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Online Learning

You will not always be able to attend face-to-face workshops and events.  For that reason, in order to give you access to development opportunities at a time and place that suit you, we have a range of online training courses and other resources available.


Professional Skills for Research Leaders Programme

Research staff and new Principal Investigators can apply to access this Epigeum programme.

The programme consists of 6 courses.  Note: priority will be given to those undertaking the Passport to Research Futures programme.

  1. Introduction to ‘Professional Skills For Research Leaders’

  2. Developing and consolidating your research career

  3. Funding your research

  4. Managing a research team

  5. Research collaboration

  6. Communicating your research

How to apply for access to courses

You will find the details of each course, including estimated completion time, on the Professional Skills for Research Leaderspage on the Epigeum website. (Link opens in new browser window.) The Epigeum courses are open to all research staff but priority is given to those participating in the Passport to Research Futures programme or the Public Engagement Portfolio.



To apply for access to the Professional Skills for Research Leaders programme, please complete the: Research Leaders application (Word, 51 KB) and email to:


You will receive an email from CAPOD within a week with the outcome of your application. If it is approved, you will then be provided with information about how to register and access the Epigeum courses. 

Online Networking courses (by Kintish)

Kintish is a leading provider of networking courses for businesses and higher education.  Learning how to network effectively is an important skill for academic and non-academic careers.  CAPOD subscribes to Kintish's suite of four e-learning courses on How To Become a More Effective and Confident Networker.

How to apply for access

Visit the Kintish website to get an overview of the courses before completing your application. (You do NOT order from the Kintish site.) Applications are made to CAPOD via the online application form. Applications can be submitted at any time and are reviewed by CAPOD staff as they are received. There are a fixed number of subscriptions to the Kintish courses; once they are all allocated no further applications will be accepted.

We will inform you within 4 weeks if your application is approved (Kintish process batches of applications once a month). If approved, you will be contacted directly by Kintish and provided with access codes to enable you to log in to the Kintish online learning website to complete the course(s) you have chosen.


Diane Munday
Staff Developer (Research Staff)

T: (01334) 46 2241

Marie Paterson
Staff Developer (Research Staff)

T: (01334) 46 2561

The University of St Andrews is an institutional member of Vitae (the UK body which champions professional and career development for researchers in HE). This demonstrates our commitment to researcher development and provides us with access to a wide range of resources, events and support for our researcher development activities.

Additional links

CoRe Skills Leaflet (PDF, 750 KB)

- Athena SWAN
- HR Excellence in Research
Environmental Facilitator Training