Researcher Development Events and Activities

Below you will find previous events and activities. All Research Staff Association meetings are grouped together and other events and activities are ordered by month and/or year.

Past Research Staff Association meetings

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DateActvityOverview

20 July 2021

RSA Lunch and Learn session

It’s all about you: making your PDR fit with your personal and professional goals
How to feel well prepared and comfortable in your PDR meeting.
How to get 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), provided 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.

Watch this talk

6 May 2021

RSA Lunch and Learn session

Researchers take charge: your culture, your development, your future

In this session, led by Rachel Cox, Engagement and Policy project manager at Vitae researchers had the opportunity to reflect on how they can make an impact on research culture, as well as for their own career.

The Researcher Development Concordat sets out expectations for institutions, funders, managers and researchers under three leading Principles of Environment and culture; Employment; and Professional and Career Development. But what can researchers do to realise these expectations?

In this interactive workshop, discussion was related to the expectations, challenges and opportunities for developing careers.

Focusing on environment, culture and professional development, participants were asked to consider what actions would help them ‘take charge’ of their career and contribute to a positive research environment.

Outcomes from the discussions of this event will feed into future developments for supporting researchers across the sector, therefore participants are encouraged to share (as far as they feel comfortable).

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24 March 2021

RSA Lunch and Learn session

The good, the bad and the ugly about getting a Tenure Track Fellowship 

Experiences and lessons learnt from new principal investigators in their path to forming their own group.

Whether you’re early in the path or close to getting your Tenure Track Fellowship, whether you are in a similar discipline or very different, there is always something to learn from other’s experiences.

Join us in this panel session led by junior HLS PIs Dr Kate Baker, Dr Jamie Hall, and Dr Siobhan O’Brien where they will share first-hand with us the good, the bad and the ugly about their path to getting their tenure track fellowships.

Watch this talk

Tuesday 9 February 2021 RSA Lunch and Learn session

Positioning Research within the sustainable development goals (SDG's)

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been described as a framework that ‘contains the blueprint of the common vision of society towards which the world is trying to move’.

The University of Liverpool has made a commitment to put the SDGs at the heart of all of our activities and given the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic this has never been more important.

Research is a critical part of achieving the SDGs and it is widely recognised that the world won’t be able to fulfil the transformational potential of the goals unless researchers critically engage with them.

This session explored some simple steps that researchers can take to position their research within the context of the SDGs and help to increase our understanding about their interconnectivity as well as the wicked problems and wicked solutions that are emerging.

The session was led by Fiona Brannigan, a chartered environmentalist that has worked in sustainability for almost 20 years.

Watch this talk 

Monday 7 December 2020  Conference  Research Staff Conference 

Monday 16 November 2020

RSA Lunch and Learn session 

A researchers perspective on building a profile across continents

This session was delivered by Dr Micaela Matta - a Marie Curie Fellow and a former Newton International Fellow in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Liverpool.

It provided a personal experience in academia: collaborative research, funding, software development and outreach across the pond and back. Highlighting in particular how to balance the many roles involved in a postdoc position and how activities outside the research lab helped shape Micaela’s academic profile and achieve independent funding.

Thursday 8 October 2020

RSA Lunch and Learn session

This session was delivered by Tracy Ellis from The Academy who runs the University of Liverpool Mentoring Network. It provided an overview of mentoring; the personal and professional benefits; how it differs from other forms of support; how to choose a mentor; a brief tour of the University Mentoring Portal; and tips on how to make a mentoring relationship successful.

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21-25 September 2020

various activities  

Wednesday 1 July 2020

and

Wednesday  8 July 2020

Various activities 

Wellbeing for Researchers

Wellbeing means different things to different people but what does it mean to you?

This 2-part session will help you understand when it comes to wellbeing what are the key factors when it comes to well-being.

Session 1 – 1 July:  Personal wellbeing
Session 2 – 8 July:  Professional wellbeing

By the end of the 2 sessions you will better understand:
- what wellbeing means to you
- more about the key factors that impact wellbeing at work
- more about the key factors that impact your personal wellbeing
- the role of self-care and some tips to help you make sure that you are looking after yourself
- the relationship between self-care and resilience levels

The following will also be covered:

Stress vs Pressure and what is the difference?

Introduction to the “Goldilocks” Curve to help you understand your early warning signs when it comes to managing stress.

