Research and Teaching


Resources and training courses offered to help your personal development in this area include:

Academic probation advisers

This workshop will cover best practice for academic probation advisers and introduce the College guidance on probation supervision, including teaching and learning via the Education Development team. It will also include the sharing of best practice from current advisers.

Academic promotion

Two workshops for those considering applying for academic promotion. The sessions will look at the way the application process proceeds, criteria for promotion and material that needs to be prepared.

E-learning support

A set of resources for staff who are interested in realising the benefits of learning technologies in the delivery, assessment, and administration of their courses. e-Learning can be described as learning activities facilitated and supported through the use of a broad range of information and communication technologies. Such technologies include Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs), online submission tools, e-assessment services, audience voting/participation systems (Clickers), and social networking tools (blogging, microblogging, social bookmarking).

Educational Development training

Educational Development provides guidance on curriculum development, and offers professional development activities for all teaching staff at Royal Holloway. These include the CAPITAL (Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Teaching and Learning) and inSTIL (developing the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively support student learning in HE) programmes, which are accredited with the Higher Education Academy.

Library support

Library Services offer a number of support services to researchers, covering open access, research data, copyright and other resources, including Pure, the College's research information system, which can be used by researchers to create an online profile and record their publications, projects and research activities.

Impact through publication

This online tutorial is aimed at postgraduate research students and staff across all disciplines, and comprises of three modules: introduction to bibliometrics, track your research impact, and journal ranking and analysis.

Managing your research publications and data

These sessions will provide an overview of the college systems and services for research publications and data. They will provide an overview of Open Access and research data management including HEFCE and funder's requirements and give advice and practical support on how to meet them and raise the profile of your research.

The Advance Programme (Previously known as the On Track programme)

The Advance Programme is a series of workshops designed to support the College's research activity, by developing leadership and providing opportunities to share expertise in this area. They are open to all research and academic staff.

Research impact

Research impact is about making your work useful to people, organisations and society at large. It comes in many forms and is quickly becoming a major part of the academic landscape, including growing requirements on impact from research funders and the UK government. These events will equip you with the knowledge and tools to develop the impact of your research outside academia. They're suitable for academics at any stage of their career, whether you're looking for a refresher or are new to the topic.

Teaching focused promotion programme

This programme is for teaching-focused academics seeking promotion to Professor within the next 2-3 years.  It uses this timescale to take a longer term perspective on planning for promotion and it supports delegates to identify the action they can take to ensure the best chance of success.

Unconscious bias and REF training

Unconscious bias in relation to REF training 2021




Upcoming events

19 - 26

The Advance Programme: Inspiring collaboration and engagement

This workshop provides an introduction to collaborating and engaging with others, both internally and externally, practical advice on collaborating, the benefits and potential pitfalls and how to find and take opportunities that are available
Feb   01   2022

The Advance Programme: Introduction to ethics

All researchers have to consider the ethical implications of their research. This session will provide an overview of ethical issues and the processes for obtaining ethical approval at College. Using examples and case studies, attendees will gain an understanding that can be applied to their research.
Feb   03   2022

The Advance Programme: Writing skills for researchers

The aim of this session is to equip participants with useful strategies for writing good quality journal papers and effective funding applications. The session will start by acknowledging some fundamental similarities between writing journal papers and funding applications before focusing on key differences relating to readers' needs and expectations, storyline and writing style. To maximise participant engagement, the session will consist of a blend of input from the facilitator, group discussion in breakout rooms and an individual task.
Feb   04   2022

The Advance Programme: Bullying and harassment awareness

Bullying and harassment awareness for academic and research staff and staff working in a research environment.
Feb   08   2022

The Advance Programme: Safeguarding and research

The aim of this session is to ensure that researchers have appropriate training and support to recognise and accept that they have a responsibility to safeguard (protect) those they work with from abuse and harm.