Research & Enterprise
The University of Manchester has an excellent reputation for research. Good research practice is fundamental to being a good researcher - from acquiring funding, to sharing ideas and collaborating with other discplines and industry, to opening up and new interesting avenues of research, to developing an independent researcher.
"When you write a grant proposal you are selling. If you haven't sold your proposal to the reviewer in the first page, you can forget it. It needs to slap them in the face - what is this research about? What are you going to get as a result? What will the impact be on the research and wider community?" - Prof Carole Goble, School of Computer Science.
Development & Training Opportunities
- Introduction to Research - Essentials
- Building a Funding Portfolio
- Applying for Fellowships
- Enterprise: Creating Ideas
- Enterprise: Starting a Business
- Intellectual Property in the Research Context
- Developing Your Awareness of Integrity in Research
- Health & Safety Training (STDU)
- GTA/Demonstrator Training
- Teaching in Higher Education
- Planning the Final Year
- Writing Up Your Thesis
- Viva Survivor
- Publishing Academic Papers
See the full schedule of faculty workshops.
Links & Resources
- ResearchProfessional - An essential website for all researchers that provides funding opportunities and news on research policy and politics. They offer a complete funding opportunity alert service, covering every discipline.
- Euraxess Funding Search - Search for international funding (for travel to conferences, research visits, fellowships etc), by discipline, region, or career stage.
- Manchester Enterprise Centre run annual business idea competitions - Venture Out and Venture Further, host the Research to Enterprise Summit, and resources for business development and enterprise.
- IP Awareness Resource - This resource is targeted at academics and research staff and aim is to increase the awareness of IP and demonstrate the benefits of its commercialisation to the University and the IP generator, features interviews, podcasts and case studies.
- Engineering YES, Biotechnology YES, and Environment YES - national competitions developed to raise awareness of the commercialisation of ideas in these disciplines among postgraduate students/postdoctoral scientists.
- How to Get Your PhD - a guide for Students (pdf) - Written by Anna Zimdar, a graduate of The University of Manchester, this booklet is about successfully navigating the PhD process, from approaching and structuring your work to the thesis submission and the viva. Tips are also included on planning life outside and after your PhD.
- Cryer, P. (2000) The Research Student’s Guide to Success. Buckingham Open University Press
- Phillips, E.M. and Pugh, D.S. (1994) How to Get a PhD - A handbook for students and their supervisors. Buckingham Open University Press