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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

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

Check out the On Track schedule for upcoming Write Here, Write Now events, focused working sessions that helps you manage your time better and increase your productivity - focus on your work and then take scheduled breaks with other postgrads!

Ask A Postgrad

Have a question about postgrad life or postgrad study? Ask our Postgrad Mentors via the Ask A Postgrad online peer-support platform.

On Track

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

Academic Writing Station

Regular drop-in sessions to support your academic writing. Held weekly during term 3 in the Co-creation space.


Join one of our networking workshops 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.