Research Innovation and Knowledge Exchange

There are currently 29 courses available

Research, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange Service

Research, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange (RIKE) are a central team made up of multiple, specialist areas that work together to support the university’s research and business ambitions.

RIKE can advise and support you throughout your entire research journey, bringing together a range of expertise and resources to provide a professional and inclusive service to academics.

The Graduate School 

The Graduate School help to provide an enriching environment for all research students, fostering intellectual and social interaction between graduates, supervisors, and collaborative partners from across the globe. 

They can support you and your students to develop a research mindset, with support resources and other information for all supervisors, examiners and independent chairs.


RIKE and the Graduate School deliver courses, forums, groups to support researchers at all stages of their careers. This offering is designed in line with the University's Research Strategy and has also been developed to support the Vitae principles set out in the “Concordat to support the career development of researchers”. Vitae is a national organisation championing the personal, professional and career development of doctoral researchers and research staff in Higher Education institutions and research institutes.

What is the Researcher Development Framework (RDF)?

The Researcher Development Framework (RDF) is a tool that postgraduate researchers and researchers at all levels can use to help identify areas of strength, identify skills gaps and prioritise areas for development.

The RDF was developed by Vitae, who have developed many useful resources for researchers and is worth revisiting at least annually to reflect on your progress and highlight where you may want to focus your development next. 


Research Team Leadership

This highly participative and practical programme is designed to help participants discover how to build and lead a research team, run effective research team meetings, motivate, and support individual researchers, and develop in their role as a team leader.


Principal Investigator Development

This highly participative and practical programme is designed to help participants reflect on the nature of leadership in their contexts and situations and give them the time and space to think about ‘shifting gears’ between their role as a researcher to manager and leader.


Management Matters

Our management and leadership programmes reward staff with internationally recognised CMI qualifications and Chartered Manager status.

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