Centre for Academic Practice

Courses and Workshops

Each of the courses below are colour coded to indicate the providing Professional Service; please use the email addresses below if you require further information or have a specific enquiry.

CN  Careers Network pgrtraining@lboro.ac.uk 
CAP  Centre for Academic Practice cap@lboro.ac.uk
ENT  Enterprise Office cap@lboro.ac.uk
LIB  Library libraryresearchsupport@lboro.ac.uk
RO  Research Office cap@lboro.ac.uk
GLE Glendonbrook Centre cap@lboro.ac.uk
OD Organisational Development od@lboro.ac.uk
DC Doctoral College pgrtraining@lboro.ac.uk


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Brief Description

Provided by

Academia and Enterprise

An overview of Enterprise and how it relates to the work of an academic.


Communicating your Research to a Wider Audience

Engaging non-specialists when presenting or writing about your research.


Embedding Ethical Thinking in Research and Teaching

Addresses the role of ethical thinking within academic practice: ethical principles in research; conveying ethical thinking to students; ethical practice in teaching.


Fundamentals of PhD Supervision A and B (Two parts)

Explores how to support research students to have an excellent experience at Loughborough and complete a PhD satisfactorily; includes discussion with several senior and experienced members of staff.


Introduction to Research at Loughborough

For research staff new to the institution or their role; this course will provide participants with a good overview of the support that is available for researchers throughout the different stages of the research cycle, and allow participants to reflect on their research and career development needs.


Planning for Impact from your Research

This session explores the wide range of ways that academic research can create impact outside academia. This ranges from cultural impact, policy impact, to commercialisation activities.


Managing Research Projects

Addresses different elements of effective research project management at Loughborough, from Research Office, Research Finance, People and Organisational Development, to external stakeholders.


Writing Successful Research Grant Proposals

Practical advice about funding opportunities and how to apply.


Developing your Publication Strategy

Getting your research published for maximum impact. This session allows you to: reflect on why you are publishing and who you are trying to reach; consider the role of peer review; develop an overview of the role of metrics in measuring the impact of your research.


Working in the Current Research Environment

This session will provide an overview of the requirements and policies affecting researchers operating in the UK research environment, and enable staff to develop and refine strategies for dealing with these requirements


Managing Personal and Sensitive Data

This session will bring attendees up to date with the latest development s in the open access debate, such as RCUK policy, as well as providing an overview of different open access publishing routes (both green and gold) available to researchers at Loughborough University. 


Research data management 

This session examines the importance of managing your data effectively and how to express this in a data management plan.  It will also consider the issues of sharing and archiving data and how you can do this to meet funder requirements, as well as your own research needs.


Career Management

Career management ideas have developed over time to reflect a myriad of changes – sector make-up, economic climate, technological advances. Attending this workshop provides an opportunity to increase your self-knowledge which will support your career management in a turbulent labour market, ensuring you can make the most of opportunities that come your way.


Effective Job Applications (Academic and Industry)

Competition for both academic and industry jobs is ever increasing; therefore, making effective applications is essential.  In the workshop we will review basic CV writing tips, analyse an academic and/or industry sector job description and gain an understanding of how to ‘sell’ your skills and experience effectively in well-presented applications. 


Successful Interviews 

Learn how to increase your confidence and performance (and ultimately success) at interviews. Attending this workshop will provide an understanding of what recruiters seek, increase your awareness of your own interview style and improve your preparation for and performance at interviews and an opportunity to practice before facing an employer. 


Networking for Careers 

Networking works magically.  Creating good networks is essential to finding job opportunities and identifying career options.  People often lack confidence or knowledge to network effectively.  In this workshop we will investigate what networking is, uncover your personal networks and build confidence in initiating contact through practical activity. 


Marketing your Research Skills 

Do you recognise the value of your research skills to employers?  Marketing yourself appropriately is essential in today’s job market.  In this workshop we will recognise the value of self-knowledge to career management and increase your awareness of how to market yourself effectively in applications and at interviews. 


Time Management 

This session will help participants to: share experience to find out what makes effective time management a challenge; look at various models which may help you plan your time more effectively; consider the consequences of not being in control; develop strategies to help deal with identified obstacles to effective time management.


Understanding financial managment

This is a 2 day workshop aimed at any managers wanting to understand more about their financial management, specifically at Loughborough University. Open to all managers Grade 7 and above.


Project management in the real world

A full day introduction to the process of managing projects and the tools to assist in planning and tracking progress.   This course is intended to be immediately applicable to planning and managing academic and research projects as well as commercial or internal projects. It covers the theory and principles of project management within the context of any project management methodology.


Becoming More Resilient at Work     

This one-day programme is about becoming more resilient; it’s about developing our mental toughness at work. The event is open to all employees, but will be of particular benefit to people managing other people, those moving into more senior management positions in the future or those who have completed ILM Level 3. 



The Springboard programme is designed specifically for non-management women, but can be suitable for more senior women if they wish to take stock of their lives and take time out to consider their own goals and aspirations.


Working with the media to build a research profile

This is a one day workshop designed specifically for early career researchers who want to build their research profile in the non-specialised media. The trainers, ex-BBC journalists with decades of training experience, prepare exercises and interviews tailored for each participant's area of study.


Research Integrity Online

This programme, available to all researchers, provides guidance on how to build and maintain the highest possible professional standards as a researcher. Developed and hosted by Epigeum (part of Oxford University Press), you can work through the multimedia materials at your own pace.


Preparing for the role of a PhD Examiner

 This workshop aims to provide an overview of doctoral examinations, the role of the examiner, and recommendations for best practice.