Resource Ongoing
BDC Masterclass: Seven secrets of highly successful researchers (link will be published in December 2020)

This masterclass describes the seven secrets of highly successful researchers including relationship and time management, seeking assistance when needed, and maintaining your motivation.

Getting going Planning and managing your research;Show all Planning and managing your research Seminar 27 April 2021
Becoming a self-advocate: dealing with difficult conversations

PhD students often feel they straddle the divide between students and staff and, as such, are dependent on maintaining strong relationships with their supervisor and other staff in their department. Their reliance on these relationships can mean that when problems arise, they feel under pressure to avoid difficult conversations or escalating the issue. This workshop aims to help participants understand what unacceptable behaviour looks like from microaggressions to inappropriate physical contact. It will provide practical tips on how to hold a difficult conversation as well as examine the resources on offer to report issues and gain support and advice.

Everyone Personal development and wellbeing;Show all Personal development and wellbeing Workshop 25 November 2020

Being Well, Living Well toolkit

This toolkit provides strategies that empower you to manage your mental, physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing. It builds self-insight and offers reassurance that you are not alone. The toolkit is split into four strands: Living Well (including a PGR-specific section), Feeling Well, Staying Safe and Spending Well. Click on the link to self-enrol for access to the toolkit.

Everyone Personal development and wellbeing;Show all Personal development and wellbeing Online resource Ongoing
Staying well in your research degree (link will be published in December 2020)

Doing a research degree is both an exciting and challenging experience. It can be an emotional roller-coaster. This workshop draws on evidence-based strategies to help you stay well during your research degree. This workshop is particularly relevant in the current circumstances.

Everyone Personal development and wellbeing;Show all Personal development and wellbeing Workshop 29 April 2021
Bootcamp copyright: online tutorial

The subject of copyright can be daunting. In order to make an informed decision you need to have some level of understanding of copyright. This bootcamp is intended to provide that. This tutorial will guide you through some of the issues associated with copyright and point you towards resources that can assist you in this process.

Everyone Responsible research;Show all Responsible research Online resource Ongoing
Bristol PLUS Award

The Bristol PLUS Award provides a framework to reward students for the professional skills you are developing while at University, but which are uncredited by your PhD. View the introductory talk to find out about the requirements, benefits and how to register. (It is recommended that you use Google Chrome to view the introductory talk.)

Everyone Professional and career development;Show all Professional and career development Online resource Ongoing

Bristol PLUS Award Live - for postgraduate researchers

Join the Bristol PLUS Award team and the Career Service's Postgraduate Faculty Employability Consultant to find out more, ask questions and find out how you can make the Award work for you.

Everyone Professional and career development;Show all Professional and career development Information session 22 October 2020
Articulating research skills for a non-academic audience for final year PGRs

This is an interactive online small-group session for final year postgraduate researchers. Through discussion and group work you will examine the skills you have developed throughout your research in the context of different role requirements beyond academia.

To the finish line and beyond Professional and career development;Show all Professional and career development Information session 9 November 2020
Commercialising research data bootcamp: online tutorial

This online tutorial is appropriate for all members of the University who are considering commercially exploiting their research data - for example, by applying for a patent or using a licence to generate revenue. It will guide you through some of the issues associated with commercialising research data, when you should take action to solve these, and point you towards resources at the University of Bristol that can assist you in this process.

To the finish line and beyond Responsible research;Show all Responsible research Online resource Ongoing
Academic publishing essentials

This training module will introduce you to the basic concepts of publishing and promoting academic research, covering topics such as open access and what's required by funders, setting up an ORCID id and choosing a journal to publish in.

Everyone Responsible research;Show all Responsible research Online resource Ongoing
Copyright and intellectual property

Both printed publications and electronic resources are protected by copyright law. The Library provides guidance on copyright for students and researchers. This guide includes information on copyright in relation to your own thesis and when authoring a journal article.

Everyone Responsible research;Show all Responsible research Online resource Ongoing
CREATE Level 1: Briefing Session

CREATE level 1 briefing sessions provide an overview for what is involved in the CREATE scheme, time lines and next steps and how to apply.

Maintaining Momentum Teaching;Show all Teaching Information session

7 October 2019; 11 October 2019; 15 October 2019; 25 October 2019

Data analysis in Python

This course is aimed at the intermediate Python developer who wants to learn how to do useful data analysis tasks in Python. It will initially focus on the Python package pandas but will also cover matplotlib, NumPy and SciPy to some degree.

