CI-led Researcher Skills School links two major training initiatives

From 8th – 12th January 2018, LIVDAT students and fellows from the EU funded Horizon 2020 Initial Training Network (ITN) AVA attended a Complementary Skills School at the University of Liverpool.

The fellows start their week-long training course.

The school focused on developing the skills essential for early stage researchers including presentation skills, project management, peer review and IPR. Workshops were delivered by both external and internal experts. The workshop on presentational skills was held at the Cockcroft Institute, Daresbury, and included video recording and feedback from both fellows and trainers.

The Fellows took an active part in all the workshops, triggering discussions, delivering their own presentations and successfully working both independently and in groups.

School on Complementary Skills.

Professor Welsch, Head of Physics at the University of Liverpool and Head of Communication for the Cockcroft Institute, commented: “The Liverpool Physics Department has outstanding experience in the delivery of postgraduate training. This Skills School follows a programme developed by us through previous training networks coordinated by the University of Liverpool, and it is recognized as best practice by the European Commission.”

Combined workshops, in which fellows from different training networks come together help to develop personal networks and fellows from both LIVDAT and AVA are looking forward to their next training events.


LIVDAT is supported by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

The AVA project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 721559.