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.



08-Sep-2310.00 - 13.00MINI Writing Retreat - Virtual
11-Sep-2310.00 - 12.00Mentorship Training - In Person
18-Sep-2310.00 - 13.00MINI Writing Retreat - 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 International

Digital tools for your professional and personal development

  • Global networking
  • Research tools
  • Online profile
  • Collaborations and impact.

23 Things international is a unique collaboration between universities around the world, offering participants fantastic opportunities to build their network, develop skills with research tools, and establish their professional profile. With partner institutions in Europe, Australasia and Africa, we draw on global expertise and connect you with other researchers in your field.

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. We also have a vibrant participant community through our website forum and ‘pods’ of researchers with related research interests.

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. Most of the ‘Things’ invite you to complete a short task or to discuss a topic with your pod.

The programme runs from March-June each year. Please see the 23ThingsInternational website for updates and full details.