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Angel Productions logoAngel Productions 

Angel Productions are the makers of The Good Viva Video, The PhD Survival Video, and a series of other videos to support doctoral students and their supervisors, used in over 80UKinstitutions and internationally. 

We are also available for bespoke video production for the HE sector.  We make professional quality videos and DVDs on modest budgets. 

Recent coproduction partners and clients have includedUCL, Birkbeck, the Open University and Royal Holloway.

More about Angel Productions: http://www.angelproductions.co.uk


Twitter: @AngelProds


The British Council and Euraxess UKBritish-Council

We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.Euraxess Logo

We work with more than 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, the English language, education and civil society. Last year, we reached more than 80 million people directly and 791 million people overall, including online, through broadcasts and publications.

The British Council is the Euraxess Bridge Head Organisation for the United Kingdom in partnership with The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion is a unique pan-European initiative delivering information and support services to professional researchers. Backed by the European Union, member states and associated countries, it supports researcher mobility and career development, while enhancing scientific collaboration between Europe and the world

EURAXESS UK is a British Council managed hub which aids researchers in their career development, job search, supporting mobility and acting as a mechanism for researchers moving abroad or moving to the UK. For more information visit www.euraxess.org.uk or follow us on twitter www.twitter.com/EuraxessUK.


The Charlesworth GroupThe Charlesworth Group

The Charlesworth Group, via Charlesworth Author Services, is a trusted provider of expert language editing, pre-publication support services and author education to researchers, academic institutions and publishers worldwide. In collaboration with Universities and Institutions we deliver on-site training workshops and webinars in publication and academic writing aimed at Early Career Researchers and graduate students (MSc and PhD). Our courses are carefully structured to provide training in a measured and incremental way, with clear learning outcomes and a focus on developing the transferable skills of the participants.

Find out more about our researcher education by visiting:


Email: helpdesk@cwknowledge.com

LinkedIn: Charlesworth Author Services

Twitter: @CWGAuthors



Epigeum is a leading provider of online courses that support the core activities of universities and colleges in four areas: teaching and development, research, studying, and support and wellbeing. Founded at Imperial College London in 2005, Epigeum has been part of Oxford University Press since 2015.

Each interactive, online course is developed through a unique process of global collaboration between world-class subject experts, partner institutions, and in-house specialists. The course is then made available to higher education institutions on a subscription basis – making consistent, cost-effective training achievable for all.

Born digital, each programme delivers active learning experiences that are rich, coherent, and memorable – advancing the careers of your academic and professional staff, students, and researchers.



Inkpath is a skills and career development platform developed at and spun out of the University of Oxford. Institutions use our platform to provide bespoke career development opportunities and pathways to their researchers, benefiting from rich data, and researchers use Inkpath to develop a granular, verified career profile they can take with them wherever they go.



Nature ResearchNature_Research

Partner with Nature Research to maximize your academic impact, communicate your achievements, forge collaborations and attract the best talent. 

Maximise your academic impact and support your researchers by providing Nature Masterclasses training, or paper and grant proposal editing via Nature Research Editing Service. 

Communicate your achievements by creating custom science communication, such as a video about your area of research with Nature Video, or advertising across Nature Research print and digital products. 

Forge collaborations and demonstrate leadership by sponsoring your own Nature Conference or Nature-branded editorial content, such as a Nature Outlook. 

Attract the best talent using the leading scientific jobs board from Nature Jobs, or by meeting prospective candidates at the Nature Jobs Career Expos. 

For more information about the partnership opportunities available from Nature Research, visit partnerships.nature.com/institutional-partnerships 


PhD ManagerPhD Manager

PhD Manager is a comprehensive and time-saving solution for postgraduate researchers, supervisors and graduate schools. Keeping information in one place, it streamlines the process of supervision meetings, progression monitoring, examinations management, and reporting. 

PhD Manager supports training organisers in managing training and development events with online event calendars and booking. Postgraduate researchers can use the PhD Manager training needs analysis and planning tool to reflect on their development objectives and share their plans with their supervisors. PhD Manager’s development log enables postgraduate researchers to compile a comprehensive record of all training and development in one place.  