Everyone Systems and software;Show all Systems and software Online resource Ongoing

Doctorate Extension Scheme Visa talk for final year PGRs

This talk is for international PhD students in their final year who will have their exam board before January 2021. The Doctorate Extension Scheme is designed to give PGRs who have almost finished their UK PhD (or other doctorate) an extra 12 months of Tier 4 (General) immigration permission in which to look for UK jobs.

To the finish line and beyond Professional and career development;Show all Professional and career development Information session 5 October 2020
Careers Showcase week (link to follow)

The Careers Showcase week will consist of employer presentations, skills development sessions and labour market information presentations. More information to follow.

Everyone Professional and career development;Show all Professional and career development Careers fair 19-23 October 2020
Etheses support and guidance

The University of Bristol requires students to submit their thesis electronically. Find out everything you need to know about how to submit your thesis, when and how to defer access, and the link between research data and your thesis. 

To the finish line and beyond Responsible research;Show all Responsible research Online resource Ongoing
Ethics guidance

The University is globally recognised for the quality of its research. In order to maintain and uphold the high standards of our research we continue to undertake initiatives to ensure that integrity, ethics and excellence are at the core of our research activities and fully embedded in our research culture. Research and Enterprise Development provide guidance on the ethics of research across the University.

Everyone Responsible research;Show all Responsible research Online resource Ongoing
Explore your research degree journey through metaphors (link will be published December 2020)

Through a series of hands-on activities that rely on metaphors as a way of articulating personal experiences, this session will explore common challenges associated with the PhD journey.

Maintaining momentum Personal development and wellbeing;Show all Personal development and wellbeing Workshop 23 April 2021
IT courses for Postgraduate Researchers

The IT landscape is evolving to meet the changing needs of our users so the courses available may vary over the year. Look out for courses on OneDrive (personal file storage), Groups and Teams (communication tools and workspaces for colleagues). Please also see the Microsoft Office 365 support web pages for guidance on the use of many applications and tools.

Everyone Systems and software;Show all Systems and software Workshop Click link for upcoming dates
Finishing your research degree and forging ahead

Coming to the end of your research project can be both exciting and daunting! This workshop will help you to identify things to consider as you come to the end of the doctorate. It will provide you with an overview of how to prepare your thesis for submission and guidance on what to expect from the Viva. It will give you the opportunity to analyse the impact of your research, and recognise the specific attributes and skills you have developed, as you prepare for your next step.

To the finish line and beyond Planning and managing your research;Show all Planning and managing your research Workshop 29 September 2020; 22 January 2021; 15 April 2021
Getting Started with Academic Publishing

Publications are the bread and butter of an academic career but navigating the perils of publishing can be particularly challenging for PGRs. This course will help you get started by examining the publication process and by interrogating the anatomy of high quality papers.

Maintaining momentum Writing and referencing;Show all Writing and referencing Workshop 5 November 2020; 23 March 2021
Getting started with your research degree

Starting a research project is both exciting and a little daunting. This workshop will explore the value of a doctorate, provide you with an overview of what a research degree looks like, and give you the tools you need to get started.

Getting going Planning and managing your research;Show all Planning and managing your research Workshop 8 October 2020; 26 November; 28 January 2021; 31 March 2021
Getting the best out of your supervision

This session will look at the different expectations that supervisors and students can have of the doctoral process. It will help you to clarify what you need from your supervisor(s) and identify a range of approaches for getting the best from busy academic staff.

Getting going Working with others;Show all Working with others Workshop 20 October 2020; 2 February 2021
GW4 Communication for collaboration

As a PGR student, the chances are you will want or be required to collaborate with other researchers. The GW4 Communication for Collaboration resource will help you to think about how you would benefit from collaboration, understand its opportunities and challenges, find new ways of reaching different audiences, and improve your communication style. This expert guide can be found on the GW4 Portal

Everyone Working with others;Show all Working with others Online resource Ongoing
How to Write Academic English

Learn what makes the English required for a thesis or dissertation ‘academic’, how to write clearly and succinctly, how to structure a paragraph and how to ensure your work is more analytical.

Everyone Writing and referencing;Show all Writing and referencing Workshop 30 October 2020; 20 January 2021
Information security essential training

If you work for the University or are undertaking research as part of your postgraduate studies, then information security has everything to do with you. Everybody in the University is responsible for the safeguarding of confidential information - don't assume that it is 'someone else's job'. There could be real consequences, both for you as an individual and for the University as an institution, for a breach of the University’s Information Security Policy. This module can be completed through STaR’s essential training tab.

