Research and training information

Here is some useful information and links to websites that may be of interest and assistance to you during your research degree study.


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Student enterprise and career development
At London Met, we have direct links to business and enterprise. This gives our students important opportunities to practice and apply their skills and knowledge.

Library Support for Researchers
This webpage provides information for academic staff and researchers about a wide range of library and information services at London Met.

Our award-winning student enterprise programme offers regular workshops, a Meet the Entrepreneur series, an annual business plan competition, work experience with start up businesses, and support for students and graduates to create and grow new ventures.

University researchers and the job market
A practical career development resource for researchers. It is intended to offer support and encouragement to researchers who are considering their next career move, either inside or outside of academia.

The publication is available to download as a complete document or as separate volumes:

  • Volume I - The Career Plan (Making Choices; Identifying Skills; Career Direction; Researching Options; Building Academic Networks)
  • Volume II - The Effective Job Selection Package (Making Applications; Interviews; Assessment Centres)
  • Volume III - The Support (Visiting the University Careers Service; Making the most of Human Resources)

Careers in research
Careers in Research hosts an on-line suite of stories providing an insight about life as a researcher and the different career paths which researchers take. The stories feature researchers from all seven Research Councils and cover a broad range of disciplines.

How to give an effective Conference Paper
Five tips to impress your audience and get the most out of your presentation.

10 ways to make the most of your time as a PhD student
Here are some tips to make the most of your time as a postgraduate. Being smart about how you approach things is key, especially if you aren’t sure whether you want to stay in academia.

Entrepreneurship 101
Entrepreneurship 101's online lectures walk you through the process of starting a business. Sessions include: Building a Business Model; Raising Money; and The Pitch.

Research at the British Library
The British Library offers a range of support for researchers, including special training days and research visits, digitised collections, archival sound collections, and an integrated catalogue.

The School of Advanced Study, University of London
The School of Advanced Study, University of London, draws on its research and teaching expertise to provide programmes of tailored research and skills training. These support researchers in their wider preparation for careers in academia and elsewhere. Most of the School's training is available to postgraduate students across the UK and much of it is free of charge.

ReStore - A Sustainable Web Resources Repository
The delivery of technology-enhanced learning is of increasing relevance to the training and development of researchers in the social sciences. Online resources not only provide a valuable personal development resource for researchers unable to participate in face-to-face training, but also provide an important repository of social science knowledge.

Intellectual Property

JISC Copyright & IPR Infomation

European Patent Office

Cap & Gown Learning on a Shoestring Budget

Times Higher Education

Enternships is a portal for entrepreneurial work placements, which connect students and graduates to start-ups and small businesses around the world.

Online research methods courses

National Centre for Research Methods: training courses and events

EURAXESS UK - Support for Researchers
This website provides information and advice for researchers wishing to come to the UK and for those looking for jobs in research abroad.

The Thesis Whisperer
The Thesis Whisperer is a blog newspaper dedicated to the topic of doing a thesis and is edited by Dr Inger Mewburn, Director of research training at the Australian National University.

The Conversation
This website is an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public.

Made with the British Library
Here you can meet some of the researchers who have been inspired by the abundance of resources at the British Library.

ebooks & Toolkits

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