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Training and Resources


There are a number of training opportunities and resources available for MRes/PhD students. We have listed these below, and encourage you to read more and make use of them during the course of your study at our Department. As additional training opportunities become available, we will share them on this page.


Training opportunities for postgraduate research students are available through SkillsForge, (which can be found on the Current Student page for MRes/PhD students). SkillsForge enables researchers to find and book onto skills training available at the University through the Research Student Skills Programme or through the IT services.

Learn more about the SkillsForge.

RSE Training Resources

The University’s Scientific Computing service offers a range of training opportunities in various computer programming languages, which you may find useful.

Quantitative Economics Lectures

A series of lectures is available to view online on quantitative economic modeling.

Library Support

Our Economics Librarian, Helen Riley, is available for library drop-ins on Tuesday mornings, 10:00am-12:00pm in room S0.95. The room is near the Undergraduate Office on the ground floor. There is no need to make a booking for this, but if you would like to arrange an appointment in the Library at any other time, please contact Helen.

Helen can be contacted via email or telephone, 9:00 am — 5:30pm Monday to Thursday, and 9:00am — 4:30pm on Fridays.

Tel: 024 7657 2712

The general Library email address ( may also be used, and your enquiry will be dealt with by Academic Support colleagues, or passed on to the specialist.

Education Strategy and Joint Skills Initiative (ESJSI)

The ESJSI seeks to understand the breadth of student development opportunities at the University and suggest options for students to discover, record, and reflect on them. We know there is a huge variety of options at central and department level, but that they are difficult for students to navigate. ESJSI will both collate current opportunities and suggest a tool or platform that students can use to navigate offered activities and reflect on their experiences.

ESJSI have collated all activities offered by central professional services, which you can view here. There are approximately 730 different opportunities, everything from work experience bursaries to SSPS training and peer to peer writing support.