Additional Resources

Additional Training Resources: At Cambridge

University of Cambridge Training


This website provides a central point for University training courses. These include among others the UIS, GSLS and PPD programs. To make a booking you use your Raven account. (e.g. analysis of DNA methylation, Data science in Python). Some courses are online.

Researcher Development


RD hosts a wide array of research training specifically for research students and/or live participation), RD On Demand sessions (watch on your own time), RD Audio (podcast series), Researcher Cafés (for networking and informal socialising), access to LinkedIn Learning courses, and one-to-one coaching.

Personal and Professional Development (PPD)


PPD works to support students and in leadership and management development, professional and personal development and career development. PPD’s aim is to create a culture of ongoing learning and to enable people to achieve their potential, collectively and individually, in a respectful and inclusive environment. Some materials are online.

Cambridge Digital Humanities


The CDH Learning programme trains researchers to develop skills to critically investigate, develop, exploit and expand new ways of doing humanities and social science research using digital technologies. They have a few strands of training, the most relevant of which are likely to be the CDH Basics stream (e.g., digital humanities basics, research ethics in digital humanities, metadata) and CDH Methods stream (e.g., automated text recognition, Transkribus, social network analysis).

Cambridge Language Centre


The Centre provides courses in 15 languages (CULP). Their mission is to increase multilangualism; promoting, encouraging and supporting the learning of languages for personal, academic and professional purposes. The Language Centre is moving all Easter courses online; it will be offering online sessions with its Language Advisors. The Centre also has many remote-learning resources available on its website.

Cambridge Public Engagement: Engaged Researcher Training

The Public Engagement Team provides a portfolio of transferable skill trainings and support for PGR students, researchers and professional staff. The ‘Engaged Researcher’ training covers all areas of public engagement with research by combining expert-led practical workshops and taught sessions. Sessions range from research storytelling and podcast creation to engagement with children, policy makers, and more.

Judge Business School

The Entrepreneurship Centre at the Judge Business School encompasses the full entrepreneurial journey starting with the empowerment of aspiring entrepreneurs through the creation and development of early-stage ventures, all the way to small and medium size enterprise growth. Some events are postponed; some are occuring online/remotely.

Social Sciences Research Methods Programme (SSRMP)

An interdisciplinary programme providing research methods training to University of Cambridge staff and postgraduate students at MPhil and PhD level. Courses cover qualitative, and quantitative research methods, from basic training to advanced statistical analysis.​

University Information Services (UIS)

The UIS provides university-wide information services for the University of Cambridge, including a wide variety of trainings and workshops (e.g. LaTeX, Unix, Amazon Web Services, Excel, Adobe). Currently, their only online offerings are for self-paced courses.



Additional Training Resources:

Beyond Cambridge


There are many free training opportunities available online. A few possibilities include:

Alison: Free online courses in: Technology, Language, Science, Health, Humanities, Business, Math, Marketing, and Lifestyle.

Code Academy: With a free basic membership, Code Academy provides online training in various types of coding.

Coursera: Free online courses (as well as certificates, for a fee) in a wide range of topics.

Dash: Free online courses in coding (HTML, CSS, Javascript

Duolingo: Duolingo has recently updated much of its language learning materials, offering more immersive options, podcasts, and more.

FutureLearn: Free online university-developed courses averaging 6-10 weeks, but shorter ones are available too (especially personal/professional development ones). There is an option to pay for upgrades.

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) from Edx: Free online training courses in a range of subjects; developed by leading universities.

MIT OpenCourseware: Web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. Open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity


Open Academics: A multidisciplinary community (website and Twitter page) that shares advice, resources, and insights about academia, ranging from publishing procedures to shaping inclusive academic communities.

The Programming Historian: Publishes novice-friendly, peer-reviewed tutorials that help humanists learn a wide range of digital tools, techniques, and workflows to facilitate research and teaching. The lessons are open access and the site uses open source programming

Reproducibility Trainings Google Spreadsheet: This is a list of reproducibility trainings and resources (mostly STEM and quantitative skills) compiled by Reproducible Research Oxford. All are freely available online.

The Stars

Learning for Purpose

Learning for Purpose is the personal and professional development programme of the Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

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