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Would you like to get some more teaching experience? The Open University (the UK’s largest distance-learning University) would like to offer Cambridge postdocs the opportunity to gain experience tutoring on their courses. They can offer:

  • Flexible teaching opportunities to suit your workload and preferences
  • The chance to support students from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • Training and support to teach through a variety of media, which is becoming increasingly valued on the academic job market.

Come along and find out more about what is on offer, and how you can get involved. Jane Jones, Associate Dean at the Open University, will lead the session, which will include input from former Cambridge postdocs who have taken up this experience.

Bring & Share Wed 11 Mar 2020   12:00 Finished

Bring along your favorite/local dish to share (max. 2 portions) and enjoy all kinds of food from all around the world!

Concordat Open Meeting new Wed 4 Mar 2020   13:00 Finished

In December 2019, the University of Cambridge officially signed the new Researcher Development Concordat. The ‘Concordat’ sets out a series of responsibilities and working practices designed to create a healthy and supportive culture for research, and to increase the appeal and sustainability of research careers in the UK.

The new Concordat is structured in to three principles: Environment & culture, employment and professional & career development. Within each principle there are obligations for institutions, managers of researchers and researchers themselves, and, for the first time, funders of research.

At this open meeting, Liz Simmonds, chair of the University’s Concordat Working Group, will present further detail about the Concordat and its likely benefits and implications, and will update on progress of the working group towards an institutional implementation plan. This will be followed by a Q&A session.

The Concordat will have an impact across the whole institution, and so this session will be useful for academic staff, research staff, and professional services staff who support postdocs.

Ethics of Research Involving Personal Data new Wed 9 Dec 2020   10:00 Finished

Using personal data in academic research creates a range of legal and ethical challenges for the researcher. This session will provide a short overview of the key things that researchers must do to ensure that their research remains ethical and legal. On this course, you will learn what constitutes personal data, the principles of processing personal data and re-using personal data and how to comply with the data protection legislation in research.

Using case studies and group discussion, this course will explore best practice for working with personal data and provide opportunities for you to share your experiences and learn from others. The session will also provide the opportunity for a Q&A on topics of interest to attendees.

You may also wish to attend the first course in this series, Ethics of Research Involving Human Participants, which will be held on 2nd December at 10am (register here: https://www.training.cam.ac.uk/opda/event/3685586).

The instructor is Dr Rhys Morgan, Research Governance and Integrity Officer, or Dr Sinead Healy, Research Governance Facilitator, of the Research Strategy Office (RSO).

Ever Thought of Turning Your Research into a Business? new Fri 12 Dec 2014   12:00 Finished

Postdocs are invited to an interactive and engaging discussion with the Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning. This is a rare opportunity to have a conversation with someone who has successfully navigated the worlds of academia and industry.

An official welcome from the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPdA), there will be a brief interactive presentations from the Careers Service and Personal and Professional Development (PPD) whose principal role is to support the University's research staff.

An official welcome from the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPdA). This event consists of two sessions so as to give postdocs an opportunity of attending either a morning OR an afternoon session as best suits. Both sessions will include brief interactive presentations from the OPdA, Careers Service and Personal and Professional Development (PPD) whose principal role is to support the University's research staff.

Introductory forum on Impact, specifically user engagement, focused on enhancing awareness of media relations, public engagement and policy engagement.

The seminar will provide you with a roadmap of practical steps and issues to consider when submitting a research ethical application for review by a University research ethics committee. It will provide an overview of the research ethics structure at Cambridge and signpost the relevant guidelines and sources of support. It will take you through the application journey from who should apply for ethical review, how to prepare and submit an application to what factors research ethics committees consider during their review.

The instructor is Dr Rhys Morgan, Research Governance and Integrity Officer, or Dr Sinead Healy, Research Governance Facilitator, of the Research Strategy Office (RSO).

Have you ever faced any issues related to authorship within your research group or making a submission to a journal? - Who gets to be an author? - How do you start a conversation on authorship with your research team? - What approaches can be used to resolve an authorship problem? - How are mistakes handled in a published paper? - In what circumstances will a paper be retracted from a journal?

