Are you struggling to talk about your research? Do your arguments seem vague and elusive? This online training helps you develop, refine, and present your research ideas in a supportive environment. We’ll explore techniques for boosting creativity, communicating research to different audiences, and dealing with feedback. Through a range of activities, you’ll clarify your objectives and build a compelling research narrative.

By the end of the workshop, you’ll have:

  • A clear understanding of your research questions
  • Experience of communicating your research to others
  • Techniques for giving and receiving constructive feedback
  • More confidence in talking about your research in different contexts
  • A peer support group

You’ll also get the opportunity to present to the group and receive constructive feedback. This is done either through Zoom or by submission of a pre-recorded video. Full guidance is provided.

This training is aimed at early- and mid-stage PhD students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

What you'll get

  • A video-based course for you to follow at your own pace. You can come back at any time.
  • Downloadable worksheets
  • Live 90-minute webinar, including group activities and Q&A
  • Follow-up coaching emails to keep you on track
  • Links to further resources


“Catherine was a wonderful facilitator; supportive, knowledgeable, and easy to talk to. It was also very helpful to escape the niche bubble that we tend to fall into as researchers to gain outside perspectives on our work.”

"Catherine created an excellent environment for the sharing of ideas and the exercises we did made me able to clarify my research aim in a way I had never managed to do before. This workshop was so productive it honestly has transformed some of my ideas from vague concepts that make me despair to specific, compelling objectives that I have real confidence conveying."

“It met and exceeded my expectations. The variety of techniques and exercises used to help organise research ideas and structure your project was brilliant.”


This course costs £845 + VAT for up to 20 participants.

Participants will receive access to the course on receipt of a purchase order. We'll then arrange a date with you for the live webinar and make all the necessary technical arrangements. This is all managed by us, you just need to let us know the students' names and email addresses.

Please contact us if you'd like to book this training or if you have any questions.