Researcher development programme
The Researcher Development Programme (RDP) provides a range of training and development opportunities for research staff and postgraduate research students at London Metropolitan University.
Courses are available for all levels of experience from established and advanced researchers to new researchers.
The courses are designed to support researchers in developing a full range of transferable professional, personal, research, and career skills and knowledge.
The Programme offers a range of courses in four domains:
Knowledge and Intellectual Abilities - the knowledge, intellectual abilities and techniques needed to carry out research
Personal Effectiveness - the personal qualities, and career and self-management skills needed to take ownership of and engage in professional development
Research Governance and Organisation - the knowledge of the standards, requirements and professional conduct needed for the effective management of research
Engagement, Influence and Impact - the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage with, influence and impact on the academic, social, cultural, economic and broader context
London Metropolitan University's Researcher Development Programme is based on the Researcher Development Framework and Statement.
This Framework is a progression of the Joint Skills Statement and supports the implementation of: the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers; the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education Code of Practice for Postgraduate Research Programmes; and the Roberts’ recommendations for researchers.
Contact the Academic Liaison Librarian team to discuss how they can support your research in areas such as current awareness, utilising reference management software, or with other information skills. Also, take a look at our Library Matters portal for additional support.
Writing Group/s for Research Students
Setting aside regular blocks of time to write in the company of others can provide focus, inspiration, and - most importantly - writing! CELT is available to assist those wishing to establish such a group. We can discuss with you the kind of support that would be most beneficial - e.g., guidance, facilitation, dedicated space - and we invite you to contact us to take your ideas further.
Elsevier Publishing Campus is free on-line platform which has been developed with Early Career Researchers and Postgraduate Research Students in mind. It has lots of useful information on publishing and research skills together with related webinars and forums.
Events at the British Library
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The UK Data Service is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to meet the data needs of researchers, students and teachers from all sectors, including academia, central and local government, charities and foundations, independent research centres, think tanks, and business consultants and the commercial sector.
The UK Data Service organises a number of live webinars on different topics and for different audiences.
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CONUL (Ireland's Consortium of National & University Librarie) has developed an open access training package on Bibliometrics and Research Impact