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

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

North West Council for Allied Health Professions Research (CAHPR): Research ideas workshop

20 Sept 
9-10.30am
Open to
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS
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National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) 2022

19-23 Sept Open to all Faculties,
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS
Event Update

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

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

RSA lunch and learn Pitfalls for Projects at Pre- and Post-Award

18 Oct 
1-2pm
Open to all faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS
For more information and to Register Visit (the link is https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rsa-lunch-and-learn-public-engagment-tickets-266745261257)

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

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 2023
Session Date and Time Who will benefit? More info and register

RSA lunch and learn

13 Feb
1-2pm

Open to all Faculties
PPD, 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 2023
Session Date and Time Who will benefit? More info and register

RSA lunch and learn

23 Mar
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 2023
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