How our personality types can unconsciously impact our stress levels and what to do about it.

Session takeaways: - A number of proven tools and techniques that you can use long after the session is over to help you enhance your well- being

Including:
- Wheel of Wellbeing is a simple tool that you can use to help you get a better work life balance
- The Urgent Important Grid – to help you prioritise your work when everything is urgent
- Some top tips between the sessions for master procrastinators!

5 June

 

Two Café Culture events, held as part of Making an Impact 2020, hosted by the RSA online to discuss the results of the Wellcome Reimagine Research campaign.

These sessions provided research staff with an opportunity to talk with their colleagues about the challenges we face in research culture, reflect on what a better culture would look like, and propose solutions for how Wellcome and other parts of the system could change.

11 May John Ellis from the Research Support Office (RSO)

RSA Lunch and Learn seminar: What the FEC?

Want to know what FEC is? Want to learn how the University recovers costs from grants? Need advice on how to cost your grant or how to budget? Then this is the lunch and learn seminar for you!

John Ellis from the Research Support Office (RSO) will be joining us to answer these questions.

The RSO provides academics and their school/institutes with support on costing and submitting grant applications. Once awarded the RSO ensures compliance with the funder’s terms and conditions, providing support and advice on eligibility and completing and submitting financial claims to funders on behalf of the University.

Watch this talk.

27 April

Monica Chavez, Educational Developer in The Academy

The Research Staff Association steering committee have been using Microsoft Teams for the past few months. We’ve found that it has helped reduce e-mails and aid in organisation of events so now we want to share this with YOU!

Learn how to use Microsoft Teams for research collaboration and communication. You will see a demonstration of Teams' functions plus time for questions.

Watch this talk.

Take a look at how Dr Michael Johnson uses Microsoft Teams for research: https://flipgrid.com/1f3a773a

Past RSA meetings 2019

DateLunch and Learn SpeakerOverview

13 November

Laura David, IP Manager, Research Partnerships and Innovation

What is intellectual property? What are the benefits of intellectual property? Does intellectual property stop me presenting at conferences? How do I know if intellectual property is relevant for my work? How do I go about getting protection? To answer these questions, this one hour lunch and learn seminar will explain what intellectual property is, what it means for YOU and YOUR research, and how the University is here to help.

1 October 

Katie Wheat, Head of Higher Education at Vitae

Have you heard of the Concordat? Do you know what it is and why it should matter to you?  Have you engaged with VITAE? Would you like to receive better career and development support at Liverpool?
This one hour lunch and learn seminar will explain what the Concordat is, what it means for YOU as a Liverpool Researcher and how the University, together with VITAE, can support YOUR career development.

13 June Ms Mary Jane Monaghan, Research Assistant, FIT4RRI Project funded under Horizon 2020 Embedding responsible research and innovation principles into current ethics and science education practices. If interested, you can get a chance to be involved in her research too!
8 May Research, Partnerships, and Innovation Team Support facilities available to researchers at every stage of their research, the impact and knowledge exchange process, and effective engagement options with collaborators, partners and funders.
22 March Mr Simon Thomson, Director, Centre for Innovation in Education Teaching, learning and assessment at UoL; the use of educational technology; and the design and delivery of co and extra-curricular provision and how CIE supports staff in this regard.
4 February Ms Laura Winters, Public Engagement Officer, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences Different public engagement activities available at the University and go through the process of grant application to fund your own ideas.

RSA meetings 2018

DateOverview
21 November Understanding how the Researcher Development Framework (RDF) can be used by researchers to evaluate their training and development needs
3 October UoL response to the Review of the Concordat to support researchers’ careers 
30 August  Benefits of engaging with UoL’s Statement of Expectations 
1 June UoL RSA planning for development activities 
24 May 'Making an Impact Week' development opportunities for research staff 
25 April Planning for RSA session during Making an Impact Week 2018 
27 March Invited speakers from Lancaster University’s Research Staff Academy 
7 February Research Staff Association Inaugural Meeting

To view past RSA meeting minutes and documents, please visit the RSA intranet page (staff only).

