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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 AcademicProsper icon strip

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 icon strip

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 Prosper icon strip

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

Recording and Reflecting on Prosper: A Snapshot Analysis of the Cohort JournalsProsper icon strip

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

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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