Publishing research, and getting fair credit for publishing, can lead to difficulties and pitfalls (especially if you’re unsure about how to best manage various aspects of the process).

Using case studies and group discussion, this course will explore best practice in authorship and publication from deciding how authorship of a paper is decided to managing the challenges that can arise when working with publishers or editors. Discussions will include ‘grey areas’, common issues and pitfalls, and you will be given the opportunity to share your experiences and perspectives.

The instructor is Dr Rhys Morgan, Research Governance and Integrity Officer, or Dr Sinead Healy of the Research Strategy Office (RSO).

Please note this is now a virtual session.

Have you ever faced any issues related to authorship within your research group or making a submission to a journal?

  • Who gets to be an author?
  • How do you start a conversation on authorship with your research team?
  • What approaches can be used to resolve an authorship problem?
  • How are mistakes handled in a published paper?
  • In what circumstances will a paper be retracted from a journal?

Using case studies and group discussion, this course will explore best practice from how authorship of a paper is decided to managing the challenges that can arise when working with publishers or editors. Discussions will include ‘grey areas’, common issues and pitfalls, and you will be given the opportunity to share your experiences and perspectives.

Governance at the University of Cambridge new Fri 27 Sep 2019   13:00 Finished

This talk will take place on Friday 27th September at 13:00 in room AG03b Exams hall, Student Services Centre

Topics covered:

  • Mission and values of the University
  • Principles informing governance at Cambridge
  • Overview of governance bodies
  • Senior University offices and officers
  • Key governance bodies: Regent House, Council, General Board, Board of Scrutiny
  • Key governance resources: Statutes and Ordinances, Reporter, Governance hub

If you have recently started peer reviewing, or are ready to get involved, the OSC invites you to this unmissable session, where you will pick up tips and best practices from PLOS, publishers of the world's largest multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal.

How to Succeed in Science without Really Trying new Tue 23 Sep 2014   18:00 Finished

This session provides valuable career advice to science postdocs from the speaker's own experience, expressed with a good deal of humour.

How to train your P.I. new Fri 6 Nov 2015   13:00 Finished

Postdoctoral Researchers are typically employed on relatively short-term contracts, and are funded by so-called 'soft money' to carry out a specific project for a PI. This creates an immediate tension. The specific project will have research objectives and deliverables that must be met to satisfy whoever is funding the work, and the PI will be assessed on whether these goals have been met. However, a postdoctoral researcher will often have their own research interests and also career objectives. A really successful postdoctoral project is one in which everyone's goals are met. The talk will cover a little about Dr Flewitt's own experience of this process from the perspective of both sides and try and draw out some general thoughts for discussion.

Immigration Info Session for Postdocs new Fri 20 Mar 2020   13:00 CANCELLED

Following the UK government’s announcement of a ‘new’ visa route, known as the Global Talent Visa, Graeme Ross, the University’s Head of Immigration for staff members, will conduct a presentation on what this means for postdocs and how to apply for this visa. There will also be a short presentation on other relevant visa routes, such as dependant visas and Indefinite Leave to Remain/Settlement, and an opportunity to ask questions about other immigration matters.

Industry Forum with GSK new Thu 16 Apr 2015   16:30 Finished

GSK, the science-led global healthcare company, is running a forum for networking and sharing information about what unique skills postdocs have, by virtue of their roles, and how these are mutually beneficial.

Please note this session is now running as a virtual/online session. Joining instructions will be emailed closer to the time.

People love stories. They entertain, they help us to remember. This short interactive session is aimed at researchers looking to improve the effectiveness of their communication. It will introduce the importance of working out who your audience is and what they want to know. It will also explore how storytelling is as relevant to research communication as it is to fairy tales. We all have to communicate our research and ideas, why not do it through stories?

The session will be delivered by the Academic Director for STEM, Institute of Continuing Education.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book by linking here.

We’ll be looking at the what, why and how of public engagement and introducing researchers to some of the ways to plan an effective public engagement project.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book by linking here.