Everyone Responsible research;Show all Responsible research Online resource Ongoing
Blackboard Basics

The aims of this workshop are to provide an overview of the tools and features of Blackboard, explore ideas on how Blackboard can be used to support learning and teaching, and enable participants to design and edit their own courses. To access recordings of previous webinars visit the DEO staff development page on Blackboard.

Everyone Teaching;Show all Teaching Workshop Click link for upcoming dates
Engaging asynchronous online discussions

This session provides tips and resources to get started with discussion boards, including functionalities of the BlackBoard discussion board, Purposes of discussion boards in educational contexts and Tips and strategies for running effective online discussions. To access recordings of previous webinars visit the DEO staff development page on Blackboard.

Everyone Teaching;Show all Teaching Workshop Click link for upcoming dates
Digital design

The aim of this online course is to provide you with the digital design skills and knowledge to plan learning, assessment, units and programmes for flexible delivery.

Everyone Teaching;Show all Teaching Online resource Ongoing
Introduction to MPI

MPI provides a straight-forward interface to write software that can use multiple cores of a computer, and multiple computers in a cluster or nodes in a supercomputer. This short course will provide a taster of MPI. The course is arranged with examples in C, C++ and Fortran.

Everyone Systems and software;Show all Systems and software Online resource Ongoing
Introduction to OpenMP

OpenMP provides a straight-forward interface to write software that can use multiple cores of a computer. This is short course will provide a taster of OpenMP. The course is arranged with examples in C, C++ and Fortran. OpenMP can be combined with other parallel programming technologies, e.g. MPI. This course is presented as a companion to my MPI course.

Everyone Systems and software;Show all Systems and software Online resource Ongoing
Introduction to Public Engagement with Research

Public engagement is an integral and exciting part of academic life and can help in developing a greater understanding of the broader context of your work. It is one way of generating wider societal impacts from your research, and includes everything from disseminating the outcomes of your research, to involving others in it at an early stage.

Everyone Promoting your research;Show all Promoting your research Workshop 18 January 2021
Introduction to qualitative data analysis

This workshop provides a high-level overview of the principles and practices of undertaking qualitative data analysis (text, graphic, audio and video). Participants will examine principles and underlying philosophies of qualitative methodologies, data collection strategies and analytic methods.

Getting going Working with data;Show all Working with data Workshop 9 November 2020; 9 March 2021
Introduction to quantitative data analysis

This workshop provides a high-level overview of the principles and practices of working with quantitative data. Participants will examine quantitative measurement, as well as data collection and reporting strategies and reporting strategies, that should be considered before embarking upon a quantitative analysis.

Getting going Working with data;Show all Working with data Workshop 4 December 2020; 25 March 2021
Introduction to Unix / Linux

A beginners guide to the Unix and Linux operating system. Eight simple tutorials which cover the basics of UNIX / Linux commands.

Everyone Systems and software;Show all Systems and software Online resource Ongoing

LinkedIn Learning

All PGRs have free access to LinkedIn Learning — an online learning platform that provides easy-to-follow tutorials covering a range of software and creative skills. 

Everyone Systems and software;Personal development and wellbeing;Promoting your research;Show all Systems and software, Personal development and wellbeing and Promoting your research Online resource Ongoing
Maintaining momentum in your research degree

Research is never straight-forward: a bit of messiness is expected. Half-way through your doctoral research you may find your enthusiasm flagging. This workshop will help you identify strategies to overcome obstacles and take care of yourself. You can use this opportunity to reconnect with your motivations, explore your emerging identity as a researcher, and learn practical tips that will help you through the "messy bits" of researching and writing.

Maintaining momentum Planning and managing your research;Show all Planning and managing your research Workshop 20 November 2020; 2 March 2021

Managing your research degree

Pursuing a research degree is a long term endeavor that requires you to develop organisational and time management skills. This page provides practical advice on tackling different aspects of your workload and managing competing priorities.

Everyone Planning and manging your research;Show all Planning and managing your research Online resource Ongoing
Matlab training materials

MATLAB® is the high-level language and interactive environment used by millions of engineers and scientists worldwide to visualize ideas across disciplines. Simulink® is a block diagram environment for multi-domain simulation and Model-Based Design. Learn interactively watching introductory videos and using other online resources provided by Mathworks.

