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Professional Skills for Research Leaders


Our timetable runs over approximately 6 months, with both face to face and online sessions. You will need to be available to attend all sessions.

Epigeum PSRL Programme Sample Calendar

This calendar represents the general programme.  Master classes time will last approx. 1.5 hours.

Activity: On-Line Courses

Core Hours

Associated Portfolio Activities


Learning and Organisation Development
1:00 N/A 1 week to complete
11th to 15th January 2021
Course 1: Introduction
1:30 6:00 4 weeks to complete
18th January to 19th February 2021
Course 2: Developing and Consolidating your Research Career 2:45 9:45 5 weeks to complete
22nd February to 26th March 2021
Course 3: Funding your Research 2:00
4:00 4 weeks to complete
29th March to 23rd April 2021
Course 4: Managing a Research Team 3:00 5:45 4 weeks to complete
26th April to 21st May 2021
Course 5: Research Collaboration
2:30 5:00 4 weeks to complete
24th May to 25th June 2021
Course 6: Communicating your Research
3:30 10:15 6 weeks to complete
27th June to 13th August 2021
Mentoring Meetings:

Participants are encouraged to meet with their mentors approx. once a month over the course of the programme.
A guideline for the meeting time is approx. an hour.
You are also encouraged to keep a learning log or journal of your mentoring sessions and to note down thoughts and areas that you want to reflect on further.


Activity: Online Masterclasses
You must attend at least 80% of these

Core Hours Date and Time
Induction: Introducing PSRL 1 hour Tuesday, 12th January 2021, 10:00-11:00
Masterclass: The higher education context
Delivered by Dr. Raquel Harper TR&I & Dr. Fiona Killard, Office of Dean of Research
2 hours Tuesday, 26th January 2021, 10:00-12:00
Masterclass: Career Planning
Delivered by Linda Ryan, Learning & Organisational Development
2 hours Wednesday, 24th February 2021, 10:00-12:00
Masterclass: Research Engagement
Delivered by Sarah Bowman
2 hours Thursday, 11th February 20201, 14:00-16:00
Masterclass: Funding your research
Delivered by TR&I
2 hours Thursday, 25th March 2021, 10:00-12:00
Masterclass: Research Impact
Delivered by Sarah Bowman
2 hours Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 10:00-12:00
Masterclass: Managing a research team
Delivered by Mary Rose Greville, Trinity Business School
2 hours Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 10:00-12:00
Masterclass: Collaborating with other partners
Delivered by Audrey Crosbie and Sarah Bowman
2 hours Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 10:00-12:00
Masterclass: Increasing your public profile & communicating your research
Delivered by Niamh Brennan, Library
2 hours Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, 10:00-12:00

Information about the Contributors to the 2021 PSRL programme.