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

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

RSA Lunch and Learn: What does the Concordat mean for me? The UK Concordat from the prospective of research staff
The Concordat is an agreement between funders and employers of research staff to improve the employment and support for researchers and research careers in UK higher education. But what does the Concordat actually mean for research staff at Liverpool? How can you benefit from it? The interactive panel session will feature postdocs and research staff at Liverpool who are involved in Concordat initiatives.

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

ECRday2022: two days of online AHSS-focused talks exploring life after the PhD

5-6 May
9.20am-5.30pm 
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
PD, ECR 
Event information 

Career Insights: Interview - 'Exploring Entrepreneurship as a Postdoc'

5 May
11.30am-12.30pm 
Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR 
Event information 

Making an Impact 2022

9 May-10 June Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS
Event information

North West Council for Allied Health Professions Research (CAHPR): How to make a poster 

10 May 
9-11am
Open to
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS
Sign up for updates

Trans and non-binary peer support network
Informal peer support network for trans staff and postgraduate researchers working in academia (including non-academic staff!). All trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming, or questioning folks are welcome. We also have a discord server for discussing trans issues within the University.  

23 May
2-3pm

Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS

Email Daryl.Hodge@liverpool.ac.uk for zoom details and an invite link to discord.

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

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

Making an Impact 2022

9 May-10 June Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS
Event information

Open Research shared experience event

8 June  Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS 
For more information email Judith Carr J.C.Carr@liverpool.ac.uk 

Writing Retreat (online)

9 & 10 June  Open to PDs funded by the Faraday Institution or Alan Turing Institute (C-DICE affiliated) Event information 

Trans and non-binary peer support network
Informal peer support network for trans staff and postgraduate researchers working in academia (including non-academic staff!). All trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming, or questioning folks are welcome. We also have a discord server for discussing trans issues within the University.  

27 June
2-3pm

Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS

Email Daryl.Hodge@liverpool.ac.uk for zoom details and an invite link to discord.

North West Council for Allied Health Professions Research (CAHPR): Annual Event 

28 June 
10am-1pm
Open to
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS
Sign up for updates

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

7 July Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS
Event information TBC

The 6th BME ECR Conference

7 July Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR
Event information

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

Trans and non-binary peer support network
Informal peer support network for trans staff and postgraduate researchers working in academia (including non-academic staff!). All trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming, or questioning folks are welcome. We also have a discord server for discussing trans issues within the University.  

25 July
2-3pm

Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS

Email Daryl.Hodge@liverpool.ac.uk for zoom details and an invite link to discord.

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

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
Sign up for updates

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

18 Oct 
1-2pam
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