Researcher Development Events and Activities

The Academy presents this section of the website as a central point of information about staff development opportunities that are offered to researchers and academics across the University, augmenting existing communications regarding local initiatives. Please note, it is not compulsory for all sessions to be advertised, but we hope that providing this further point of information will be of benefit to all who are engaged in the development of their research. 

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Colleagues are invited to share the details of any activities and sessions that are run at Faculty and local levels with us, using the template below.

Submission form to publicise research staff development activities

All sessions are aligned with the Researcher Development Framework (RDF). Researchers of all career stages can map their own bespoke development pathways depending on their research ambitions, needs and aspirations.

Online opportunities are available on the LinkedIn Learning - Researcher and Doctoral Skills Development Resources pages.

Below you will find activities and sessions available.

Events by Month

November 2021
Session Date and Time Who will benefit? More info and register

WriteFest 2021
WriteFest is an academic write-a-thon that happens every year during the month of November. It draws on the format of academic writing retreats, to provide protected time and space to help researchers to develop good writing practices and strategies.

Throughout November  Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS 
Event information 

RSA Lunch and Learn - Agresso Web Untangled
This session facilitated by colleagues from IT Services and procurement will provide an overview of Agresso Web and help staff navigate the purchase to pay process with confidence.

15 November
1-2pm
Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS
Event information

Researcher KnowHow Programme
As well as the familiar workshops the Library of UoL has two new workshops: Copyright for teaching and research and Responsible Metrics.

15 November - 10 December  Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS 
Event information 

Informal networking zoom for trans/non-binary/gender non-conforming staff and PGRs
Please note that this group is not restricted to research staff, although there will be potential opportunities for the formation of a peer support network for navigating academia while trans.

22 November
2-3pm

Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS
Email Daryl.Hodge@liverpool.ac.uk for zoom details

Who will benefit: staff categories
PD: Postdocs 
ECR: Early Career Researchers 
AR: Academic Research staff 
MCR: Academic and Research Staff (excluding post-docs and early career researchers)
ATR: Academic Teaching and Research staff 
RPS: Research-related Professional Services staff

December 2021
Session Date and Time Who will benefit? More info and register

Researcher KnowHow Programme
As well as the familiar workshops the Library of UoL has two new workshops: Copyright for teaching and research and Responsible Metrics.

15 November - 10 December  Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS 
Event information 

Who will benefit: staff categories
PD: Postdocs 
ECR: Early Career Researchers 
AR: Academic Research staff 
MCR: Academic and Research Staff (excluding post-docs and early career researchers)
ATR: Academic Teaching and Research staff 
RPS: Research-related Professional Services staff

February 2022
Session Date and Time Who will benefit? More info and register

RSA Lunch and Learn

8 February
1-2pm
Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS
Event information TBC

Who will benefit: staff categories
PD: Postdocs 
ECR: Early Career Researchers 
AR: Academic Research staff 
MCR: Academic and Research Staff (excluding post-docs and early career researchers)
ATR: Academic Teaching and Research staff 
RPS: Research-related Professional Services staff

March 2022
Session Date and Time Who will benefit? More info and register

RSA Lunch and Learn

24 March
1-2pm
Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS
Event information TBC

Who will benefit: staff categories
PD: Postdocs 
ECR: Early Career Researchers 
AR: Academic Research staff 
MCR: Academic and Research Staff (excluding post-docs and early career researchers)
ATR: Academic Teaching and Research staff 
RPS: Research-related Professional Services staff

May 2022
Session Date and Time Who will benefit? More info and register

RSA Lunch and Learn

3 May
1-2pm
Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS
Event information TBC

Who will benefit: staff categories
PD: Postdocs 
ECR: Early Career Researchers 
AR: Academic Research staff 
MCR: Academic and Research Staff (excluding post-docs and early career researchers)
ATR: Academic Teaching and Research staff 
RPS: Research-related Professional Services staff

July 2022
Session Date and Time Who will benefit? More info and register

Researcher Wellbeing Day

6 July
1-2pm
Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS
Event information TBC

RSA Lunch and Learn: It’s all about you: making your PDR fit with your personal and professional goals
Would you like to feel well prepared and comfortable in your PDR meeting?
Would you like the outcome of your PDR to meet both your personal and professional goals?
This lunch and learn session led by Tracy Ellis, (Organisational Developer in The Academy at the University of Liverpool), will provide some very practical tips to help you feel empowered to ensure that your PDR experience works for you whilst reaching a mutually beneficial outcome for you and your PDR.

19 July
1-2pm
Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS
Event information TBC

Who will benefit: staff categories
PD: Postdocs 
ECR: Early Career Researchers 
AR: Academic Research staff 
MCR: Academic and Research Staff (excluding post-docs and early career researchers)
ATR: Academic Teaching and Research staff 
RPS: Research-related Professional Services staff

December 2022
Session Date and Time Who will benefit? More info and register

Research Staff Conference

1 December Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS
Event information TBC

Who will benefit: staff categories
PD: Postdocs 
ECR: Early Career Researchers 
AR: Academic Research staff 
MCR: Academic and Research Staff (excluding post-docs and early career researchers)
ATR: Academic Teaching and Research staff 
RPS: Research-related Professional Services staff