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LinkedIn Learning for Researchers

LinkedIn Learning

Find out how LinkedIn Learning can support researchers at the University of Leeds.

What is LinkedIn Learning?

LinkedIn Learning is an online learning platform with over 21,000 courses that you can access anytime, anywhere and University of Leeds students and staff have free access to it. The content you'll find has been created by LinkedIn Learning alongside courses and videos designed by staff at the University of Leeds.

LinkedIn Learning Collections for Researchers

Collections on LinkedIn Learning are a series of courses, links, information and resources all in one convenient place. Explore the collections below designed for researchers at the University of Leeds.

Leeds Doctoral College Collection

The Leeds Doctoral College Collection provides helpful links, resources and information for doctoral researchers at the University of Leeds including career development and guidance on your research.

Library Research Support Collection

Head to the Library Research Support LinkedIn Learning Collection for Library links, resources and information for PGRs. You can find information on Open Access, managing and safeguarding data, workshops and events. It’s a great one-stop shop for many useful resources linked to PGR research

Research Workshops Collection

The Research Workshops Collection makes sharing materials e.g. video, presentations, handouts etc. from research workshops easier.  Whilst this collection can’t replace attendance of workshops and high-quality training courses, its use is intended to be complimentary, giving people timely access to relevant materials to improve their understanding of specialised research methods. If you would like to learn how to contribute materials to the Research Workshops Collection so that they become available to a wider audience, read our Sway outlining how to contribute your materials.

An approach to learning and development with LinkedIn and LinkedIn Learning

These courses (available in Microsoft Sway) show how you can learn and then combine a personal and professional development model with LinkedIn and LinkedIn Learning in order to take ownership of your own development and then to get the right job for you:

Your Employability: taking ownership of your personal and professional development (Opens in Sway) - This resource introduces you to a model (the Dynamic Development model) that you can learn and then apply to your personal and professional development. The model allows you to understand your development, and what works for you so you can take control and personalise development so it works best for you.

Get the right job for you (Opens in Sway) - In this resource, we bring together a dispositional and situational analysis tool with the power of a dynamic online employability platform to empower you in finding the right job for you. We show you how to move away from the generic and toward the specific job role you want.

How else can LinkedIn and LinkedIn Learning benefit University of Leeds researchers?

Take some time to explore how LinkedIn and LinkedIn Learning can help you.

LinkedIn connects professionals, and is used heavily to look for jobs, network with others and improve career prospects. Using LinkedIn you can:

  • Network with others in your field
  • Showcase your qualifications, experiences and skills to employers
  • Create an online presence and reputation
  • Connect with organisations to stay up-to-date with their latest news and potential job opportunities
  • Search and receive job alerts for areas of work you are interested in
  • Connect your LinkedIn profile to LinkedIn Learning to highlight your completed courses

Find out more about how to set up your LinkedIn profile and how to build your online presence.

LinkedIn Learning has a vast array of courses, containing over 21,000 video-based, professional courses in a wide range of areas including technology, business and professional, and creative subjects. Courses are led by experts and are on average an hour-long, broken down into bite-sized video modules. With LinkedIn Learning you can use it to:

  •  Help support your personal and professional development
  • Learn new skills or software to improve your career prospects
  • Get support with projects or tasks you're trying to complete
  • Access on-the-go and at a time that suits you
  • Easily connect to your LinkedIn profile to highlight completed courses and new skills

Further information about LinkedIn Learning

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