"development" blog posts

Research Consultancy: Your next career move?

Posted on: 17 September 2021 | Category: Blog posts

Hellen Parra-Florez

Research consultancy is an excellent career option for postdocs who want to transition outside academia as it allows you to apply what you love, research, to solve immediate problems.


Academia and industry: Worlds apart?

Posted on: 9 September 2021 | Category: Blog posts

Tom Froggatt

In most sectors, academia and industry are crucial partners.


Supporting researchers through the Researcher Development Concordat

Posted on: 8 September 2021 | Category: Blog posts

Dan Wake

The first question one might ask is, “what is a concordat”?


How to prepare for a successful future

Posted on: 3 September 2021 | Category: Blog posts

Dr Mathew Tata

Postdocs are busy people. Between the research, writing, teaching and supervising, there’s often little time left to think about what comes next.


An issue for every researcher

Posted on: 25 August 2021 | Category: Blog posts

Roddy Bray

The National Concordat for Researcher Development states clearly: “promote the wellbeing and mental health of researchers”.


Difficult Conversations – are you ready?

Posted on: 17 August 2021 | Category: Blog posts

Denise Chilton

Managing professional relationships, particularly the one you have with your manager, can at times feel challenging.


Making an Impact, the University’s flagship annual researcher development activity – 4 years on and still Making an Impact!

Posted on: 7 May 2021 | Category: Blog posts

Making an Impact 2021

Dr Angela Midgley talks about the Making an Impact series, initially developed in 2018 and 2019 to provide development activities focused around the Industrial strategy priorities.


Making Sense of Hybrid Practice: Provocations on new ways of working

Posted on: 12 February 2021 | Category: Blog posts

Podcast 34 - James Howard

Dr James Howard, Director of The Academy, talks about how we as an organisation are making sense of ‘hybrid forms of practice’.


12 Days of Researcher Development

Posted on: 10 December 2020 | Category: Blog posts

Thank You

Dr Angela Midgley looks back on 2020 with gratitude.


National Postdoc Appreciation Week: The impact of COVID-19 on planning and delivering

Posted on: 7 September 2020 | Category: Blog posts

Fran Sherratt

Dr Fran Sherratt talks about how the challenges presented by COVID-19 have affected the organisation of NPAW 2020.