There are many ways to keep yourself update with developments in your field including:
Ensure you are reading the most recently published literature:
Exchanging ideas and information with your peers is a great way to keep up to date in your subject. Email discussion lists and other online collaboration tools are a great way to communicate with other researchers and experts in your field.
Use social media and online tools to explore rich sources of news, latest research and best practice from across the globe. Engage in debate with academics and other researchers.
Engaging with your own institutions social media is a great way to keep in touch and up to date with what is happening around you. Many faculties and schools within the University have their own social media presence, search it out and become involved.
There are many web tools and platforms you can use to support your research and help you collaborate with other researchers.
When using social media or web tools it’s a good idea to think about what tools you use and why. Having a social media strategy is a good idea as it will help you evaluate the impact of your online activities.
Find out more about research funding opportunities on the University's research funding blog. Research Professional is an online database of research funding opportunities. It is a source of international research policy and practice news - you can create customised searches of its content.