A-Z of Researcher Development Events
This list provides all of the opportunities open to doctoral researchers. Staff researchers are welcome to join us.
We have tried to bring everything the university offers together in one place, so these links are to synopses of what is covered - this helps you to make an informed decision as to whether the development event will meet your needs.
- All development activities are mapped to the UK's Researcher Development Framework.
- Modules run once per year and you need to make a request to join.
- Stand-alone sessions run more often - often repeated from autumn/winter in spring/summer.
- Stand-alone events on the list appear in the PG Researchers newsletter with new dates as they are available each month.
- If something is listed without an active link, this means it will return but no new dates have been announced by the provider.
- Induction runs three times every year.
- Outduction events run every year for those who are in their final year or nearing completion.
- Topical, expert Research seminars are not listed in the A-Z as they change substantively year-on-year.
- Can't find what you're looking for?
- Many of us offer one-to-one consultations for personalised development so that you can learn new skills even if the calendar of events has finished for the academic year
- Request development events - we are happy to respond to bespoke requirements if a group identifies shared development needs.
with your professional development planning.
Shut Up and Write!
These sessions are structured, collective writing sessions for you to set goals, get drafting, reflect, check-in and carry on. Many people find committing to weekly or daily sessions useful in helping them commit to protected time to get scholarly (and other) writing done.
- We used to run our own institutional group at Bradford, There are still SUAW groups running in the Wolfson Centre and in Faculty of Health Studies. However, globally this movement has grown and there are now in-person groups all over and (understandably) a surge in online groups, so that you can find motivation to write at times/locales to suit you.
- SUAW boasts over 66,000 people writing across 316 countries.
- There are buttons for finding an online group or local 'chapter' on the SUAW portal.
- Many groups often use pomodoro or other techniques to structure writing time and maximise focus.
- To join a session you currently need to set up a free Meet Up account profile.
- The site provides links and instructions for this if you select the Login/Sign Up option at the top right of your screen.
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- Watch the video below to determine if NVivo is for you - it offers specific functionality to those analysing qualitative data.
- QSR International offer tutorials to help you get started.
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