23 Things International: Your Adventure in Research

Registration is now open for 23 Things International, 2023. Swansea University is a programme partner alongside universities and research groups from across the world. This unique global programme is specially tailored for researchers interested in learning new tools to enhance their research, build and engage in research communities and build their profile. It is open to postgraduate researchers and academics from all disciplines.

What is it?

23T is a self-directed online programme. Each week we release two blogs – Things – covering a topic or piece of software that can enhance how you work. It’s an easy way to find out the basics, with time to experiment a little and resources for taking things further when you want. Topics range from podcasting to understanding open access, crowdsourcing to publication strategy, career mapping to infographics. There is also the opportunity to build your own website and blog, which is an increasingly popular way to present your work and create public interest.

When you join the programme, we put you in a ‘pod’ with 8-10 other researchers from around the world. Partners this year include the universities of Surrey, Cambridge, Swansea, and Royal Holloway (UK), University College Dublin (Ireland), Otago and Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand) and Avondale University (Australia). We also welcome the Techne doctoral training partnership and the Africa Research Excellence Fund. The Pod creates an instant network of researchers with overlapping research interests and leads to fantastic collaborations and friendships. Some of the Things include small group tasks, helping you to explore topics further together.

On top of all this, the website has a forum for discussion, and we’re mixing in some live events, too – cross-time-zone coffee socials and a 48-hour writing retreat.