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Skills and Peer Support

Two students talking in the Research Exchange with cups of coffee and a laptop

We offer and host a wide range of workshops and sessions to help you develop your academic and research skills. Past sessions have included peer-to-peer advice, Shut Up & Work groups, Write Here Write Now sessions, literature searching and effective researcher workshops.

Write Here, Write Now Online

Struggling to concentrate? Need to get some writing done without checking social media or making trips to the coffee machine?

Every Tuesday and Friday morning we run Write Here, Write Now Online, a focused working session that helps you manage your time better and increase your productivity - focus on your work and then take scheduled breaks with other postgrads!

On Track

We run the On Track skills programme to help with your academic writing and self-development.


Join our networking workshop designed to help you represent yourself and develop your networking techniques - or get some networking tips and advice from these online resources.

Peer Advice

Our postgrads and researchers share their tips and advice on skills development, good practices in academia and hosting research-led events. We also have resources and advice on how to network.


If you are a Postgraduate Research Student, you can also log some of our sessions in SkillsForge, contributing to your overall number of credits.

If you would like to see us arrange a specific skills development workshop, email with your suggestions.