Online Training & Resources

This aim of this page is to provide a range of links to useful and interesting materials and information. It is a work-in-progress and we aim to keep updating the links on a regular basis. If you know of any other links that could be shared here, please contact us and let us know...

Researcher training and employability
The Concordat

The Concordat is designed to lay out a framework for Researcher development. The current incarnation, revised in 2007, was drafted and signed by the UK Research Councils and Universities UK (and consequently, by membership of Universities UK, the University of Surrey).

Vitae is the UK organisation championing the personal, professional and career development of doctoral researchers and research staff in higher education institutions and research institutes. Vitae have developed the Researcher Development Framework, a “professional development framework for planning, promoting and supporting the personal, professional and career development of researchers in higher education”.

Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
The CBI works with government, the business community and education professionals on all aspects of education and skills in the UK.


University links
RES and RF
Research and Enterprise Support (RES) provide a range of services to support Research, Enterprise and Knowledge Transfer activities across the University. The Research Finance (RF) team is responsible for the provision of a comprehensive financial research support service to our academic staff and faculty administration at both pre-award and post-award stages. Based in one office, RES/RF is your one-stop-shop for all things related to projects, intellectual property, contracts etc.

Careers service
Based in the in the Philip Marchant building, next to the International Student Office, the careers service can help with a wide range of careers related issues.

IT Courses
Stumped by Sharepoint, worried about Word or finding Powerpoint problematic? Then you’ll be pleased to learn that IT Services still have spaces available on a range of courses designed to help you master computing. These courses are offered for staff and, as outlined in the PGR Handbook, are open to PG Researchers too. Contact IT Services to find out how to book your place.

University policies
The University policies provide information on a variety of subjects. For example, researchers may be interested in the Code on Good Research Practice and the Intellectual Property Code.


University initiatives
This is a programme of events and funding opportunities to stimulate Surrey’s interdisciplinary research. Through various different activities, MILES aims to initiate and foster projects that bring together academics from mathematics, engineering, computing and physical sciences with those from the life sciences, social sciences and beyond. 

SETsquared is a collaboration between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey which partners in enterprise activities and collectively supports the growth and success of new business opportunities through spin-outs, licensing and incubation.


Funding agencies
Research Councils UK (RCUK)
Research Councils UK (RCUK) is a strategic partnership of the UK Research Councils which are responsible for investing public money in research in the UK to advance knowledge and generate new ideas. RCUK provide links to the home pages of all the individual Research councils.

The Charity Commission for England and Wales
A register of all the charities based in England and Wales.

The Community Research and Development Information Service is the on-line gateway to European research and development, and is the official information source for publication of all calls for proposals regarding the EU Framework Programmes.
Publishing research-based funding opportunities and news about research policy on-line and through their subscription newsletter, Research Fortnight.


Research definition
Frascati definition of research

For University purposes, “Research” is defined by the conventions set out in the Frascati Manual, and covers three main areas: basic research, applied research and experimental development. A free copy of the Frascati manual is available for download from the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).


Public engagement
Cafe Scientifique
“A place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology.” Meetings held monthly in Guildford.

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