Developing as an Early Career Researcher*

The Graduate School would like to invite all Early Career Researchers* to join us for a development event on the morning of Monday 22nd June.

The event is split into two sessions (you can attend just one session) and will include lunch during our second session. Both sessions will be held in Holdenby Lecture Theatre 3 at Park Campus.

The first session is a workshop:

“What it means to be a researcher”, run by Professor Ian Livingstone
10:15-11:45am in HLT3, Park Campus.

This workshop is intended for Early Career Researchers – anyone starting out in their career whose work role involves a substantial amount of research. We will:

  • Consider the characteristics of an effective academic researcher
  • Think about how we can attain these characteristics
  • Discuss some of the drivers for university research in the 21st Century
  • Provide encouragement for you to plan your career development as a researcher.

The workshop will involve plenty of discussion and will be tailored to the interests and needs of participants.

This will be followed by our second session:

“A discussion forum session with lunch” from 12:00-2:00pm
A chance for Early Career Researchers* to discuss issues surrounding their research career development and opportunities at the University of Northampton. The discussion will consider such questions as ‘how can you develop as an effective researcher’, ‘what is stopping your development’, ‘what can the university do to help you develop as a researcher’. The aim will be to develop a programme of support for ECRs for the coming academic year.

You can book both of these sessions on the Eventbrite page here.

*We define Early Career Researchers (ECRs) as those members of University staff starting out on their career whose work role involves a substantial amount of research. Please forward this email onto any members of University staff whose role fits this description.

About Simone Apel

Researcher Developer for The Graduate School, University of Northampton.

Posted on June 8, 2015, in Early Career Researcher, Events, Workshops & Training and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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