Everyone Systems and software;Show all Systems and software Online resource Ongoing
Meeting EPSRC expectations on research data: online tutorial

This online tutorial is appropriate for all members of the University who are supported by funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The aim is to enable you to understand how to meet the EPSRC expectations on research data management. 

Everyone

Responsible research;Show all Responsible research Online resource Ongoing
Numpy: scratching the surface

Numpy is an open-source package for Python, offering routines for fast and efficient manipulation of arrays and matrices of numeric data. This resource provides a very basic introduction, giving you an overview of some of things that are possible with numpy.

Everyone Systems and software;Show all Systems and software Online resource Ongoing
NVivo 10, 11 & 12: online tutorial

NVivo helps you manage, analyse and report on unstructured data. There are several online tutorials that offer step-by-step animated demonstrations so you can start using your own QSR software straight away.

Everyone

Systems and software;Show all Systems and software Online resource Ongoing
Online careers guidance: CVs; application forms; speculative applications; and postgraduate applications

Applying for work or further study? You'll want to market your skills and experience in the best way possible to get your application noticed and selected by employers and recruiters. Here you can find online guidance to make your CV, application form or speculative application stand out from the crowd.

Everyone Professional and career development;Show all Professional and career development Online resource Ongoing
Open Access information and guidance

Open Access is free, unrestricted online access to research outputs. It is a requirement of publication for many funders and for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) submissions. Find out more about Open Access, REF and funder requirements, funding and payment details.

Everyone Responsible research;Show all Responsible research Online resource Ongoing
Parallel programming with Python

This short course will teach you how to write Python scripts that can take advantage of the processing power of multicore processors and large compute clusters. While this course is based on Python, the core ideas of functional programming and parallel functional programming are applicable to a wide range of languages. To follow this course you should already have a good basic understanding of Python.

Everyone Systems and software;Show all Systems and software Online resource Ongoing
Personal impact and confident networking

Important meetings, networking opportunities at conferences, encounters with high-powered individuals, interviews- they all put your communication skills to the test. This involving course will help to overcome public speaking problems and equip you to become an outstanding and influential communicator.

Maintaining momentum Working with others;Show all Working with others Workshop 16 November 2020; 19 March 2021
Perfect Posters

Posters are a creative way to visually communicate your research but poster design can be difficult to get right. This session will guide you through the steps of producing a memorable poster and evaluate the power of posters as a tool of engaging audiences and promoting yourself and your work.

Maintaining momentum Promoting your research;Show all Promoting your research Workshop 2 December 2020; 16 March 2021
Plagiarism: information and advice

This page will help you recognise what plagiarism is and help you avoid it by carrying out your research and writing thoughtfully and responsibly. It covers topics such as: What is plagiarism? Why does it matter?

Everyone Responsible research;Show all Responsible research Online resource Ongoing
Planning Your Professional and Career Development During your Research Degree

This workshop explores the process of professional development planning and outlines how engaging with it can help you navigate your research journey and plan for your future.

Everyone Professional and career development;Show all Professional and career development Workshop 13 November 2020; 11 February 2021
Presenting with confidence and flair

This workshop equips research students with strategies to manage their public-speaking nerves by offering ways to hold an audience’s attention, convey information and ideas clearly and respond to questions with authority and composure. Course participants have the opportunity to analyse their presentation style and explore ways of developing it.

Maintaining momentum Promoting your research;Show all Promoting your research Workshop 22 October 2020; 23 November 2020; 19 February 2021; 13 April 2021
Stand and Deliver: communicating your research (link will be published December 2020)

Stand and Deliver focuses on how presenters build relationships with their audiences and use their internal and external resources to create impact. With this course you will master concepts and practical exercises with which to approach presentations in the future.

Maintaining momentum Promoting your research;Show all Promoting your research Workshop 27 January 2021
Productivity ninja

We can all be overwhelmed with the amount of information overload and potential distraction we face in our work. Adopting the mind-set of the Productivity Ninja will help you feel more in control, make better progress, and reduce stress.

Getting going Planning and managing your research;Show all Planning and managing your research Workshop 1 October 2020; 4 March 2021
Project management for researchers: Completing your PhD

Completing your research and submitting your thesis is one of the most intellectually challenging tasks any researcher will undertake. This workshop, aimed at PhD students expecting to submit their thesis in the next 12 months,  is designed to provide you with the tools and approaches you need to complete your doctorate on time.

