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LEAP Researcher Training Hub

The LEAP website gives details of transferable skills and development opportunities for Research students and Early Career Postdoctoral Staff working in Business, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Welcome to the Training Hub for LUBS, ESSL & Arts, Humanities & Cultures

The LEAP Training Hub provides access to transferable skills training and development opportunities for Business, Arts, Humanities and Social Science Research Students and Early Career Research Staff in the faculties of LUBS, ESSL and Arts, Humanities and Cultures. Our dedicated team, based in SDDU, offer training and development courses covering a wide range of topics and skills, for example in the areas of Professionalisation, Communications Skills, Research Methodologies, Networking, PhD Process and Career Management skills. All of our courses are available to book through an online booking system, just use the 'Book A Course' tab at the top of the home page. We hope that you will find a range of courses that meet your individual training needs. We look forward to seeing you at an event soon.


  • Win Funding to organise a professional development activity (postdocs only)
    Would you like funding to run professional development activity your for fellow early career researchers? Are you a postdoc, i.e. a member of research staff or teaching staff on a fixed term contract after gaining your PhD? You can apply for up to £1000 to run professional development activity for your peers. The next deadline for applications is 5pm on 14th June 2017.

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  • Win Funding for a Student Led Conference or Workshop
    Proposals are invited from postgraduate research students to organise and run workshop(s) or a conference. The event should involve groups of postgraduate research students from at least two of the following faculties: LUBS, ESSL, Arts Humanities & Cultures. The deadline is 21st June at 5pm.

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