All events and activities 2018

General events and activities 2018

December 2018

Session Date and Time Who will benefit?*

Vitae RDF 
domains covered

DMP workshop – tackling a data management plan GDPR Special

Thurs 6 Dec
14:30-16:00

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

A1, B2, B3, C1,
C2, D1, D2

DMP workshop – tackling a data management plan

Tues 11 Dec
10:30-12.00

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

A1, B2, B3, C1,
C2, D1, D2

Research Staff Conference Tues 11 Dec
10:30-16:30
Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR, ATR, RPS

A1, A2, A3, C2,
D2, D3

Public Lecture: “Brexit: What’s next?” Wed 12 Dec
17:30-19.00
Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS

C2, D3

November 2018

Session Date and Time Who will benefit?*

Vitae RDF 
domains covered

Faculty of HLS Public Engagement Showcase Event

Tues 20 Nov
11:30-14:15

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

D2, D3


* Who will benefit: staff categories

PD: Post-docs
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

January 2019

 

Session Date and Time Who will benefit?*

Vitae RDF 
domains covered

DMP workshop – tackling a data management plan

Tues 15 Jan
10:30-12:00

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

A1, B2, B3, C1,
C2, D1, D2

Sharing Best Practice: How can Industry and Academia work together to tackle inequality and discrimination?

Wed 16 Jan

12:15–14:30

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

 B3, C1, C2, D1

Pedagogic Research Conference

Thurs 17 Jan
10.30am-4.30pm

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

A1, A2, A3, C2,
D2, D3

Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Application Briefing Session

Tues 22 Jan
12:00-13:00

Open to all Faculties
PD

B3, C3

DMP workshop – tackling a data management plan GDPR Special

Tues 22 Jan
14:30-16:00

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

A1, B2, B3, C1,
C2, D1, D2

Introduction to Public Engagement

Thur 24 Jan

09:00-14:00

Health and Life Sciences
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR

D1, D2, D3

The life histories of female academics and the impact on career decisions
(Carol Costello)

Thur 24 Jan
12:15-13:45

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

A1, B1, B2, B3,
C1, D3

The ECA/ECR condition in the context of wellbeing and freedom
(Dr Martin Gough)

Wed 30 Jan
12:15-13:45

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

A1, B1, B2, B3, 
C1, D3

* Who will benefit: staff categories
PD: Post-docs 
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 2019
Session Date and Time Who will benefit?*

Vitae RDF 
domains covered

Venue and more info
RSA Meeting: Different public engagement activities available at the University and go through the process of grant application to fund your own ideas.

Mon 4 Feb
13:00-14:00

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

C3, D2, D3  

Intervening in management students’ placement experience to remove barriers in the use of theory (Dr Simon Snowden)

Wed 13 Feb

12:15-13:45

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

A1, B3, D3 

Walbank Lecture Theatre, Abercromby SQ (south).

Email hlcevent@liverpool.ac.uk to register. 

Liverpool University Press and Manifold Project

Wed 13 Feb 13:00-14:00

Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR, ATR, RPS
C1, C2, D2, D3

Seminar Room 4 Management School 

Part of Love Open Love Research Love Data week: liverpool.ac.uk/lovedata 

No registration required.

Paywall The movie. The Business of Scholarship followed by panel discussion about publishing and open access  Wed 13 Feb 14:00-16:30  Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR, ATR, RPS
B2, B3, C3, D2, D3 

The Everyman Theatre 

 

Part of Love Open Love Research Love Data week: liverpool.ac.uk/lovedata 

 

Gale Digital Scholar Lab: Supporting Digital Scholarship  Thu  14 Feb 11:00-11:45  Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR 
A1, B3 

Taylor Room Sydney Jones Library 

Part of Love Open Love Research Love Data week: liverpool.ac.uk/lovedata 

No registration required.

How I learned to stop worrying and love Plan S  Fri 15 Feb 10:00-11:00  Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR, ATR, RPS
A1, B3, D2, D3 

Taylor Room Sydney Jones Library 

Part of Love Open Love Research Love Data week: liverpool.ac.uk/lovedata 

No registration required. 

Impact Matters Series. 1. Brain & lung: improving healthcare effectiveness and saving lives Fri 15 Feb 12:30-14:00 Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR, ATR, RPS
D3

Sherrington Building, seminar room 4.

Email impacthls@liverpool.ac.uk to register.

