Researcher Development Programme 2018 – 2019

Communicating your research and ideas in an appropriate way to different audiences is a vital skill, and one you will use throughout your research studies. These workshops help you develop your communication in writing, poster formats, presentations and public speaking as well as effective networking.


Social Media Boot camp: Sharing, Connecting & Metrics

Facilitator: Joanna Young

About the Workshop

This workshop is designed for researchers who are looking to develop their online presence and boost their career prospects through social media. There are now numerous channels available that can be used to amplify your research, promote an enterprising project and attract future employers. Each individual can now build their own online “brand” that friends, colleagues, collaborators and future employers can engage with. In addition, social networks can act as a valuable source of information and a personally tailored news feed.

The workshop is designed to cover a selection of mainstream social media tools that can be used to build your online brand. Short group exercises, case studies and the instructor’s personal experience will be included to illustrate key points.

  • Explore different types of content that researchers can experiment with
  • Learn what engages people online
  • Attract attention to your research
  • Understand what you post and what should you avoid
  • Manage your time on social media and optimise your engagement

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Introduction to Photoshop

Facilitator: Jordan Watson

About the Workshop

Get a basic awareness and learn the functions of Adobe Photoshop CS6 and on wards for design purposes.

  • Consider aesthetic when designing
  • Gain basic (and some advanced) Adobe
  • Photoshop CS6 understanding
  • Create, edit and manipulate research imagery
  • Design for print and online purposes

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