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Workshops and training for researchers

 Attendance at MRE sessions counts towards Postgraduate Researcher training hours.  Add details to your eProg record following our MRE_eProg_guide.pdf.

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Pure Data Portability

Wed 24 Jul 2019, 10:00 - 11:00

This 1 hour webinar will cover:

  • How to use the CV builder
  • Extracting your Pure data for use elsewhere
  • Data portability

Before attending this webinar, we recommend that you sign into Pure to check that you have access. To request access please email

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Shut up and write

We are running this event more than once on the following dates and times:

Wed 31 Jul 2019, 14:00 - 16:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Tue 13 Aug 2019, 10:00 - 12:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Tue 27 Aug 2019, 13:00 - 15:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more

Shut Up and Write is an event in which researchers come together for a fixed amount of time and write. During this time there is no talking, no internet, no reading just writing. It is a great way to carve out dedicated writing time and make progress on those thesis chapters, journal articles, or grant applications.

Whilst two hours doesnt sound like much, it is amazing what you can get done if you really focus. There will be short, scheduled breaks (with free tea, coffee and snacks) in between writing sessions of 25 minutes, to help keep you motivated and on-task.

The room will be open at least five minutes prior to the session. Please arrive early enough to allow yourself time to settle in before the session starts.

Dont forget your laptop!

Enhance your Public Speaking Skills using Improvisation Techniques

Wed 7 Aug 2019, 14:00 - 16:00

In this fully interactive workshop you will learn a range of improvisation techniques that will improve your confidence about public speaking and informal networking. Improvisation is a form of unscripted theatre that relies on heightened communication and creativity. Aside from performance, it can be also be used to promote teamwork, enhance presentation skills and ease social anxiety. We will focus on the application of improvisation for improving public speaking and networking skills, and will provide you with practical exercises to help you build confidence in communicating with a variety of audiences. Learn to be more present, feel confident speaking in any setting and embrace failure.

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