How sustainable is the circular economy? Tue 26 Feb 08:00-09:30 Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR, ATR, RPS
A1, C2, D3

 

Science and Technology Committee evidence session: Balance and effectiveness of research spending Thu 28 Feb 17:30-20:30 Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR, ATR, RPS
A1, D1, D2, D3

 

Rose Thomas in Conversation with Dr Diane Frost Thu 28 Feb 17:30-20:30 Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR, ATR, RPS
A1, A3, B1, B2, B3

 

* Who will benefit: staff categories
PD: Post-docs 
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 2019

Who will benefit: staff categories
PD: Post-docs 
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

Session Date and Time Who will benefit?      

Vitae RDF 
domains covered

Venue and more info
Impact Matters Series. 2. Diverse impact from University research

Fri 1 Mar 12:30-14:00

Open to all Faculties

PD, ECR, AR, MCR, ATR, RPS

D3 

Hub 502, Flexible Seminar room2 on 1st floor. 

Email impacthls@liverpool.ac.uk to register. 

One PS Development Series: From Digital Dread to Digital Wellbeing (Tunde Varga-Atkins, Learning Technology Developer, CIE)

Tue 5 Mar 12:30-14:00

Open to all Faculties

RPS

A3, B2. B3  Available to book through the Core HR portal (search for One PS) 
Investigating the value of different varieties of draft submissions in undergraduate English Literature modules (Dr Melissa Raines)

Wed 6 Mar 12:15-13:45

Open to all Faculties

PD, ECR, AR, MCR, ATR, RPS        

A1, B3, D2, D3

Walbank Lecture Theatre, Abercromby SQ (south).

Email hlcevent@liverpool.ac.uk to register.

Careers Outside Academia

Thu 14 Mar 14:00-16:00 

Open to all Faculties

PD 

B2, B3   
Impact Matters No. 3: Diverse impact for diabetes and animal feed from an understanding of SGLT sodium glucose cotransporter function

Fri 15 Mar 12:30-14:00

Open to all Faculties

PD, ECR, AR, MCR, ATR, RPS

D3 

Room 101A, Whelan Building

Email impacthls@liverpool.ac.uk to register. 
Employability and beyond: Making a contribution to a collective effort through one’s work (Dr Peter Kahn)

Wed 20 Mar 12:15-13:45

Open to all Faculties

PD, ECR, AR,MCR, ATR, RPS  

A1, B3, D2, D3

Walbank Lecture Theatre, Abercromby SQ (south).

Email hlcevent@liverpool.ac.uk to register.

RSA Meeting: Teaching, learning and assessment at UoL; the use of educational technology; and the design and delivery of co and extra-curricular provision and how CIE supports staff in this regard. 

Fri 22 Mar
13:00-14:00

Open to all Faculties

PD, ECR, AR, MCR, ATR, RPS  

C2, C3, D2, D3  
April 2019

Who will benefit: staff categories
PD: Post-docs 
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

Session Date and Time Who will benefit?

Vitae RDF 
domains covered

More info and register

Liverpool Early Career Researcher Conference: Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Wed 3 Apr 09:30 – Fri 5 Apr 17:00  Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, ATR 
A1, B3, D2, D3   

Unbundling the university: reflections on a fieldwork in South Africa and the UK (Dr Mariya Ivancheva)

Tues 9 Apr 
12:15-13:45

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

A1, B3, D1, D2, D3

Walbank Lecture Theatre, Abercromby SQ (south).

Email hlcevent@liverpool.ac.uk to register.
 Course: R for beginners

Wed 10-Fri 12 Apr 
(full days)
09:00-17:00          

Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, anyone interested in the statistical software R
A1, A2, A3, B3  
May 2019

Who will benefit: staff categories
PD: Post-docs 
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

Session Date and Time Who will benefit?

Vitae RDF 
domains covered

RSA Meeting including:
Support facilities available to researchers at every stage of their research.
The impact and knowledge exchange process.
Effective engagement options with collaborators, partners and funders.

Wed 8 May
13:00-14:00

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

A1, B3, D3 

Quality in Higher Education: Developing a virtue of professional practice (Professor Ming Cheng)

Thu 14 May
12:15-13:45

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

A1, B3, D2, D3

 

June 2019

Who will benefit: staff categories
PD: Post-docs 
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

Session Date and Time Who will benefit?

