Welcome to the University of Leeds Research Staff Development pages.
The Research Staff pages are currently being updated. A new site with details of development open to researchers will appear here in early 2018.
To access courses currently available click on one of the links below:
- Are you ready?
This part looks at the person; it is a critical review of your CV and research history. By comparing yourself to your peers you will determine if you are at the right stage in your career to consider applying for funding. Looks at the different types of application you can make as a member of research staff at Leeds.
- What funders want and opportunities in your area
What do funders want from applicants? Does your research fit with their priorities? These sessions are normally run in conjunction with your Faculty facing team. The session includes a look at the Research Council priority areas and strategic themes to identify current schemes, it includes non-Research Council funders where appropriate. Includes an introduction to Research Professional.
- Costing and finance
An overview of the University’s procedure for grant applications, the use of KRISTAL and your faculty research office. Covers the pre and post award processes. How to cost an application, what goes where in an application.
- Principles of Writing a Competitive Grant Proposal
Are you considering taking a good idea and turning it into a Grant Proposal? This one day workshop is suitable for research staff wanting to submit an application for standard grant funding. It is essential that you have an idea for a possible funding application, this course will NOT help you to come up with an idea.
- Writing for Publication: a 12 week course – Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine
- How to Read a Research Article – Business, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
- Getting Published in Business, Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Everyone has a unique combination of skills, talents, and knowledge – also known as strengths. This workshop helps you identify your individual strengths using the popular Gallup StrengthsFinder assessment. We look at your strengths report, what these strengths mean and how they can help you become more effective, productive and engaged. We also look at how your strengths can be useful when you are job searching or looking for a career change.
- Business Model You
Would you like to take a different approach to planning your career? Would you like to explore what makes you tick and the types of careers you might be best suited to pursue. This course shows you how to use the methodology set out in the book ‘Business Model You’ to make decisions about your career. The idea behind the Business Model You method is very simple. You can apply the same entrepreneurial techniques to plan our career that a business would use improve how it operates. Once you’ve mapped your business model you can redesign it and use it to help you change what we do to better suit our skills, values and aspirations.
- Career Architect
Are you looking for a change in career? Do you have less than one year on your current contract? The Career Architect programme has been designed to support people working in all disciplines and currently considering a range of career options beyond academic research. It combines coaching and informal small-group workshops to help you kick-start your career change.
Springboard is an award-winning three-month personal development programme designed especially for women. It has been created to enable women to achieve greater recognition and influence and to fulfil their potential in both their work and personal lives.
- Effective Research Student Supervision: The Role of the Internal Examiner. This course is for staff new to the role of the internal examiner of research degrees at Leeds and must be completed by an individual before they can act as an internal examiner. This includes making sure that: the internal is clear about their equality with the external; the viva process is fair for all students, consistent across the university and challenging.
Researcher@library – a link to training from the Library
If you have any questions or suggestions for additional training workshops please contact Dr Emma Spary (0113 3436098)
This page is maintained by Dr Emma Spary. Please contact Emma if you have any questions. Last updated 21/12/2017