Prosper Blog

Looking to the future during National Postdoc Appreciation Week

Posted on: 21 September 2020 | Category: Blog posts

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In the first of our guest blog series, Dr Annette Bramley, Director of the N8 Research Partnership, takes a look at how postdocs are vital to the North's Covid-19 recovery.

Networking: making it work for you

Posted on: 17 August 2020 | Category: Blog posts

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Prosper team members, Katie McAllister and Joanie Magill, take a look at the value of networking and how to do it well. \n\nUniversity of Liverpool staff can also explore this further through supporting content and resources on the Prosper portal linked throughout this piece.

Myth-busting careers beyond academia – challenging assumptions and preconceptions

Posted on: 18 June 2020 | Category: Blog posts

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We've come across a range of preconceptions about work beyond academia. Read on to seperate fact from fiction.

Self-assessment tools: Knowing me, knowing what to do

Posted on: 18 June 2020 | Category: Blog posts

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TL:DR Life is too short to try out every career you could possibly do, so how to narrow it down? Use self-assessment tools to help you clarify what you are both good at and like doing. Self-assessment tools are used across the board, both within and beyond academia.

Co-creating Prosper with employers

Posted on: 18 June 2020 | Category: Blog posts

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Co-creating Prosper with employers – why it matters, how we’re doing it and what we’ve learnt so far.\n\nProsper's Stakeholder Engagaement Manager, Katie McAllister, takes a look at the importance of co-creating our model with employer partners and what we've learnt so far about their needs and priorities.

Who’s who? Profiling the UK postdoc population

Posted on: 27 May 2020 | Category: Blog posts

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In our latest blog, Prosper's Evaluation Researcher, Dr Peny (Panagiota) Sotiropoulou, dives into the data and looks at what it can tell us about the UK postdoc population.

What is a postdoc? part 2

Posted on: 13 May 2020 | Category: Blog posts

Following part 1, in this piece we take a closer look at the skills, personality traits and outlook of postdocs.

Why Prosper?

Posted on: 27 April 2020 | Category: Blog posts

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In our second blog, Prosper’s Senior Project Manager, Lucy Williams and Communications Manager, Catherine Kennedy take look at the project's wider context and why it's needed now more than ever.

What is a postdoc? part 1

Posted on: 27 April 2020 | Category: Blog posts

Since Prosper began, we've often found ourselves facing the question 'so what is a postdoc?' Our Research Staff Developers, Dr Catherine Charlwood and Dr Fiona McBride, look at defining the term and what it means in relation to Prosper.

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