"development" blog posts
Career Development Award allowed to pursue my wine chemistry dreams
Dr Filip Szczypinski, Research Associate in the Department of Chemistry, shares how a Postdoctoral Career Development Award enabled him to develop expertise in wine chemistry.
Posted on: 25 September 2023
What does it take to pursue science for a woman from a rural background? From 609503 to L69 7ZB
My parents taught me that education is the primary wealth.
Posted on: 26 May 2022
Research Consultancy: Your next career move?
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.
Posted on: 17 September 2021
Academia and industry: Worlds apart?
In most sectors, academia and industry are crucial partners.
Posted on: 9 September 2021
Supporting researchers through the Researcher Development Concordat
The first question one might ask is, “what is a concordat”?
Posted on: 8 September 2021
How to prepare for a successful future
Postdocs are busy people. Between the research, writing, teaching and supervising, there’s often little time left to think about what comes next.
Posted on: 3 September 2021
An issue for every researcher
The National Concordat for Researcher Development states clearly: “promote the wellbeing and mental health of researchers”.
Posted on: 25 August 2021
Difficult Conversations – are you ready?
Managing professional relationships, particularly the one you have with your manager, can at times feel challenging.
Posted on: 17 August 2021
Making an Impact, the University’s flagship annual researcher development activity – 4 years on and still Making an Impact!
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.
Posted on: 7 May 2021
Making Sense of Hybrid Practice: Provocations on new ways of working
Dr James Howard, Director of The Academy, talks about how we as an organisation are making sense of ‘hybrid forms of practice’.
Posted on: 12 February 2021
12 Days of Researcher Development
Dr Angela Midgley looks back on 2020 with gratitude.
Posted on: 10 December 2020
National Postdoc Appreciation Week: The impact of COVID-19 on planning and delivering
Dr Fran Sherratt talks about how the challenges presented by COVID-19 have affected the organisation of NPAW 2020.
Posted on: 7 September 2020