To the finish line and beyond Planning and managing your research;Show all Planning and managing your research Workshop 15 October 2020; 7 December 2020; 9 February; 2021; 25 February 2021
Project management for researchers: Planning your PhD

Starting and managing a long-term research project requires strategies to stay on track, keep motivated and monitor your progress. Aimed at new PhD students, this workshop introduces various project-planning tools and approaches that you can apply to help you manage yourself, your research, and your time effectively during your doctorate.

Getting going Planning and managing your research;Show all Planning and managing your research Workshop 3 November 2020; 12 February 2021; 5 March 2021
Pursuing an Academic Career

This page is aimed at early career researchers who are keen to follow the academic career route by carrying out further research positions and/or eventually becoming a lecturer. Understanding your motivations and how to develop further in this area may therefore be your main focus.

To the finish line and beyond Professional and career development;Show all Professional and career development Online resource Ongoing
Pure online resources

This page provides online support for using PURE and presenting your research online. Resources include: Quick Guide to getting started, Explore Bristol Research website, Create your Pure CV, Publications.

Everyone Systems and software;Show all Systems and software Online resource Ongoing
Python 1: Beginning Python

Python is a well-established programming language. This short course will provide you with a quick taste of Python, with examples and exercises you can work through at your own pace.

Everyone Systems and software;Show all Systems and software Online resource Ongoing
Python 2: Intermediate Python

This short course will teach you more about the Python language, and also some things about the tools of good programming practice and software design. While this course teaches Python, the software design ideas and techniques are very similar for all programming languages.

Everyone Systems and software;Show all Systems and software Online resource Ongoing
Options with your PhD - exploring opportunities beyond academia

This session will give PhD students an introduction to career planning and information about the many options open to you with a PhD. The talk will be useful for all PGRs, especially those exploring options, keen to develop a knowledge of opportunities beyond academia, those unsure about their future career or career choices, and those seeking inspiration.

Everyone Professional and career development;Show all Professional and career development Information session 26 November 2020
Reference management: EndNote desktop

EndNote is a reference management package that lets you gather and organise bibliographic references and then lets you cite these references in MS Word, whilst automatically creating a bibliography. This course gets you up-to-speed with populating your EndNote library with relevant references in a variety of ways and provides experience in citing references in Word.

Everyone Writing and referencing;Show all Writing and referencing Workshop Click link for upcoming dates
Referencing and using EndNote referencing software

Referencing advice and resource page on referencing styles, faculty-specific guidance, external resources, and EndNote and EndNote Online systems. Includes documents, guides and access to all software.

Everyone Writing and referencing;Show all Writing and referencing Online resource Ongoing
Research English and Academic Literacy (REAL)

As a postgraduate researcher, it is vital that you can communicate clearly and persuasively. Using Blackboard Ultra, the REAL programme will give you access to materials for guided independent study, and to timetabled group sessions and one-to-one tutorials. You will begin by designing your path through several topics, choosing the sequence in which to study them. You will do this in collaboration with your tutor, taking into consideration their feedback on a piece of your work.

Getting going Writing and referencing;Show all Writing and referencing Taught course October - December 2020; February - May 2021
Research data bootcamp: online tutorial

This tutorial offers an elementary introduction to the key facets of research data management, including the safe storage of data, documenting data appropriately, deciding which parts of your data are important, providing access to data where appropriate and ensuring long-term data survival.

Everyone Responsible research;Show all Responsible research Online resource Ongoing
Sensitive research data bootcamp: online tutorial

This tutorial will guide you through some of the issues associated with handling sensitive research data and provide information on methods to enable secure data sharing.

Everyone Responsible research;Show all Responsible research Online resource Ongoing
Statistics clinic

The Institute for Statistical Science runs a free statistics clinic. Statistical researchers provide expert advice on statistical modelling and analysis for your research, including computing and visualisation. You can also discuss potential academic collaborations and joint projects. Normally we run regular fortnightly drop-in sessions but currently consultations take place online. Visit the website for details.

Everyone Planning and managing your research;Show all Planning and managing your research Online consultations Ongoing

Supporting your writing

Writing is an integral part of your research degree and a process that you should engage with continuously. This page offers practical advice on how to increase your writing creativity and productivity as well as links to other useful writing resources.

Everyone Writing and referencing;Show all Writing and referencing Online resource Ongoing

Supporting your wellbeing

Academia can be a difficult and often competitive environment in which to operate. Looking after yourself and your wellbeing is an important skills to development. These resources will help you learn strategies to creatively manage challenges, recover from set-backs and put in place positive practices.

