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Skills for Research

CADRE Events and Workshops

The Centre for Arts and Doctoral Reserach Excllence (CADRE) runs a series of workshops and events specifically designed to support arts research students throughout the year.

Researcher Development (RD)

Researcher Development is a comprehensive programme of workshops, events, support and resources. Knowledgeable and experienced tutors hold workshops on the techniques and tools to support research. Activities are organised to allow PGRs to apply their skills and develop a portfolio of experience.

ESRC Doctoral Training Centre training courses

A range of modules designed to support and develop research skills available to all students.

Wolfson Research Exchange

The Wolfson Research Exchange is a community space that offers peer support and a forum for interdisciplinary collaboration to all Warwick researchers

 Computing for Historians

Computing for Historians is an optional skills component which provides training in how to use IT and spreadsheet skills to enhance historical research. It teaches students how to use and manipulate access and excel databases, how to use access and excel to create databases to work on, how to create and select charts and tables to enhance written work, and how to find and utilise online and library resources, including tables and databases.

Postgraduate Researcher Enterprise Programme

The Postgraduate Researcher Enterprise Programme provides all postgraduate researchers with the knowledge and skills to help you create an impact, whatever their chosen career path. Students learn how to recognise opportunities and take practical action to make things happen, generate ideas, promote themself and their work, form networks and attract funding.

Resources and Techniques for the Study of Renaissance and Early Modern Culture

This programme provides specialist research training to doctoral students working on Renaissance and Early Modern subjects in a range of disciplines at universities across the UK and the rest of the world. The programme draws on the combined skills in electronic resources, archival sources, manuscripts, books, and images of the staff of the Warburg Institute and the University of Warwick. These are two of the major centres in Britain for the study of the Renaissance and the Early Modern period.

Undergraduate Research

The History Department encourages undergraduate students to be fully integrated into the research culture of the Department by participating directly in projects. The experience gained in producing, presenting and publishing research is invaluable for enhancing the student experience and for future employability.

Warwick ePortfolio

Research and personal development skills training is an integral part of research students' course of study, and that compiling evidence of such training and attainments will be valuable for students not only as a postgraduate researcher, but also in their post-study life, whether that is within or outside of academia. The ePortfolio is an innovative online tool designed to support students in their development as postgraduate researchers.