Would you like to help colleagues develop essential skills that enable effective science communication and international research in English?

If so, then why not train to become a certified trainer for the British Council’s Researcher Connect programme.

You can find more information about the Researcher Connect programme here:


The two day Train-the-Trainer course will be held from 31 October to 1 November 2016  in KyivDeadline for applications is 10 October 2016.

What skills will the trainers acquire from this course?  

  • Coaching in core academic writing skills, especially in writing abstracts for different audiences and needs
  • Coaching in writing successful and persuasive proposals
  • Providing youngresearcherswith tools to communicate and collaborate effectively, whatever the situation or context

What are the advantages of becoming a Researcher Connect” Trainer?

  • You will receive the Researcher Connect Trainer’s Certificate from the British Council
  • You will becomepartofan internationalnetworkof trainers for this programme
  • You will enhanceyourownprofessionalstatus  inyour University or research institution by becoming a recognised trainer
  • You will have future opportunities to run training courses to support scientists at the request of the British Council  or other international organisations

Selection criteria for candidates:

  • Teaching/training experience. Teaching experience in English will be an advantage 
  • Experience in doing research and a good understanding of researchers’ needs and challenge
  • Strong English language competence, speaking and writing skills at  С1 level or above  
  • Previous successful completion of  “Researcher Connect”  training in Ukraine is a prerequisite  * *
  • If your application is successful and your attendance of the training is approved, we will ask you to submit a support letter from your institution/employer confirming that you are committed and able to attend this two day training and the three day standard “Researcher  Connect“ workshop before that (if you have not attended a “Researcher Connect” course before)

confirmedbyavalidcertificate (IELTS/Cambridge/TOEFL). If there is no certificate, British Council will offer free testing

** Strong candidates who did not have Researcher Connect training will be invited to attend a course prior to receiving separate Trainer training. 

How to apply

For the course from 31 October-1 November 2016 in Kyiv, please complete the application form and send it to the British Council via the email address: UA_IHE@britishcouncil.org.ua 

Deadline for submitting applications is 10 October 2016

When you submit your application, please write “Researcher Connect Train-the-Trainer”  in the subject line of your e-mail

Contact person for enquiries:  Maria Zakharova, Education Coordinator
tel.: (044) 490 5600