In this section you can find a comprehensive collection of useful resources to aid your researcher development. This includes helpful documents from our facilitators and research organisations including Vitae and RCUK.

Researcher Development:

2019-20 Programme Booklet PDF

Download the Researcher Development Programme 2019-20 PDF.

Researcher Development Framework

Discover Vitae’s framework for researcher development.

Using the Framework

Consider how you can use the Vitae Researcher Development Framework.

Researcher Perspective

Hear how researchers use the Researcher Development framework.

Framework Lenses

Re-frame your development through the framework lenses.

Introduction to the RDF (Video)

Watch this introductory guide to the Researcher Development Framework.

Public Engagement:

Writing for a Non-Specialist Audience

Download this guide on writing for a lay audience.

Engaging the Public

Find out more tips on how to engage the public as a researcher.

The Engaging Researcher

Read Vitae’s publication on public engagement for researchers.

Techniques & Approaches

Learn from the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement.

Top Tips

Useful tips for public engagement offered by University of Southampton.

PEARL Website

Find out more about Public Engagement for All Researchers at Lincoln.

Teacher Training:

Introduction & Planning

Our training slides offering insights into planning for active learning.

Large Group Teaching

Resources to help you get to grips with teaching to large groups.

Students Assessment & Feedback

Helpful tips for assessing and giving feedback to students.

Supporting Distressed Students

Find out more about signposting and aiding distressed students.

LALT Resources

See resources offered by the Lincoln Academy of Learning & Teaching.

The Brilliant Club

Get involved with The Brilliant Club and explore their initiatives.

Ethics & Integrity

Ethics Application System

LEAS is to be used by all PGRs to seek a favourable opinion before conducting any research.

PGR Ethics Training Slides

Resources to help introduce you to the ethical considerations and process during your research.

Research Ethics & Governance Resources (Portal)

Visit the Research Ethics & Governance portal site to find more useful resources and documents.

External Resources:

Vitae Resources

Vitae is the global leader in supporting the professional development of researchers, experienced in working with institutions as they strive for research excellence, innovation and impact. Although the practicalities of doing a doctorate differ to some extent by discipline and institution, Vitae offer general advice on various aspects of doing and doctorate and how to access further support and guidance. Refer to your institution for specific guidance on the requirements for your doctoral programme.

UKRI Guidelines

UK Research and Innovation works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish. We aim to maximise the contribution of each of our component parts, working individually and collectively. We work with our many partners to benefit everyone through knowledge, talent and ideas. Further resources can be found on their site.

LinkedIn Learning

Researchers at the University of Lincoln now also have access to LinkedIn Learning. The site hosts a comprehensive suite of online tutorials, lectures and workshops. This development-focused arm of LinkedIn is a leading learning platform designed to help anyone develop skills for personal, professional or academic gain. You have access to the entire video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by industry experts – with more than 5,700 courses and 255,000 video tutorials.