Academic Toolkit - ACT!

Personal Development

Academic writing skills

Advice on how to write academic documents

Assessing existing literature

Advice on how to assess individual papers and systematically review research within a field

CV development

Advice on preparing your Curriculum Vitae.

Communication skills

Advice on academic communication skills

Core Outcome Sets

Advice on what core outcome sets are and how they can be used

Data handling and management

Advice on how to manage an academic project

Dealing with initial PhD rejection

A personal account by James Webbe.


Advice on how to publishing academic papers

Sasha's journey on becoming an Academic Consultant

Here, Sasha talks about her journey on becoming an Academic Consultant and starting a family at the same time.

Dissemination guidance Document

This NIHR guide is for researchers who are applying for funding or have research in progress. It is designed to help you to plan your dissemination and give your research every chance of being utilised.

How to write a grant application Document

A 2015 presentation by Prof. D. B. Dunger. It covers types of grant, the review panel, and the different parts of an application.

AMS Mentoring Programme External link

Provides postdoctoral biomedical and health researchers with career development support by pairing them with an Academy Fellow or senior academic.

Writing a Fellowship application External link

Prof Ros Smyth presenting on How to write a good fellowship application

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COVID-19 and Research Video

The significance of research has been demonstrated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr Alasdair Munro was at the forefront of our RCPCH COVID-19 research summaries, which subsequently shaped policy across the world. In this workshop, Dr Alasdair Munro discusses the importance of research during COVID-19 and other health crises.

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How to get started in research Video

Senior academic trainee, Dr. Eve Smith discusses her experience of getting started in research and offers advice on how to get your foot in the door into the world of research.

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Public and Patient Involvement and Engagement in Research Video

Patient and public involvement and engagement (PPIE) is the foundation for child health research. In this workshop, Jenny Preston and Sammy Ainsworth talk about its importance and offers guidance on how to embed it in your own research.

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This is why we do research Video

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Top tips for your research career Video

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Why choose to research? Video

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