The MPLS Division co-ordinates courses for researchers on teaching, scientific writing, making presentations, engaging the public with your research, research integrity, and personal development, as well as a programme of events and courses on entrepreneurship, innovation and intellectual property.
These courses are designed to support your career and professional development, and you are entitled to a minimum of 10 days per annum for this. In addition to the courses we provide, there are also many opportunities available from other training providers in the University.
The MPLS Research Staff Forum
© John Cairns PhotographyThe MPLS Research Staff Forum (RSF) was set up in 2016. It is a committee that meets termly, and it aims to represent the needs of research staff at a divisional level.
The RSF discusses issues raised from a departmental level, and it contributes to debates on institutional and external research staff initiatives, such as eligibility for training, or the drafts of the Researcher Development Concordat.
The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers
The Concordat is an agreement between the major funders and employers of researchers in the UK. It sets out the expectations and responsibilities of researchers, their managers, employers and funders. You can find further information about it on the Vitae website. In the light of this Concordat, the University developed the University’s Code of Practice for the employment and career development of research staff.
Training and development courses
Browse our current MPLS Researcher Training and Development course programme
Webinar: Engaging with policy makers - can your research influence policy? 20 April
23 March 2023
NIHR are hosting this webinar for researchers to explain the important areas to consider when engaging with and sharing research knowledge with policy makers.
Learn about Public Engagement with Research at your own pace
10 March 2023
For busy researchers keen to get a primer on the basics of public engagement with research, we have created a new online course that you can complete whenever suits.