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.





11-Jan-2313.00 - 14.00Bright Club Training: Presentation Skills Plus - Virtual
12-Jan-239:45 - 16:00NVivo Two Day Workshop Day 1 of 2
12-Jan-2310.00 - 12.30Writing Café (in person) - 09LB05
13-Jan-239:45 - 16:00NVivo Two Day Workshop Day 2 of 2
23-Jan-2310.00 - 13.00MINI Writing Retreat - Virtual
23-Jan-2316.00 - 17.30Open Research for PGRs and ECRs - Virtual
24-Jan-2313.00 - 15.00Mentorship - Virtual
30-Jan-2314.00 - 15.30Copyright and licensing for research and teaching. Link - Eventbrite 


06-Feb-2310.00 - 13.00MINI Writing Retreat - Virtual
07-Feb-2311.00 - 13.00Writing Critically (In person)
08-Feb-2314.00 -16.00New to Research?  How the Library can help - Virtual
09-Feb-2309.00 - 11.00Presentation Skills Essentials - Virtual
10-Feb-2309.00 - 11.00Demonstrating in Laboratories - Virtual
13-Feb-2314.00 - 16.00MINI Writing Retreat - Virtual
17-Feb-2310.00 - 12.00Introduction to Web of Science - Virtual
20-Feb-2310.00 - 13.00MINI Writing Retreat - Virtual
20-Feb-2314.00 - 15.30Open Research: as open as possible, as closed as necessary. Eventbrite
21-Feb-2310.00 - 14.00Using Microsoft Word to Create a Template for Your Thesis - Virtual
22-Feb-2310.00 - 12.00Demonstrating in Laboratories - Virtual
22-Feb-2310.00 - 12.00Introduction to EndNote - Virtual
23-Feb-2310.00 - 12.00Writing Coherently (In person)
24-Feb-2310.00 - 12.30Writing café  - In person
27-Feb-2314.00 -16.00Editing - Virtual
27-Feb-2314.00 - 15.00Open Access at Surrey: OA publishing, repository, and your funders. Link - Eventbrite
28-Feb-2310.00 - 12.00Introduction to Scopus - Virtual
28-Feb-2311.00 - 13.00Writing Concisely (In person)


01-Mar-2311.00 - 13.00Writing for Broader Audiences - Virtual
06-Mar-2310.00 - 13.00MINI Writing Retreat - Virtual
06-Mar-2314.00 - 16.00Open Research module: live session - Virtual
08-Mar-2311.00 - 13.00Writing Critically - Virtual
09-Mar-2310.00 - 12.30Writing café  - In person
10-Mar-2310.00 - 11.00Introduction to Reference Management Software: What are your choices? - Virtual
13-Mar-2314.00 - 16.00Open Research module: live session. Link - Eventbrite
14-Mar-2310.00 - 12.00Editing - Virtual
14-Mar-2313.00 - 15.00Writing Coherently - Virtual
20-Mar-2310.00 - 13.00MINI Writing Retreat - Virtual
22-Mar-2311.00 -13.00Writing Concisely - Virtual
27-Mar-2314.00 - 15.00Open Access at Surrey: OA publishing, repository, and your funders.  Link - Eventbrite
28-Mar-239:45 - 16:00NVivo Two Day Workshop Day 1 of 2 - Virtual
28-Mar-2310.00 - 13.00MINI Writing Retreat - Virtual
28-Mar-2311.00 - 13.00Writing a Conference Abstract - Virtual
29-Mar-239:45 - 16:00NVivo Two Day Workshop Day 2 of 2 - Virtual




17-Apr-2310.00 - 13.00MINI Writing Retreat - Virtual
26-Apr-2310.00 - 13.00MINI Writing Retreat - Virtual


02-May-2310.00 - 14.00Using Microsoft Word to Create a Template for Your Thesis - Virtual  
03-May-2314.00 - 16.00Mentorship Training - Virtual
17-May-2310.00 - 12.00Poster Presentations - In person
17-May-2311.00 - 12.00Researcher Cafe - In Person
18-May-239:45 - 16:00NVivo Two Day Workshop Day 1 of 2 - Virtual
19-May-239:45 - 16:00NVivo Two Day Workshop Day 2 of 2 - Virtual
23-May-2310.00 - 12.00Presentation Skills Essentials - Virtual
23-May-2313.00 - 14.00Bright Club Training: Presentation Skills Plus - In Person
24-May-2311.00 - 13.00Writing with Impact for Broader Audiences - Virtual
31-May-2310.00 - 12.00Building Your Professional Network - In Person


06-June-2310.00 - 12.00Poster Presentations - Virtual
06-June-2313.00 - 15.00Presentation Skills in Practice - In Person
20-June-239:45 - 16:00NVivo Two Day Workshop Day 1 of 2 - In Person
21-June-239:45 - 16:00NVivo Two Day Workshop Day 2 of 2 - In Person


17-July-2314.00 - 16.00Presentation Skills Essentials - Virtual
18-July-239:45 - 16:00NVivo Two Day Workshop Day 1 of 2 - Virtual
19-July-239:45 - 16:00NVivo Two Day Workshop Day 2 of 2 - Virtual
19-July-2310.00 - 12.00Mentorship Training - Virtual




11-Sep-2310.00 - 12.00Mentorship Training - In Person


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.