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Training opportunities in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Transferable Skills Training

In addition to the provision offered by the Faculty, transferable skills training aimed specifically at Humanities and Social Science postgraduates is provided through a School-wide programme of courses and events which run throughout the academic year. Skill areas covered by these courses include:

  • Presentation Skills
  • Communication Skills (‘Communicating your Research’)
  • Writing Skills (’Starting to Write for your PhD’ and ‘Editing your Academic Writing’)
  • Preparation for the Viva (‘Completing your PhD’)
  • Publishing (‘Getting Published Successfully’)
  • Research Skills (‘Starting your PhD’)
  • Grant Writing Skills (‘How to Write a Research Grant’)

For up-to-date details of the skills training available to you please consult the transferable skills pages of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences website: look under ‘Information for Students.’ Alternatively, if you have a specific query, contact Matthew Lane, the Postgraduate Skills Training Officer for the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

The School website has recently been updated to include pages on transferable skills training for (separately) postgraduates and postdocs. Skills areas covered for postgraduates include:

  • Project Management (‘Planning and Managing a Research Project’)
  • Effective Reading (‘Speed Reading’)
  • Time Management (‘Time Management’)
  • Stress Management (‘Emotional Resilience’)

These can be accessed from the School homepage as follows: