Training and Events

training.and.events.300x99Find out about our upcoming Student Conference – 8th November 2017

See our latest newsletter for upcoming training and event opportunities.

PGR Skills training courses are available at each institution across the partnership. Details for each location are as follows

Bathhttp://www.bath.ac.uk/learningandteaching/rdu/courses/pgskills/skills-development/

Bristolhttp://www.bristol.ac.uk/doctoral-college/ppd/whats-available/catalogue/

Exeterhttps://as.exeter.ac.uk/rdp/

Plymouthhttps://www.plymouth.ac.uk/student-life/your-studies/the-graduate-school/researcher-development-programme

UWEhttp://www1.uwe.ac.uk/research/postgraduateresearchstudy/skillsdevelopment.aspx

In addition, all students from GW4 institutions can access training at other GW4 institutions, space permitting (priority goes to each institution’s students). This applies to all training listed on their catalogue. Further information is available on the GW4 website: http://gw4.ac.uk/research-and-professional-skills-training/.  For those students who are not registered at a GW4 institution (Bath/Bristol/Exeter/Cardiff), HEIs will typically allow you to attend training if space permits.  If you want to book onto training at another GW4 institution please just need to contact that institution to request this. Details on how to do so is available on the webpage above.

Vitae is an international programme of professional development for researchers.  They run a range of courses on areas such as making the best of your research, effective presentation and leadership.

The ESRC funds a range of data and methods services to support research and study. It provides resources needed to access high quality socio-economic data and to develop research skills.

The UK Data Service hosts the UK’s largest collection of UK and international social and economic research data. The Service is widely used by research students to access data, to obtain support and for advice on how to manage and share data.

The Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) manages four British cohort studies: the 1958 National Child Development Study, the 1970 British Cohort Study, Next Steps and the Millennium Cohort Study.

CLOSER supports the use of longitudinal research.  Key resources include reading lists and summaries of findings, and a search platform to help find out what data has been collected across all eight studies in the CLOSER partnership.

Understanding Society is a major longitudinal survey of around 40,000 UK households. The site contains information on the survey, as well ad research articles, reports and policy briefings based on this survey.

The Administrative Data Research Network enables accredited researchers to access securely held de-identified linked administrative data for research that has potential to benefit society.

Census and Administrative data LongitudinalL Studies Hub promotes and supports ONS LS, SLS and NILS datasets which hold up to 40 years of individual-level data including census and linked administrative data.

The National Centre for Research Methods supports researchers in developing their research skills. It hosts an extensive database of research methods training courses. We encourage students to register with the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM).

Each service provides support and delivers training including joint training, and can be contacted if you are interested in bespoke training.  The services coordinate to support postgraduate research and to organise joint events.

The Skills and Careers page on the ESRC website provides links to ESRC Media Training, the Peer Review Training Tool and the Impact Toolkit.