PhD Manager is part of Haplo, a comprehensive research management solution that supports researchers and professional services teams at every stage of the research lifecycle. Haplo’s Ethics Monitor solution can be used in conjunction with PhD Manager to monitor ethical approval of postgraduate research. 



The overall project aim is to bring Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) into the linked up global world to promote mutual learning and collaboration in RRI. This will be achieved by the formation of the global RRING community network and by the development and mobilisation of a global Open Access RRI knowledge base. RRING will align RRI to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a global common denominator.


SAGE CampusSAGE Campus

SAGE Campus is a series of online data science courses created by social scientists specifically for social scientists. We’ve worked with world-leading data science institutes to create courses tailored to the needs of social science research, ensuring they are of the trusted SAGE quality, up to date, and rigorous. Universities, colleges, governmental departments and other organisations use our online courses to give their students, faculty, staff and researchers the skills they need to work with big data and new computational methods. 

SAGE Campus is the first product launched by SAGE Publishing’s Ocean initiative, which aims to help social scientists navigate vast data sets and work with new technologies. Our hope is that our work will help to make it easier for social researchers to work with big data and new technology in order to advance our understanding of the world. 



The Scientific Editing CompanyScientific Editing logo

Electv is the training division of The Scientific Editing Company (www.SciEditCo.com) and we specialise in providing training (both offline and online) for PhD students and researchers on publishing, research communication, enterprise and other key transferable skills. We offer over 18 different workshops and they are informed by our own academic research experience and from working with students and staff in a range of institutions around the UK and Europe. Our workshops are very popular with participants and each workshop can be tailored to different groups and subject areas on request. We also host the annual ReCon conference in Edinburgh each year which focuses on research communication and careers.




Founded in 2015, Skillfluence has a mission to do our part to advance academic discovery and the commercialisation of research. We do this by creating and delivering in-person and online training and development programmes that equip university staff and researchers with essential professional and personal skills, empowering them to reach the highest levels of success, achievement and professional fulfilment. We identify best in class tools and methods and tailor them to meet the unique needs of academics and researchers. We then incorporate sector-specific elements, resulting in programmes perfectly suited for their area of focus or research.

Skillfluence design and deliver training and programmes for universities, CDT’s, research centres, innovation centres, business accelerators and EPSRC Project Leads.  Programme participants often include academics, university staff (professional and technical), PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, master students, early career researchers, graduate interns, entrepreneurs and researchers and scientists working in industry. We commonly work with researcher and professional development contacts within Universities to deliver training programmes tailored to academic staff, researchers and PHD’s.



"SkillsForge “Transforming the HE student journey through operational excellence.”

SkillsForge, which was developed at the University of York, is a software as a service solution for universities across the globe.  Available on any modern browser anywhere in the world, SkillsForge fully supports the student journey from application to examination,  The journey is underpinned by functionality to perform skills assessment against any framework, development needs analysis, fully automated course recommendation, booking, and management and comprehensive development activity tracking and recording.

Through its embedded CMS and customisable forms, workflows, notifications and roles based access control SkillsForge is able to meet any requirement supporting the student journey and can be fully customised to look and feel exactly the way a university wants.  Utilising a number of technical strategies SkillsForge integrates easily with other core university systems to provide 2-way data integration and supports single sign on."


Taylor & Francis GroupTaylor and Francis logo

With support and tips on writing, choosing a journal, peer review, making an impact and more, discover Taylor & Francis Author Services to support the researchers you work with.  

Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life. As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, ebooks and reference works our content spans all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Science, and Technology and Medicine. 

Follow us on Twitter: @tandfauthorserv 


UK Research Staff Association (UKRSA)UK Research Staff Association UKRSA logo

The UK Research Staff Association (UKRSA) was established in 2010 to provide a collective voice for researchers at Higher Education Institutions across the UK

UKRSA is supported by, and works closely with, Vitae. It aims to empower research staff to take control of their own careers and contribute to policy.

What we do is:

  • support local and regional research staff associations and networks 
  • contribute to national policy, through active representation on committees and steering groups, and by advising Vitae
  • interact directly with research funding bodies
  • provide a UK voice on the International Consortium for Research Associations (ICoRSA) 
  • provide resources such as our Guide to Research Staff Associations 
  • undertake and report on research projects into the impact of Research Staff Associations and postdoctoral funding
  • engage members of research staff in their professional and career development