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Training and Skills Development

The iDTC offers a core set of training packages for all. Students, in consultation with their supervisor(s), then select personalised training in the area of their research.  

Core Skills Development

Core Skills Training

Becoming an Effective Research Chemist

  • Health and Safety: Responsible Research and Chemical Ethics
  • Research Integrity
  • Research Data Management
  • Employability and Professionalism
  • Searching Scientific Literature
  • Resilience, Time Management and Motivation
  • IT Skills Awareness
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant Training
  • Developing Scientific Report Writing Skills
  • Attending Scientific Seminars
  • Outreach Opportunities
Essential Chemistry Research Skills

  • Developing Scientific Paper Writing Skills
  • Preparing Scientific Posters
  • Developing Oral Presentation Skills
  • Developing Thesis Writing Skills
Developing as a Professional Chemist

  • Attending and Presenting at Conferences
  • Developing Networking Skills
  • Developing Grant Proposal Writing Skills
  • Supervising Undergraduate Project Students
  • Presenting Research to Peers and Beyond
  • Presenting Scientific Research Posters
  • Career Planning and Opportunities

Research Specific Training

Research specific training

In addition to core training, research specific training aims to enhance your skills, techniques and knowledge in your own research area. 

Techniques: these courses are to familiarise
you with the theory and operation of equipment
you will need to use in your research

Introduction to NMR and Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry
Advanced Practical Techniques
Introduction to Chromotography
Experimental design, exploratory data analysis and reproducible data
Electronic and Vibrational Spectroscopy
Introduction to Linux
Practical Gas Chromotography
Gas Cylinders

Research Specific: these courses are subject specific and
provide an underpinning to your research, and help to broaden 
your knowledge of the latest significant advances

Problem Solving in Organic Chemistry
NMR Spectra and Interpretation
Single Crystal X-Ray Diffraction
Green Chemistry
Characterisation of Solid State Materials
Introduction to Data Analysis using R
Technology and Business Strategy within the Chemical Industry