Vitae RDF 
domains covered

SysBioLiv19: Data-driven modelling of complex biological systems

Wed 5 June
9.15am-5pm

Open to HLS & SE
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR

A1, A2, A3,
D2, D3
RSA Meeting: Embedding responsible research and innovation principles into current ethics and science education practices

Thur 13 June
1.00-2.00pm

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

A2, A3, C1 
School of Physical Sciences Researcher Forum Coffee Morning

Fri 21 June

10.30 – 11.30

Open to School of Physical Sciences PD, AR, MCR, ATR, RPS  A1, B1, B3, D1 
July 2019

There are currently no events posted for July. 

August 2019

There are currently no events posted for August. 

September 2019

Who will benefit: staff categories
PD: Post-docs 
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

Session Date and Time Who will benefit?

Vitae RDF 
domains covered

Future Investigators of Regenerative Medicine (FIRM) Symposium 2019.

Mon 23-
Thur 26 Sep

Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR

A2, A3, B1, B3,
D1, D2, D3 
International Postdoc Appreciation Week

Mon 16-Fri 20 Sep

PD

A2, A3, B1, B3,
D1, D2, D3
February 2020
Session Date and Time Who will benefit?*
Dr Jess Wade - Why we should all edit Wikipedia

Fri 28 Feb
13:00-14:00

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

* Who will benefit: staff categories
PD: Post-docs 
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 2020
Session Date and Time Who will benefit?*

Rachel Clarke - Dear Life: A Doctor’s Story of Love and Loss

Tue 3 March 
17:30-19:00

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

CRUK Early and Mid-Career Researcher Network
for Early Detection of Cancer

Tue 17 March 
13:00-16:00

Open to all Faculties
ECR, MCR

Grant-writing workshop on applying for NIHR funding

Tue 17 March 
14:00-16:30

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

Make Menopause Work for You  Lunchtime Networking session

Wed 18 March
1.15-2.15pm

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

Research Professional Workshop Overview

Wed 25 March
10:30-11:30

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

Research Professional - Finding Early Career Research Funding
Opportunities
Wed 25 March
11:45-12:45
Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS
Research Professional Overview – Networking and Lunch Wed 25 March
13:15-15:00
Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS
Research Professional - Finding Early Career Research Funding
Opportunities
Wed 25 March
15:30-16:15
Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS

HSS ECR Network: Engaging with Digital Research as an ECR

Thu 26 March
11:00-13:00
Open to all Faculties
ECR

Webinar on Infectious disease outbreak research: insights and trends

Mon 30 March
4-5pm
Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS

* Who will benefit: staff categories
PD: Post-docs
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

April 2020
Session Date and Time Who will benefit?*

IP for research live

Thurs 2 Apr
2.30-4pm

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

Webinar from the Centre for Genomic Research on NanoString Technologies 

Tue 7 Apr
12-1pm

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

CGR Metagenomics Workshop

15-17 Apr
(Application deadline: 13 Mar)

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

I'm a Scientist - Stay at Home
Online STEM engagement activities with students and teachers.

Sign up by 17 April

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

Webinar - Women in Innovation: Building Success – Leadership

Wed 22 Apr
12-1pm

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

Data analytics tools for engineering research

Thur 23 Apr
6-7pm

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

RSA Lunch and Learn: Microsoft Teams

Mon 27 Apr
1-2pm

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

* Who will benefit: staff categories
PD: Post-docs 
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 2020
Session Date and Time Who will benefit?* More info & register

Copyright and your thesis – Martin Wolf

Thur 7 May
2-3pm

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

Event details

RSA Lunch and Learn Seminar: What the FEC?

Mon 11 May
1-2pm

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

Event details

Researcher Café – Sarah Roughley-Barake

Mon 18 May
2-3pm

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

Event details

Choosing the right journal – Sarah Roughley-Barake

Wed 27 May
2-2.45pm

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

Event details

Advancing in Academia: Health Sciences – Four-week course

Registration closes Mon 1 June

See event details

Event details

* Who will benefit: staff categories
PD: Post-docs 
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 2020
Session Date and Time Who will benefit*      
Making an Impact 2020

1-19 June

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

R for beginners
Register by 18 May

3-5 June

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

Research data management and anonymisation – Judith Carr

Wed 24 June 2.30-3.30 pm

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

*Who will benefit: staff categories
PD: Post-docs 
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 2020
Session Date and Time Who will benefit?*

Wellbeing for Researchers

Wellbeing means different things to different people but what does it mean to you?

This 2-part session will help you understand when it comes to wellbeing what are the key factors when it comes to well-being.

