National Postdoc Appreciation Week 2022

Postdoc Appreciation Week 2022 will take place 19-23 September. During this week the University of Liverpool will work in partnership with other universities to offer a series of development, recognition and networking opportunities.

Postdoc Appreciation Week

Since 2019, the University has celebrated National Postdoc Appreciation Day/Week to recognise the significant contributions that postdoctoral scholars make to our research and discovery. In 2022, local activities across the institution and external sessions with our partners country will be held throughout the week and across the country to create awareness. 

Saying thank you

Colleagues have the opportunity to say thank you to a postdoctoral and/or early career researcher colleague with some specially designed virtual thank you cards on our Show Your Appreciation page.

NPAW 2022 events

All events are free to all interested postdocs.

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Event details


Monday 19 September

National celebration online event

Time TBC

For further details visit the PAW website

Tuesday 20 September

Tranquil Tuesday

30 minute wellbeing activities

Take time out to focus on your wellbeing with these short recorded sessions:

Meditation for relaxation

Desk yoga

Wednesday 21 September

Mid-contract career development check-in

Time: 10am-12pm

This 2 hour online-only information session will include bite-sized presentations that showcase the information, guidance and tools available to all Liverpool research staff to support and empower next steps by focusing on future goals and how to work towards them.

Register for this session

Thursday 22 September

Virtual coffee meeting

Time: 10.30-11am

Join your fellow researchers for a virtual coffee! Catch up with colleagues across the University of Liverpool and network with new faces!

A zoom link will be sent out via the RSA e bulletin.

Friday 23 September

The Great Researcher Bake Off and Images of Research competitions

Time: 10.30-11.30am

Location TBC

Let’s end the week with a get together celebrating the culinary talents of researchers!

Bring your favourite bake or a representation of your research with baked goods.

There will be a prize for the “Star baker” of NPAW 2022.

Not so great in the kitchen? Why not show your research in an image that can be displayed on screens during the event. There will also be a prize for the best image.

Bakers are also welcome to submit an image of their research.


Find out about and join in the .