Researcher training

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Support for individual Researchers

Vitae offers a wide range of support to individual researchers at all stages of their career.

PhD researchers can find help here with all stages of their doctorate, from planning a thesis to preparing for a viva.

We can help you explore your career options , find out what other researchers do and manage your professional development with our interactive online app

Applying for jobs? Find tips for CVs , applications and interviews .

Support for Vitae member institutions

Vitae membership offers a host of benefits to institutions and their researchers. Member institutions automatically receive a 10% discount on all training delivered by Vitae, as well as 24-hour access to our full library of off-the-shelf training resources for in-house delivery.

We offer programmes for researchers at all levels, from postgraduate to early career researchers, to those aspiring to leadership. We offer courses for managing research such as public engagement, IP and project management. We specialise in providing tailor-made programmes to suit specific requirements, just let us know what you want using our online enquiry form.

Looking to develop the capacity of your institution? We offer bespoke ‘Train the Trainer’ programmes for researcher developers at any career stage.

Learning and development case studies

Vitae specialises in the delivery of researcher development training, from short courses of up to two days to large-scale, multi-format training programmes.

Click below to find out more about the learning and development programmes we are delivering for researchers around the world:

La Caixa, Spain

POLONEZ, with the National Science Centre, Poland

IP for research, on behalf of the Intellectual Property Office.

Climate Impacts Research Capacity and Leadership Enhancement (CIRCLE), Africa

UK institution and not a Vitae member?

You don’t need to be a Vitae member to access our training and development. Our face-to-face and online training is available to all higher education institutions, member or not. Find out more about our training courses here or for something more bespoke, please use our online enquiry form.

Training we have delivered in the UK in the last year includes topics such as Thesis Writing (Swansea), Engaging with policy makers (Cardiff), Preparing for Leadership (London), and Applying for research funding (Dundee).

“It was one of the most useful day’s training I’ve attended during my entire postgraduate studies. Thank you!” Participant, Environment Platform Wales Impact and Policy Workshop, June 2019

You can also find out more about membership here.

International institution without Vitae membership?

Vitae membership is open to universities and higher education institutions around the world, and our training is available to international non-member organisations.

We can offer face-to-face, online or blended training delivery and specialise in designing bespoke programmes to suit the needs of our clients and their researchers.

In the past year we have delivered the following workshops for our international members and clients: Careers in academia (Germany) Masterclass on supervision and mentoring (Ireland)

Want to know more? See the Case Studies box on this page for more details of our international programmes.

You can also find out about Vitae international membership here .

Interested in becoming a Vitae Associate trainer?

Interested in becoming a Vitae Associate trainer?

We are always keen to hear from experienced trainers who are interested in joining the Vitae Associate community.

We work closely with Vitae Associates to support them in delivering and adapting Vitae-designed materials, and tailoring training content to the needs of particular clients, institutions and researchers.

We pride ourselves on operating an open, transparent and fair expressions of interest process to find the Vitae Associates most suited to needs and circumstances of our clients.

To find out more please contact us. To apply to join the Vitae Associate community, please click here.

‘I very much enjoy working with the Vitae team. They are professional, friendly and efficient and are always there to help with any queries.’ – Mario Moustras, Vitae Associate