Research Training Outside FASS

The University's Postgraduate Research Training webpage provides links to training opportunities across the University, including the research training programme of the Faculty of Science & Technology.

Teaching in higher education

Support for associate teachers, in particular Postgraduates and researchers who teach, is provided through the Higher Education Academy accredited Associate Teacher Programme (ATP) and the one-day Introduction to Teaching at Lancaster (ITL) workshops.

The Associate Teacher Programme is designed to provide a framework for the academic and professional development of those who hold posts which involve some duties and responsibilities for supporting the development and/or delivery of learning opportunities. There is a requirement that participants have at least 10 hours of teaching contact time, or where contact hours are less, that they have a significant level of responsibility for that teaching.

The one-day Introduction to Teaching at Lancaster course is designed to help postgraduates, researchers and others involved in modest amounts of demonstrating or seminar teaching to address some of the basic skills and understanding they will need for their work. It assumes that participants have little or no previous teaching experience.


The RTP offers several modules on statistics. In addition to these, the Postgraduate Statistics Centre within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics (in the Faculty of Science and Technology) is the only UK HEFCE-funded Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning that specialises in postgraduate statistics. The Centre offers several short courses. For further information please contact the Centre.

The Statistical Advisory Service run by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers free statistical advice to PhD students and members of staff, from any department, who have queries about aspects of experimental design or statistical analysis relating to their research. To make an appointment please email Please note that emails to this address from non-Lancaster email accounts will be rejected for security reasons.

Careers advice

The Careers Service has files on hundreds of career occupations and work sectors, with booklets and vacancy directories freely available to take away. See their website for further information.

The Library

The Library provides access to print and electronic collections for all members of the University. See this guide to Using the Library.

Research Bites

The Library co-ordinates a series of short lunchtime sessions called Research Bites for postgraduate students, supervisors and researchers, with the aim of delivering useful information, starting discussions and answering questions for the benefit of anyone conducting research at Lancaster University. There is also a blog with details of past sessions, including slides and recordings. If you have any questions or ideas, please contact

Library Training Sessions

The Library Training Sessions are longer talks and workshops on everything from research data management to literature searching. For more information about these sessions, please contact the Academic Services Team in the Library:

Subject support

The Library's Academic Services Team can help you make more effective use of the Library and Library resources, including e-books, e-journals and journal databases. Each academic department at Lancaster has a Subject Guide. To find the Subject Guide for your department browse the index of subject guides.