Session 1 – 1 July:  Personal wellbeing
Session 2 – 8 July:  Professional wellbeing

By the end of the 2 sessions you will better understand:
- what wellbeing means to you
- more about the key factors that impact wellbeing at work
- more about the key factors that impact your personal wellbeing
- the role of self-care and some tips to help you make sure that you are looking after yourself
- the relationship between self-care and resilience levels

The following will also be covered:

Stress vs Pressure and what is the difference?

Introduction to the “Goldilocks” Curve to help you understand your early warning signs when it comes to managing stress.

How our personality types can unconsciously impact our stress levels and what to do about it.

Session takeaways: - A number of proven tools and techniques that you can use long after the session is over to help you enhance your well- being

Including:
- Wheel of Wellbeing is a simple tool that you can use to help you get a better work life balance
- The Urgent Important Grid – to help you prioritise your work when everything is urgent
- Some top tips between the sessions for master procrastinators!

1 & 8 July

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

Research data management and reproducibility – Judith Carr

Tue 7 July
10.30-11.30am 

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

R for data science, applied to life sciences (intermediate level)
Register by 19 June

7-10 July

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

The London Postdoc Network (LPN) - panel discussion with young PIs who have recently started their independent labs in leading institutions worldwide  

16 July
From 6pm

Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR

Work and wellbeing for life: A virtual learning experience for researchers presented by Denise Chilton 

17 July
10-11.30am

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

Exploring the Gender Pay Gap with Python

22 July
3-5pm

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

Share Your Research: How to Give a Good Talk - a free, 5-week course hosted by iBiology

Begins 27 July

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

*Who will benefit: staff categories
PD: Post-docs 
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

 
August 2020
Session Date and Time Who will benefit?*

Online Writing Retreats for International STEM researchers

Every Thursday in August
9am-12pm

STEM:
PD, ECR, AR, MCR, 
ATR, RPS 

Online Writing Retreats for International HSS researchers

Every Friday in August
10am-1.30pm

HSS:
PD, ECR, AR, MCR, 
ATR, RPS 

Researcher Summer School  

3-7 Aug 

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

Researcher KnowHow Session: Altmetric and Social Media

13 Aug
11am-12pm

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

Researcher KnowHow Session: Research Data Management (RDM) and Anonymisation 

18 Aug
10.30-11.30am

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

*Who will benefit: staff categories
PD: Post-docs 
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 2020

 

Session Date and Time Who will benefit?*
Reimagining the postdoctoral experience: A Wellcome Trust event

10 & 11 September

Open to all Faculties
PD

National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) 2020

21–25 September

Open to all Faculties
PD

PGR Supervisors Network launch: Fostering good relationships whilst supervising remotely (online course)

23 September
12-1.30pm

Open to all Faculties

Being LGBTQ+ in Academia

23 September
1pm

Open to all Faculties

*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 2020
Session Date and Time Who will benefit?

RSA RISE Focused meeting – a conversation with purpose


If you’re unable to participate, or have more to say, please respond to this very short survey before 13 November.

Thur 22 Oct
1-2pm

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

Researcher Know-How Programme

29 Oct - 2 Nov

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

Who will benefit: staff categories
PD: Post-docs 
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

November 2020
Session Date and Time Who will benefit?

Write Fest 2020

Throughout November 2020 

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

“Pop-Up Inclusion Matters” -  Training and Seminars

Various dates in November 2020

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

Discounted external researcher training courses from Electv Training - 20% off
Writing for publication in scientific journals

2&3 Nov
2-5pm
(More dates in Dec and Jan)

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

The Manager’s Pit Stop – How to feel a little more motivated

3 Nov
11am-12pm

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

Who will benefit: staff categories
PD: Post-docs 
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 2020
Session Date and Time Who will benefit?

Science and Engineering Focused IP Clinic

10 Dec
1-4pm

Faculty:SE
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS

Discounted external researcher training courses from Electv Training - 20% off
Academic careers: expectations, planning & preparation

15 Dec
9.30am-12.30pm

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

Who will benefit: staff categories
PD: Post-docs 
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

January 2021
Session Date and Time Who will benefit?

Discounted external researcher training courses from Electv Training - 20% off

Attracting funding: writing & applying for fellowships

15 Jan
9.30am-12.30pm

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

Prosper Postdoc Career Development Pilot
Applications are now open

Deadline:
22 Jan

Open to all Faculties
PD

UKRI Early Career Researchers’ Forum applications
If you are submitting an application, please let Saneeya Qureshi in The Academy know.

