Medicine & Health Sciences Graduate Centre

Training programmes and opportunities

To become more effective researchers you need to develop a range of professional skills (from technical research-related skills to public engagement, writing and presentational skills, project management and organisational skills) in line with the requirements set out by the UK Research Councils. This is a significant part of our provision for you as a research student at The University of Nottingham. Our training courses are exclusively for postgraduate research students and research staff registered/working at the University and are offered free of charge.

Why should I engage with this?

Whatever future career choice you make, engaging with the training programmes and other opportunities available to you will enhance your future employability as well as assist you in achieving your postgraduate research degree. Taking part also offers a great opportunity to meet researchers from outside your own discipline, and to develop networks that could be useful to you in the future. 

Developmental opportunities include:

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Training requirements by School

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences provides faculty-specific training courses, which form the faculty training programmes. These training programmes are run in conjunction with the Graduate School and provide a broad and comprehensive range of research training courses.

Each School has its own requirement for completion of training. Click on your school link below to access the requirements for your School and the training course booking pages.  

You should already know which School you are registered with, if you are unsure check with your primary supervisor as to which School’s requirements are applicable to you.

Health Sciences
Health Sciences 


Life Sciences
Life Sciences


School of Medicine


Vet School
Veterinary Medicine and Science 






Academic clinical fellows

N-trans for ACF
N-trans for ACFs 

If you are an Academic Clinical Fellow then you should follow the N-trans  programme as part of your training, which has been tailored specifically for Academic Clinical Fellows. This version of the training programme has been mapped to the twelve core skills categories outlined by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and to the Researcher Development Framework.





Research Staff Training Framework

Coming soon to the Faculty is a dedicated framework of training opportunities across the University designed specifically for Research Staff from within the Medicine and Health Sciences Faculty.

Research Staff are also welcome to attend any of the Faculty-specific training courses as well as training provided by the Graduate School, Information Services and Professional Development.  



Online courses and resources

Hands typing on a laptopIn addition to the annual programme of training events, the Graduate School's research training resources workspace is open to all postgraduate students and early career researchers on all campuses, it will be especially useful if you are part-time or are working at a distance. The site holds links to all Graduate School online courses and a wealth of other resources too.


You can access all the Graduate School’s online training courses via the site directly from the home page. Online courses have assessments that can be used to gain training points! You can find out all you need to know from the site. Click the button below to access all the online courses and resources.




Medicine & Health Sciences Graduate Centre

The University of Nottingham
C11, Medical School
Queens Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

Tel: +44 (0)115 823 0068