Skills development

Stirling Graduate School runs a range of training and skills development courses and workshops designed around the Vitae Researcher Development ‌Framework.

The framework has been developed by and for researchers working in higher education as an aid to planning, promoting and enhancing professional and career development. It articulates the knowledge, behaviours and attributes of successful researchers and encourages all researchers to realise their potential.

The Researcher Development Framework (RDF) is structured into four domains covering the knowledge, behaviours and attributes of researchers.  

Under each domain heading below is a list of our courses and workshops that have been mapped to the RDF (some courses map across more than one domain): 

Signing up for courses and workshops

Posgraduate Skills Week 

4-8 December 2017

In partnership with all faculties we run a week of activities focussing on skills for research students.  For more information please see our PGSW page.

Student and staff at the University can also access Lynda.com which is an online resource of training videos and tutorials for personal and professional development.

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Domain A: Knowledge and intellectual abilities

 

  • Nvivo Introduction
  • Academic Writing Workshop
  • Advanced search skills for various disciplines
  • Writing in the 1st Year of your PhD 
  • Writing in the 2nd Year of your PhD 
  • Writing in the 3rd Year of your PhD

 

Domain B: Personal effectiveness
  • ‌Writing in the 3rd Year of your PhD 
  • Project Management in the Real World
  • Project Risk Management
  • Advanced Project Management 
  • Developing your CV
Domain C: Research governance and organisation
  • Writing in the 1st Year of your PhD
  • Project Management in the Real World
  • Project Risk Management
  • Advanced Project Management 
  • Writing a Research Paper
  • Endnote
Domain D: Engagement, influence and impact
  • Academic Writing Workshop
  • Writing in the 1st Year of your PhD
  • Introduction to Vocal Skills
  • Project Management in the Real World
  • Writing a Research Paper
  • Effective Conference Presentations 
  • Writing for Publication (one-to-ones)

Signing up for courses and workshops

All sign up for SGS courses and workshops is carried out via Research Compass.  Log into the portal and your Compass page, once you've done your skills analysis you'll be able to sign up to courses under each of the 12 Vitae sub-domains.

 Upcoming Courses

Month Date Time Title
Oct 4 09:00 - 17:00 Induction
Oct 11 13:00 - 15:30 Preparing for Mentoring
Oct 11 16:00 - 17:00 Statistics 1
Oct 17 09:00 - 17:00 Academic Writing Workshop
Oct 30 10:00 - 12:00 Writing your First Research Paper
Oct 30 14:00 - 15:30 Advanced Search Skills for Arts & Humanities
Oct 31 14:00 - 15:00 Advanced Search Skills for Management
Nov 1 10:00 - 11:30 Meet your Officer Coffee Morning
Nov 1 16:00 - 18:00 Statistics 2
Nov 6 14:00 - 16:00 Writing your First Research Paper
Nov 7 09:30 - 11:30 Advanced Search Skills for Natural Sciences
Nov 7 14:00 - 15:30 Effective Conference Presentations
Nov 8 11:00 - 12:00 Advanced Search Skills for Health Sciences & Sport
Nov  10 13:00 - 16:30 Critical Thinking and the Art of Asking Questions: Developing Research Questions
Nov 15 11:00 - 12:30 EndNote Fundamentals
Nov 15 16:00 - 17:00 Statistics 3
Nov 20 10:00 - 16:00 Writing in 1st Year of PhD
Nov 22 14:00 - 15:00 Advanced Search Skills for Social Sciences
Nov 27 09:30 - 16:30 Nvivo Introduction - day 1
Nov 28 09:30 - 16:30 Nvivo Introduction - day 2
Nov 29 16:00 - 17:00 Statistics 4

For a full list of courses crrently available please visit Research Compass or click here

If you have any questions about sign up please call: 01786 466446 or email sgs@stir.ac.uk

Booking information

You are also advised to take advantage of the training available to you via the HR Development Centre – details available on the ‘Learning and Development’ Succeed pages.

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