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


Advice on how to publishing academic papers

Dissemination guidance Document

This 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. From NIHR.

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.

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.

This is why we do research Video

Top tips for your research career Video

Why choose to research? Video

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