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School of Geographical Sciences specific training resources

You can find materials on the training courses delivered in the past years at SharePoint

Advanced Computing Research Centre (ACRC) training

The ACRC provides lot of training on the technical skills you could use during your research. This is related to both hardware and the software. They offer

  • Linux tutorials
  • Python specific courses (basic, advanced, and even more specific courses)
  • R specific courses (basic, advanced, and even more specific courses)
  • How to use the Hyper Performance Computer such as BluePebble
  • Use of GIT
  • Ton of other stuff like Julia, Fortran, C++

ESRC research skills and resources

ESRC offers more academic related courses and tutorials. They can help with better understanding of the processes like how to write your thesis, writing your CV, how to write proposal, how to publish or impact writing. You can also check out their page on careers in social science for postgraduates.

Bristol Doctoral College

BDC is probably the best resource for a training courses and development skills. They offer a help with both academic skills as well as some specific research skills. However, you might find the most useful the events related to the life as a PGR:

  • Seven Secrets of Highly Successful Research Students
  • Staying well in your research degree
  • Finishing your research degree and forging ahead
  • Getting Started with your Research Degree
  • How to Professionalise your Writing

But also:

  • How to best develop relationship with the supervisor
  • How to make a poster
  • How to use NVIVO
  • How to write your thesis

There is so much, you will have a hard time to choose.

National Centre for Research and Methods

NCRM offers lots of courses on methods you could use inn your research. There are both qualitative and quantitive methods. This are an amazing events that are delivered by academics from Universities across the UK.

Let us know if you know of other resource we could add to the list, or comment below.

Lenka Hasova
Lenka Hasova
Human Geography PhD student

My dissertation looks at the use of Spatial Interaction Models and their spatial structure. I love coding in Python and R, and in a spare time, I make my own clothes.

Isolde Glissenaar
Isolde Glissenaar
Physical Geography PhD student
Claude De Rijke-Thomas
Claude De Rijke-Thomas
Physical Geography PhD student

I am trying to measure snowdepths on Arctic sea ice, using aircraft and satellite radar data, with Dr Jack Landy. I enjoy climbing, foraging and playing the piano.

Sonia Pighini
Sonia Pighini
MScR student

I’m half Venezuelan and half Italian, love cooking, baking and anything that’s creative! If you can’t reach me, I’m either at the gym or watching bake-off. My research is about sustainable food systems transition in the lovely city of Bristol.

George Smith
George Smith
Human Geography PhD student

I am interested in human-environment relationships and will be working on the political ecology of conservation in Senegal.

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