I am writing to let you know about some of the training opportunities available to postgraduate researchers during 2012-13.
1. The Salford Postgraduate Research Training (SPoRT) programme
SPoRT is open to all PGRs and early career researchers across the university. Aligned with the Researcher Development Framework, it offers training on the following skills areas:
A. Knowledge and intellectul abilities: including information management, research analysis software such as NVivo and SPSS, and research methods such as interviews and focus groups.
B. Personal effectiveness: including Myers Briggs personality profiling, working in the UK, personal branding, effective job hunting, applications and CVs and other career development.
C. Research mangement and governance: including research ethics, IPR, progression points, project management and funding
D. Engagement, influence and impact: including conference presenting, getting published, social media for research, and translating research into practice.
The full programme and details of each session are available at:
You can sign up for individual sessions through an online booking system, bookings open a month in advance of the sessions taking place: http://www.pg.salford.ac.uk/obs/
2. Wordscope Workshops