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An evaluation of Prosper's second career development pilot

An evaluation of Prosper's second career development pilot

Prosper’s second career development pilot cohort – involving over 120 postdocs across the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester and Lancaster University – ended in February 2023.

Posted on: 7 February 2024

Life as a Researcher doesn't have to mean Life as an AcademicLife as a Researcher doesn

Life as a Researcher doesn't have to mean Life as an Academic

As we finalise preparations for our first ‘business as usual’ Prosper career development cohort at the University of Liverpool in 2024, we find ourselves reflecting on our two pilot cohorts, and what we learned along the way.

Posted on: 24 January 2024

Prosper’s Second Cohort Celebrates End of YearProsper’s Second Cohort Celebrates End of Year

Prosper’s Second Cohort Celebrates End of Year

On Wednesday 15th February 2023, Prosper marked the successful completion of our second year-long career development pilot.

Posted on: 24 February 2023

Reflect, Explore, Act – An Evaluation of the First Prosper Pilot Reflect, Explore, Act – An Evaluation of the First Prosper Pilot

Reflect, Explore, Act – An Evaluation of the First Prosper Pilot

As we publish our comprehensive evaluation of Prosper’s first career development pilot cohort, we take a look at some of the key findings, and explore the impact of the pilot on participants’ confidence, perceptions, aspirations and behaviours.

Posted on: 12 October 2022

Prosper Career Development Pilot: Ensuring a Diverse CohortProsper Career Development Pilot: Ensuring a Diverse Cohort

Prosper Career Development Pilot: Ensuring a Diverse Cohort

As 75 postdocs from our three partner institutions join our second career development pilot, we reflect on the recruitment process and the make up of the final cohort.

Posted on: 26 May 2022

Recording and Reflecting on Prosper: A Snapshot Analysis of the Cohort JournalsRecording and Reflecting on Prosper: A Snapshot Analysis of the Cohort Journals

Recording and Reflecting on Prosper: A Snapshot Analysis of the Cohort Journals

As our first cohort of 53 postdocs from the University of Liverpool finish their year on our pilot cohort Dr Tamara West, one of our Research Staff Developers, reflects on the role of journaling and offers some insights from an analysis of journal entries.

Posted on: 11 April 2022

Prosper – First Cohort Celebrates end of yearProsper – First Cohort Celebrates end of year

Prosper – First Cohort Celebrates end of year

On Tuesday 29th March 2022, the Prosper Project celebrated the end of the first cohort of postdocs from the University of Liverpool with a virtual leaving event.

Posted on: 1 April 2022

Prosper recruits second cohort of PostdocsProsper recruits second cohort of Postdocs

Prosper recruits second cohort of Postdocs

Following a competitive application process, 86 postdocs from across the University of Liverpool, Lancaster University and University of Manchester have been invited to join Prosper’s second career development pilot, conditional on the agreement of PIs and funders.

Posted on: 13 January 2022

My Prosper JourneyMy Prosper Journey

My Prosper Journey

Alex James, a chemistry postdoc and a member of our first Prosper cohort based at the University of Liverpool, has just landed a new job at a new materials start-up company called Puraffinity. In his blog he talks about his experience of Prosper and how it helped him prepare for and ultimately land his job.

Posted on: 26 November 2021

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