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

Posted on: 12 October 2022 | Category: Blog posts

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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.

Prosper Career Development Pilot: Ensuring a Diverse Cohort

Posted on: 26 May 2022 | Category: Blog posts

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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.

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

Posted on: 11 April 2022 | Category: Blog posts

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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.

Prosper – First Cohort Celebrates end of year

Posted on: 1 April 2022 | Category: Blog posts

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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.

Prosper recruits second cohort of Postdocs

Posted on: 13 January 2022 | Category: Blog posts

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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.

My Prosper Journey

Posted on: 26 November 2021 | Category: Blog posts

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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.

Reflections from the Prosper pilot

Posted on: 23 August 2021 | Category: Blog posts

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As we open recruitment for our second postdoc career development pilot, we hear from 3 postdocs from our current cohort at the University of Liverpool. Egidijus Kukstas, School of Physical Sciences, Smitha Maretvadakethope, Department of Mathematical Sciences and Blanca Perez Sepulveda, Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences, reflect on their Prosper experiences so far.

Prosper career development pilot: ensuring a diverse cohort

Posted on: 24 June 2021 | Category: Blog posts

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As 53 postdocs join our career development pilot, we reflect on the final make-up of this first cohort and the process of recruiting these participants

Iterating the Prosper portal – what’s new for summer 2021?

Posted on: 21 May 2021 | Category: Blog posts

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Back in 2019 when Prosper began, stakeholder feedback and co-creation were baked into our core objectives for how we would develop this new approach to postdoc career development. We knew that if we wanted to achieve our goals of revolutionising the postdoc career development environment, we would need to build Prosper in a way that was driven by insights from postdocs, PIs and employers alike from day one if we were to provide what they really needed.

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