Skills for Effective Team Work

Title:Skills for Effective Team Work

Duration:0.5 days
Training Units1.0
The Graduate School

This course is delivered by the Graduate School

The Graduate School courses are very popular and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you. Semester 1 courses will be available for booking from the second week of October and Semester 2 courses from the second week of February.

Target Audience

Early stage postgraduate research students

Early career researchers


This course will use materials and resources developed from the BBC series “The Apprentice” to offer a practical approach to developing team-working skills. The course will develop skills which will be useful in your current working situation as a postgraduate research student and also in recruitment procedures, particularly assessment centre activities, where you will often be required to demonstrate effective team-working skills and behaviours.

Related Courses
  • Introduction to assertiveness and negotiation skills
  • Putting the skills of negotiation and teamwork into practice Teamworking is an essential element of today's working world. Employers of PhD graduates often express concern about the development of this skill within a research degree. This course offers you the opportunity to review your team working approaches, both in the context of your current working situation, and also as a way of demonstrating to others outside academia your practical understanding and development of this important skill.


To help you to develop and exercise team-working skills


By the end of the course you will have:
  • Identified the key principles of successful teamwork
  • Learnt some simple techniques for applying these principles to the teams in which you work or in other situations where you are required to work collaboratively

Latecomer policy

Researchers should plan to arrive prior to the advertised course start time. Except for exceptional reasons, there will be no admittance to a Graduate School or Faculty Training Programme (FTP) course 15 minutes after the advertised course start time.

Importance of booking commitment
When booking on to a Graduate School short course you are entering into a commitment to attend. If you find that you are no longer available to attend you MUST cancel your place (on the system if more than three days before the course or if at short notice by emailing This will ensure that your place can be offered to another researcher on the waiting list. Failure to cancel a place results in other researchers missing out on places through the waiting list process.

It is unacceptable for researchers to just not attend when booked onto a course. The Graduate School maintains records of those who repeatedly do not attend courses they have booked. This may affect future eligibility to book onto further Graduate School courses and will affect considerations for Graduate School funded opportunities.

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