Training Programme

Teesside University provides a suite of developmental programmes for researchers at all stages of their career. All our activities support the UK Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers and are aligned to Vitae’s Researcher Development Framework.  

As well as bitesize sessions we also have a number of intensive programmes to fast-track your research career. It is recommended that all researchers participate in the session Research Career Planning. 

For more information, download our 2020-21 Research and Enterprise Training Programme Brochure or search our Events Calendar.

Our Approach 

Our programmes take a blended approach to learning, with courses consisting of independent e-learning, webinars, peer mentoring, and guided tasks. Through an immersive approach to training and development, participants will be provided with a lively and supportive learning environment that encourages them to think and reflect on their own experiences and to develop new approaches, skills, and behaviours. Peer-to-peer learning is a central to our offer and is important in ensuring continued and sustainable learning for participants through the sharing of expertise, knowledge, and feedback.  

Our Offer

FOR ALL RESEARCHERS (from PhD to Professor), we have two programmes to support your professional development:

    • The Research and Enterprise Essentials Programmes consists of short bite size webinars to introduce you to new topics and resources. The programme includes sessions on: research induction, research ethics, careers and professional development, and research leadership.
    • The Research Methods and Design Programme (forthcoming) provides advice on research design, methods and methodologies, as well as guidance and support for interdisciplinary and collaborative working.

In addition to the above we also host a range of regular events and activities. These include:

    • monthly writing bootcamps to support thesis, publication and grant writing
    • online research funding cafes providing guidance on the latest calls and developments in research
    • seminars on specialist topics and areas of interest

FOR EARLY CAREER RESEARCHERS, we have three application-based online programmes to help you focus on a particular pathway and to fast-track your professional development:

FOR MIDDLE CAREER RESEARCHERS, our application-based MCR ELEVATE Programme supports researchers to take the next steps in their career providing support on collaboration, leadership, profile raising, and building a research team.

FOR SENIOR CAREER RESEARCHERS, we offer a tailored and targeted Research Leadership Roundtable consisting of a series of expert workshops to support you in leading a research group, team, or Centre. 

FOR POSTGRADAUTE RESEARCH DEGREE SUPERVISORS, we have designed a comprehensive programme to provide you with all the information you need to navigate TU processes and procedures and deliver high quality, effective, and responsible research supervision through our Effectice Postgraduate Research Supervision and Postgraduate Research Assessment and Examination Programmes.

For more information, download our 2020-21 Research and Enterprise Training Programme Brochure or search our Events Calendar.