Deadline:
29 Jan

Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR

Public Engagement and Involvement Showcase

29 Jan
10am-12pm

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

Who will benefit: staff categories
PD: Post-docs 
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 2021
Session Date and Time Who will benefit?

UK Digital Economy Crucible applications

Deadline:
7 Feb
Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR

Reproducibility for Everyone (R4E)

17 Feb
2-3.30pm 
Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS 

Researchers with disabilities and the UK parliament
Join UK Parliament’s Knowledge Exchange Unit to share your experience

18, 23 & 24 Feb

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

Who will benefit: staff categories
PD: Post-docs 
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 2021
Session Date and Time Who will benefit?

Open Research: A vision for the future half-day Symposium 

2 March
12.20-5.10pm 
Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS 

2021 Symposium on Teaching Reproducible Research: Educational Outcomes 

5 March
4pm
Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS

2021 Symposium on Teaching Reproducible Research: Educational Outcomes

Between 5 March & 14 May

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

Reimagine Research Culture Festival 

22-26 March  Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS 

Confused about research ethics?
Part of the IVES ECR Network’s “skills seminar” series, Dr Jennifer Duncan will be helping us navigate research ethics.

24 March
3pm
Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS

Spotlight session: How is sequencing changing your field of research?

Closing date for submissions: 26 March   Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS  

Jisc Tech 2 Tech webinar on the European Open Science Cloud

26 March 
1-2.30pm
Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS  

Who will benefit: staff categories
PD: Post-docs 
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

April 2021
Session Date and Time Who will benefit?

DASA Defence and Security Accelerator webinar

 

21 April
10-11am plus discussion
Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS 

IP Impact Event

28 April 
12.30-1.30pm
Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS 

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 2021
Session Date and Time Who will benefit?

Making an Impact 2021

 

10 May - 11 June

Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS
IP Impact Event 12 May 
12.30-1.30pm 
Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS  

The Hidden REF

Deadline: 14 May 3pm  Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS   
Leading Routes seminar - Getting Published: A roadmap to journals & academic book publishing  19 May
1pm
Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS
Policy Engagement for Researchers – Government in contrast to Parliament 19 May 
2-3pm
Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS  
Parliament for Researchers – How to engage with devolved legislatures 25 May 
10-11am
Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS

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 2021
Session Date and Time Who will benefit?

Making an Impact 2021

 

10 May - 11 June

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

Parliament for Researchers - exploring select committee evidence

9 June
2-3pm
Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS

Leading Routes seminar - Rethinking Post-PhD Careers: Alternative paths in academia and research 

16 June
5pm
Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS

UoL-Xi'an Jiaotong University Virtual Symposium

15 June - 2 July Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS

Mentoring Database – drop-in session

18 June
10am
Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS

Liverpool Philharmonic and University of Liverpool event

22 June
1-2pm
Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS

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 2021
Session Date and Time Who will benefit?

Researcher Wellbeing Week

5-9 July Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS

Leading Routes seminar - Writing winning grants for STEM

7 July
5pm
Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS

5th Black and Minority Ethnic ECR conference

 

9 July
9.30am-6pm
Open to all Faculties
ECR

Leading Routes seminar - Writing winning grants for arts, humanities, & social sciences 

14 July
5pm
Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS

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.

20 July
1-2pm
Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS

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.

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

AHSS funding event for ECRs

29 July
9.30am-5pm 
HSS - ECRs 

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

August 2021
Session Date and Time Who will benefit?

Fast lane to slow science - Prof. Uta Frith

4 August
3pm 
Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS 

Narrative CVs: what we have learnt so far

10 August
11am-12pm

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

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.

23 August
2-3pm

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

Who will benefit: staff categories
PD: Post-docs 
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 2021
Session Date and Time Who will benefit? More info and register

Attracting your own research funding: writing and applying for postdoctoral fellowships

9 September
9.30am-12.30pm
Open to all Faculties
PD
Register
Use discount code: COMMUNITY20

National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW)– includes the National Postdoc Conference on 24 September 2021

20-24 September Open to all Faculties
PD, ECR, AR, MCR,
ATR, RPS
NPDC21 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.

27 September
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

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

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.

25 October
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: Post-docs 
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