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Engagement and Impact

Consultancy Skills for Researchers: An Introduction

1 day

If you look at the top ten skills wanted by employers, these bear a remarkable resemblance to the skills of a consultant; a little investigation shows that these are almost identical to the skills of an academic researcher.

This course will show you what those skills are. It will identify:

  • why ‘consultant thinking’ can be important to you in academia;
  • a simple process for consulting, and show how this is a classic problem solving device, whether for research or non-research situations;
  • how to use these skills to enhance any situation where you need to either produce work for someone, or influence someone to do something for you.

We will also look briefly at consulting as a career, both within and outside the academic environment.

Entry Requirements
Places on this workshop are open to staff members on a Research only contract, other staff groups are welcome to apply for a place and will be entered onto a reserve list, in the event of a place becoming vacant a week prior to the session commencing staff members will be offered a place. For further guidance please email

20 April 2016

Room 1.05, Hadyn Ellis Building, Maindy Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ
09:30 - 17:00

To book a place on either date please submit your booking request via Core Portal*
*Please note you will need to inform your line manager/principal investigator of your training request so that they can authorise it in the Core Portal. No automated email will be sent notifying them of pending training requests.

Provider: HUMRS
Target Audience: RS & PGR