One-to-one appointments

The Researcher Development Programme offer one-to-one appointments in person, via Skype or via Zoom about any aspect of your research life at Surrey.

This includes: 

  • Managing your manager or supervisor
  • Presentation skills
  • Academic writing
  • Time management
  • Working in a research team
  • Preparing for conferences
  • Networking
  • Raising your profile
  • Managing a research project
  • Mock interviews
  • Planning for the future
  • Fellowship plans and research funding
  • Life as a doctoral student
  • Life as a research staff member
  • Any workshops on our list for distance or part time researchers
  • Viva or confirmation practice

Book a one-to-one appointment

To book please email This will require a short description of what you would like to talk about.  Please note: whenever possible, timings for these meetings will be arranged to fit with international time zones or the working patterns of part-time researchers. We do offer out of office hours appointments when necessary.

Careers advice

For one-to-one appointments with a careers adviser please see the careers and employability page.

New members of staff

All new members of early career research staff at the University are invited to meet with a member of the Researcher Development Programme team to discuss the opportunities and professional development available. Please email if you would like to set up such a meeting.

Contact us

Find us

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Researcher Development Programme
10 LB 05
University of Surrey