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Postgraduate Online Training: PG Online Training Home

This guide provides step-by-step training, working through the various stages of the research cycle, to develop and improve the necessary skills to complete your research.

Welcome to the Postgraduate Online Training Guide

Welcome to the home of the Postgraduate Online Training material!    

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External Workshops and Webinars

minesoft presents: Making sense of patents
A guide for scientists and engineers (Part 1 of 3)


Compared to scienfic papers which are wrien by sciensts and engineers with the intent to inform, patents are usually wrien by lawyers with the goal of craing a legally defensible posion. In short, patents are wrien in a kind of legal code.

However, about 70% of all technical informaon that is published in the world is only available in patents. If they persevere, researchers can extract the essence of a patent and operate from a posion that is 3x stronger than a colleague who only reads scienfic papers! In this free webinar, aendees will become acquainted with code breaking and paern recognion strategies for idenfying and extracng important informaon from patents. Aendees will understand the reasons patents are so different from papers and gain insight into how to use patents in their work.

Register for your place on this free webinar with Sco Bloomer, AOCS and Thomas Smith, Mineso at 11am ET on 27th January.





Join UP Career Services for LinkedIn Learning Training 

LinkedIn Student Development:

LinkedIn Learning is an award-winning industry leader in online training, with a digital library of over 6,000 courses covering a wide range of technical, business, software and creative topics. After completing a course, you will be provided with a certificate of completion

How it works:

You will be provided with two specifically selected courses to assist you in improving your employability. Access will be provided to the first course and you will have a week to complete the course. After completion of the first course, you will be provided with access to the second course to be completed within a week.

What you need:

A computer and internet.

Registrations are open NOW:

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Emotional Support/ Student Counselling

Not ready to speak to someone yet? See the Student Counselling Unit's self-help material and podcasts. 

Life can be challenging sometimes and with the added pressures of completing a Master's or PhD course can be very taxing on our emotional and physical well-being. 

It is important to remember to take care of ourselves:

  • Be kind.
  • Reward yourself.
  • Most importantly, talk. If you are experiencing strain, talk to a friend, family or community member.
  • Seek help from the Student Counselling Unit free-of-charge. Do not suffer in silence.
  • Make use of peer support groups (call 0800747 747 or send an email to to be incorporated into a support group).
  • The Postgraduate Support Hub is another avenue of assistance.