Everyone Personal development and wellbeing;Show all Personal development and wellbeing Online resource Ongoing
Well-being in Academia: Mindset and mental models

PGRs represent a high-risk population with regards to mental health issues. This workshop brings students together learn how to shift your mindset in order to create more mental space and energy to think, create, be present, and thrive. 

Everyone Personal development and wellbeing;Show all Personal development and wellbeing Workshop 13 October 2020, 22 February 2021

Well-being in Academia: Behaviours shape our lives

PGRs represent a high-risk population with regards to mental health issues. This workshop brings students together to learn how to incorporate the latest research on habit formation and well-being practices to enhance your attention, focus, creativity, motivation, and in turn, your productivity.

Everyone Personal development and wellbeing;Show all Personal development and wellbeing Workshop 10 November 2020, 25 January 2021
Running an online session with Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate is an interactive web conferencing tool available for staff and students. This hands on workshop will help you set up online spaces, timed sessions and use interactive tools for remote teaching. To access recordings of previous webinars visit the DEO staff development page on Blackboard.

Everyone Teaching;Show all Teaching Workshop Click link for upcoming dates
Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) essentials

This course will provide you with an overview of technology enhanced learning and assessment practice. Please note you will need to self-enrol to access the course.

Everyone Teaching;Show all Teaching Online resource Ongoing
The Brilliant Club information session

Are you a Doctoral student or Postdoc looking for meaningful, paid teaching opportunities? Attend an introductory session and find out why a growing number of Bristol PGRs are signing up to be a Brilliant Club tutor! The Brilliant Club is a charity that seeks to increase access to highly selective universities by placing researchers in non-selective state schools, where they deliver a course of tutorials designed around their own, original research.

Maintaining momentum Professional and career development;Show all Professional and career development Information session 1 October 2020, 12 October 2020
Thesis Boot Camp

Thesis Boot Camp is an intensive and supportive writing environment for late-stage doctoral researchers. The idea is to give you the necessary time, space, and encouragement to make significant progress on your first draft. We hope to be able to run a Thesis Boot Camp in Teaching Block 2 of the 2020-21 academic year.

To the finish line and beyond Writing and referencing;Show all Writing and referencing Workshop Spring 2021 date tbc
Thesis mapping

Learn what it takes to plan and write your thesis as a single document with an overarching argument. This set of resources will help you develop your 'thesis map', enabling you to get a sense of what your thesis looks like as a whole.

Planning and managing your research Writing and referencing;Show all Writing and referencing Online resource Ongoing
Transitioning into work after your PhD

This talk is for PGRs in the late stages of their PhD (3rd year and above full-time, 5 years and above part-time). If you're thinking about what comes next after your PhD this talk will help you identify and articulate your skills ready to enter both the academic and non-academic labour market.

To the finish line and beyond Professional and career development;Show all Professional and career development Workshop 30 October 2020
Version control using Git

Git is a version control system that allows you to save multiple versions of a file or directory. This is useful to allow you to keep a record of all changes made to a file, and to move backwards and forwards in time through different versions of your file - the ultimate backup system. This short course will provide you with a quick taste of Git, with examples and exercises you can work through at your own pace.

Everyone Systems and software;Show all Systems and software Online resource Ongoing
Creating and re-using video in teaching and learning

This workshop will introduce you to the educational application of video, for example providing content prior to a lecture, clarification post lecture or feedback. The workshop will include a hands on session where you can use the Mediasite Desktop recorder to create and publish content. To access recordings of previous webinars visit the DEO staff development page on Blackboard.

Everyone Teaching;Show all Teaching Workshop Click link for upcoming dates
Viva survivor

This workshop aims to help postgraduate researchers be well prepared for the viva by demystifying the process, providing insights on how to prepare, and empowering participants to approach their viva with confidence.

To the finish line and beyond Planning and managing your research;Show all Planning and managing your research Workshop 6 October 2020; 10 March 2021
Writers' retreat

The Writers' Retreats give postgraduate research students from all faculties the opportunity to devote a whole day to writing in a quiet, structured and supportive atmosphere.

To the finish line and beyond Writing and referencing;Show all Writing and referencing Workshop 23 September 2020; 27 October 2020; 16 November 2020; 15 December 2020; 14 January 2021; 16 February 2021; 30 March 2021; 19 April 2021; 21 May 2021; 16 June 2021; 15 July 2021; 10 August 2021
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