Early career researcher workshops

To meet the development and training needs of early career researchers and research staff we offer a bespoke programme.  

Please be aware: researcher development workshops are now being offered in two formats: in person and virtual.  Please ensure that you check whether you can attend an in-person workshop at the time of your booking, and if you subsequently cannot attend the please remember to cancel your booking.

Being an early career researcher at Surrey: The unofficial guide

As well as the following workshops, training and events, you can also get involved with:

Workshops and training schedule

For more details and to register for any of these events, please email rdp@surrey.ac.uk

View a full list of the learning and development opportunities available to all staff on SurreyNet.


24-Aug-2210:00 - 12:00Introduction to Web of Science - Virtual
24-Aug-2210:00 - 17:00Writing Retreat - Virtual


05-Sep-2210:00 - 13:00MINI Writing Retreat - Virtual
15-Sep-2214.30 - 15.30The Brilliant Club Information Session - Virtual: Book here
19-Sep-2210.00 - 12.30Mentorship - In Person
20-Sep-2210:00 - 17:00Writing Retreat - Virtual
20-Sep-2212.30 - 13.30Bright Club: Presentation Skills Plus - Virtual
22-Sep-2211.00 - 12.00Virtual Careers Express: CV Writing - Virtual
29-Sep-2212.00 - 13.00Virtual Careers Express: Effective Job Search Strategies - Virtual
30-Sep-2210.00 - 11.00Plan It Do It - Virtual
30-Sep-2210.00 - 12.30Writing Cafe - In Person


05-Oct-2210.00 - 13.00Mini Writing Retreat - Virtual
06-Oct-229:45 - 16:00NVivo Two Day Workshop Day 1 of 2 - Virtual
07-Oct-229:45 - 16:00NVivo Two Day Workshop Day 2 of 2 - Virtual
17-Oct-2210.00 - 17.00Writing Retreat - Virtual
24-Oct-2210.00 - 12.00Mentorship - Virtual
24-Oct-2214.00 - 16.00New to Research?  How the Library can help - Virtual
26-Oct-2210.00 - 12.00Poster Presentations - Virtual
28-Oct-2209.00 - 10.00Plan It Do It - Virtual


01-Nov-2210.00 - 17.00Writing Retreat - Virtual
02-Nov-2211.00 - 13.00Writing Critically - Virtual
03-Nov-2210.00 - 12.30Writing Cafe - In Person
04-Nov-2210.00 - 12.00Introduction to the Web of Science - Virtual
07-Nov-2210.00 - 17.00Writing Retreat - Virtual
08-Nov-2214.00 - 16.00Introduction to EndNote - virtual
09-Nov-2211.00 - 13.00Writing Coherently - Virtual
15-Nov-2211.00 - 13.00Writing Concisely - Virtual
16-Nov-2210.00 - 17.00Writing Retreat - Virtual
17-Nov-2209.30-12.00Research Funding: The Basics - In Person
18-Nov-2210.00 - 12.30Writing Cafe - In Person
21-Nov-2214.00 - 16.00Introduction to Scopus - Virtual
24-Nov-2210.00 - 12.00Presentation Skills Essentials - Virtual
24-Nov-2210.00 - 12.00Writing Critically - In Person
28-Nov-2214.00 - 16.00Presentation Skills in Practice - In Person
29-Nov-2210.00 - 12.00Writing Coherently - In Person
29-Nov-2211.00 - 12.00Plan It Do It - Virtual
30-Nov-2210.00 - 17.00Writing Retreat - Virtual
30-Nov-2209.45 - 16.00NVivo Two Day Course: Day 1 of 2 - In Person


01-Dec-2209.45 - 16.00NVivo Two Day Course: Day 2 of 2 - In Person
06-Dec-2210.00 - 12.00Poster Presentations - Virtual
06-Dec-2210.00 - 12.00Writing Concisely - In Person
12-Dec-2210.00 - 13.00Mini Writing Retreat - Virtual
13-Dec-2210.00 - 11.00Plan It Do It - Virtual
14-Dec-2210.00 - 12.00Editing - Virtual


12-Jan-239:45 - 16:00NVivo Two Day Workshop Day 1 of 2
13-Jan-239:45 - 16:00NVivo Two Day Workshop Day 2 of 2
24-Jan-2313.00 - 15.00Mentorship - Virtual


Workshop descriptions

Read the workshop descriptions to find out more.

Career development

Communication and dissemination

Research funding

Research leadership and management

Public engagement and impact

23 Things

Digital tools for your professional and personal development

23 Things international is a unique collaboration between universities at opposite poles, offering participants fantastic opportunities to build their network, develop skills with research tools, and establish their professional profile. The Universities of Otago, Victoria Wellington and Surrey invite you to explore some amazing connections. 

Our aim is for this course to suit researchers at different stages of their careers, including doctoral researchers, early career researchers and supervising academics. Whether you’re looking for project management tools, careers coaching, or a refresher in new apps and websites, there will be something for you. With the right support and community discussion, this should be valuable for everyone from beginner to expert.

The course consists of 23 ‘Things’, each of which is a useful tool or technique that you may not have encountered before, or may want to develop further. We release a blog post each week with two new Things (plus a couple of break weeks), so you can work through them to a simple regular timetable, or at your own pace. Most of the Things invite you to complete a short task to trial or reflect on the tools. By the end of the course we hope you will have your own professional academic website and profile, as well as hands-on experience with the tools discussed.

Learn more on the 23 Things website.

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Researcher Development Programme
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