Doctoral Academy Training Programme
Our training programme provides foundation and intermediate level training at key stages of your postgraduate research degree to ensure timely completion, generic skills development and increased future employability.
The Doctoral Academy Training Programme provides training in nine key areas. To find out more about the support available and to book on to a workshop, please visit the links below or visit the University's training catalogue.
Doctoral Academy Training Programme timetable
View the full timetable for the Doctoral Academy Training Programme (PDF).
All researchers at the University must complete both the University's research integrity training and the understanding export controls training.
The online Research Integrity Training will help you to understand your professional responsibilities as a researcher and will also provide practical advice on dealing with complex issues that can arise while planning, conducting and reporting your research.
The online Understanding Export Controls Training will ensure that you are aware of your export control obligations as a researcher at the University and will also introduce you to the University's Export Control Policy.
- First Year: Life as a PGR Student: Getting off to the Best Start
- First Year: Life in the Lab
- Final Year: Producing a High Quality PhD/MD Thesis
- Final Year: Surviving your PhD/MD Viva
- Research Integrity Training (online training)
- Skills Training (online training)
- Good Clinical Practice (online training)
- STEPS: A blog about PhD life (online resource)
- Academic writing: Introduction to writing a PhD/MD thesis (year one PGRs only)
- Academic writing: Writing a Continuation/Transfer Report (year one PGRs only)
- An Introduction to Academic Writing
- Shut Up and Write sessions (writing retreats)
- Academic writing support resource (online)
- Protecting your academic reputation (online plagiarism prevention resource)
- Academic phrasebank resource (online)
Academic English support
- Academic English and skills development resources and support from the University Language Centre (online)
- University Language Centre: Study English
- Basic Introduction to Statistics for the `non-statistician`
- Systematic Review Training
- Data Analysis Using R
- Statistics: Key Concepts (Basic): Overview
- Statistics: Key Concepts (Basic): Introduction to statistical concepts and terminology
- Statistics: Key Concepts (Basic): Summary statistics, measure of central tendency and variability
- Statistics: Key Concepts (Basic): Probability and distributions
- Statistics: Key Concepts (Basic): Estimation and confidence intervals
- Statistics: Key Concepts (Basic) Hypothesis testing
- My Learning Essentials: Statistics (interactive guide for beginners)
- Methods@Manchester: Survey and statistical methods
- Centre for Biostatistics - further information, resources and support
- Statistics Training for Researchers
- Creating interactive data visualisations with R and Shiny (IT Services)
- Statistics: Key Concepts - Further - online course
- methods@manchester: Survey and statistical methods
- Centre for Biostatistics - for further information, guidance and resources
- Critical Analysis of Research Papers
- Systematic Review Training
- Systematic Review Service from The University of Manchester Library
- Harnessing your Research Creativity
- Introduction to Research Project Management
- Research Ethics Application: University and NHS
- Introduction to Public and Patient Involvement
Teaching and Learning
- Foundations of Good Teaching
- Teaching opportunities for postgraduate research students
- Introduction to Teaching Opportunities for FBMH Postgraduate Research Students
- Graduate Teaching Assistant Online Teacher Training (online)
- Chairing sessions and seminars
- Giving Feedback (online resource)
- Leadership in Education Awards Programme (LEAP)
Social Responsibility and Public Engagement
- Getting the Most out of Research Conferences
- Successful Working Relationships in Research
- Time Management and Stress
- Communicating Effectively
- Communicating Assertively (online resource)
- Lone working out of the workplace (online training)
- A Step-by-Step Guide to Influencing Effectively (online resource)
- Difficult Conversations (online resource)
- Careers Support from The University of Manchester Careers Service
- Getting Ahead in Academia
- Networking and Collaboration
- Pure website - information and guidance about the University's research profile system
- Seven steps to a perfect Pure profile - online guide
- An Academic Career - website from the University Careers Service
- UMIP: The University of Manchester Intellectual Property
- Masood Enterprise Centre from The University of Manchester Alliance Manchester Business School
- Intellectual Property Office (IPO) Resources- intellectual property resources to support researchers in higher education
- IP Tutor (online course) - provides an introduction to intellectual property rights to ensure that you have a basic understanding of IP and can identify what patents, trademarks, copyright and design are and what they apply to.
- IP for Research - provides researchers with an understanding of IP in the context of the commercialisation of their research.
For more information about the Doctoral Academy Training Programme, please contact the Centre for Academic and Researcher Development (CARD)
Tel: 0161 275 1462
If training that you have completed doesn't show up on your training catalogue within a week of you completing it, please contact the training provider. Alternatively, you can let your administrator in the Doctoral Academy know and they will chase this with CARD.
If your Blackboard H&S modules (e.g. Health and Safety) still aren't showing five days after completion, please contact Alison Cox in the Doctoral Academy: email@example.com.