Research Training Masterclasses

For information or to register for any of these events, email:

Bespoke training events can also be developed to reflect your individual or organisational needs and preferences.

Current and previous clients include:

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Dunhill Medical Trust

King Abdulaziz University

Kingston University

Robert Gordon University

University of Bath

University of Bristol

University of Strathclyde

University of Sussex

Versus Arthritis Early Career Researcher Network


Supporting early career researchers to achieve their career aspirations is a really important part of what we do.  Mags Watson’s unique combination of extensive experience, robust research and a warm personal style certainly resonated with the attendees at our recent workshop for our fellows’ network, drawing back the curtain and providing actionable advice and tools to help deal with some of challenges of navigating the career development maze. We are already talking with Mags about planning the next one…

Executive Director, Dunhill Medical Trust, February 2021

My PhD students’ participation in these Masterclasses has provided invaluable support not only to the postgraduate research students but also to me as a supervisor. There is something for everyone, regardless of the stage of the PhD work. Five of my students have attended one or more of these and have nothing but praise for these workshops delivered by Mags and her team. Particular highlights are being able to attend as a small group, Mags’ supportive approach, and her wealth of experience in health services research which can be applied/tailored to specific projects.

Professor Delyth James, Professor of Health Psychology in Pharmacy Practice

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How to write a research report: Workshop

The students benefitted tremendously” (University course leader)

Academic Writing Workshop: Testimonials

The presenter (Mags) was excellent. The format and pacing were fine. I’m glad I attended.” (Post-doctoral researcher)

“Non-judgmental ..learnt a lot and felt at ease to communicate and contribute” (Post-doctoral researcher)

“I have learnt a lot …very useful. It was very creative, interactive and very simple to understand” (Post-doctoral researcher)

“As an early career researcher it has given me more confidence to go for it with my writing” (Research Assistant)