Development Support


Career Development

PERCAT is committed to providing training and development through workshops and seminars that will be scheduled throughout the academic year and will be listed on the Events page. 

The Training and Development Programme for 2017 - 2018 is available to download as a pdf file. 

Listed below are internal and external organisations that provide support, resources, and information for postdoctoral and early career researcher training and development. 


People and Organisational Development

People and Organizational Development

People and Organisational Development (POD) provide a number of tailored courses to support on-going personal and professional development.  This includes specific training courses for research staff aimed at helping you identify how you wish to move on in your career and develop the skills you need to do so.  POD’s training courses in researcher skills are as follows:

  • Career planning for researchers
  • Developing as a research team leader (Nottingham collaboration)
  • Developing as an academic team leader
  • Introduction to Impact & Engagement
  • Grant writing
  • Journal article writing

Details of POD’s training courses for research staff can be accessed here.

POD also offers more general training courses which can help research staff to develop the skills they need to move on in their careers, from CV Writing and Interview Skills to Financial Management and Presentation skills. 

The full range of POD courses can be accessed here.

POD courses can be very popular and get booked up well in advance.  If you have a specific course in mind then please ensure you book promptly.

Follow POD on Twitter: @PODHR                              

CoLES Research Support Office

Research Support Office - LES

The Research Support Office provides the first point of contact for advice and assistance with all research-related issues. The team is able to help with most aspects of the grant application process. They offer a range of services including bespoke funding searches, advice and guidance on funder terms and conditions, and non-technical grant application review. Staff login is required to access the Resarch Support Office pages.