We offer 1:1 tutorials, drop-ins and workshops online to support the following skills:
The Writing Group for Research Students is an informal group that meets online on a monthly basis to discuss topics related to writing at doctoral level. Whether you've only just started your research or are in the writing up stages, all research students are welcome.
Meetings are normally held on Thursdays, 10am-12noon (UK time). Each session starts with a short workshop (1hr) followed by an hour of peer-to-peer writing feedback.
The Writing Circle is an informal writing session for PhD researchers and staff, providing an opportunity to share tips and
techniques with other writers and supporting you in meeting your writing goals.
The group meets fortnightly on Wednesdays 2pm-5pm (UK time)
Library and Learning Services deliver a number of workshops as part of the Doctoral College Researcher Development Programme.
Literature searching and referencing
Maths and Statistics
Creative approaches to your research
Copyright and research
Use your single-sign on account to access all electronic resources
A dedicated postgraduate room is available on the Lower Ground floor of the kimberlin Library, offering a quiet study space. Use your university student card to get access.
Support is available for a range of different referencing styles from our online referencing guide
RefWorks is a reference management software package that allows you to store references and create a bibliography or reference list in your document. See the RefWorks online guide for more information. An online course is available, and workshops delivered via our Open Programm and via the Doctoral College Researcher Development Programme.
Research data management (or RDM) is a term that describes the organization, storage, preservation, and sharing of data collected and used in a research project. It involves the everyday management of research data during the lifetime of a research project. It also involves decisions about how data will be preserved and shared after the project is completed (for example, depositing the data in a repository for long-term archiving and access). See our RDM guide for more information
PhD students can use DMU Figshare. This is a cloud-based data repository that supports multiple file formats.