Once you have booked a provisional place on this course, you will need to email the organiser Dr Rahuman Sheriff, sheriff AT ebi.ac.uk with your CV and cover-letter explaining why you would like to participate, with “MOL-workshop” in the subject line by 18th September 2019.

Computer models are increasingly used by researchers as well as pharmaceutical industry to investigate molecular mechanisms disease initiation, progression and therapy. Systems modelling of biochemical pathways deregulated in disease condition offers mechanistic insights into the pathology; helps to elucidate mechanisms behind dug action and predict dose required for treatment and thereby greatly facilitates fundamental research and drug discovery. Such modelling requires background in both molecular biology and mathematics.

This workshop will train postdocs from life science and mathematics to communicate and work together to learn to build and analyse computational models using user-friendly open source software. Participant will explore selected computational models from a recent publication, freely available in BioModels repository (www.ebi.ac.uk/biomodels/).

Speakers:

Lourdes Cucurull-Sanchez PhD Director, Quantitative Clinical Pharmacology GSK Medicines Research Centre, Gunnels Wood Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2NY, UK

Prof. Jasmin Fisher PhD, FRSB Professor of Computational Biology UCL Cancer Institute Faculty of Medical Sciences, Paul O’Gorman Building 72 Huntley Street, London WC1E 6DD

Alfonso Martinez Arias PhD Professor of Developmental Mechanick Department of Genetics University of Cambridge Cambridge CB2 3EH

Tutors:

Rahuman Sheriff PhD, Thawfeek Varusai PhD and Krishna Tiwari EMBL-EBI, Cambridge, UK

Media Taster for Postdocs new Tue 10 Mar 2020   09:00 CANCELLED

Learn how to sell your research to the media. You will pick up some tips on best media practice and how to spark interest in your specialism.

Online Tools for Researchers new Wed 11 Mar 2015   12:30 Finished

This seminar, facilitated by the Head of Research Information at the Research Strategy Office, outlines online tools that can be used to enhance networking and online presence. The software overview includes Symplectic Elements (a publication retrieval tool and Research Information Management System), Altmetrics (a social media analysis tool) and Research Professional (a funding information database).

OPdA lunch with Departmental Administrators new Tue 28 Jan 2020   12:00 Finished

Join the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs [OPdA] at their flagship Postdoc Centre @ Eddington for lunch with the Head of OPdA, Karina Prasad, and Assistant Head, Liz Simmonds. Over lunch, Karina and Liz will give a brief overview of the OPdA and how it can support you in your role. This will include the OPdA’s current initiatives, work on the Concordat, and other areas with a connection to HR and support for postdocs. There will also be an opportunity to have your questions answered.

Do you know what to look out for when choosing an Open Access publisher or a data repository?

It's important to get these decisions right to be at the forefront of the trend towards Open Research, ensuring that you build a strong profile and embrace the changes that are expected from researchers.

Practicing Open Research will help you to:

  • Be cited more often
  • Secure grants
  • Spark collaborations
  • Make your findings more reproducible
Pensions Explained for Postdocs Thu 7 May 2020   15:00 POSTPONED

In this session, you will learn about:

  • The State Pension system in the UK
  • Private Pensions in the UK
  • The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS)

The session will be delivered by Head of Pensions at the University of Cambridge, and there will be ample opportunity for asking questions.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book by linking here.

Do you get the results you want from your communication with others at work? Are you able to talk with confidence in meetings and interviews? Do you have a high level of impact when speaking in public?

This individually focused and completely confidential one-to-one coaching session will help you refine your presentation skills, help you speak more confidently as an emerging leader in your research field, and develop new approaches to your communication in a wide range of professional situations.

Constructive feedback will give you insight into your speaking style, how you come across to others, and how well your ideas are communicated. Coaching will focus on your individual requirements ranging from practical points about elocution and vocal projection, to holding the attention of a room, to structuring a compelling presentation.

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Postdocs Masterclass: Authentic Leadership new Thu 11 Mar 2021   11:00 Finished

Join this masterclass to explore some of the leadership myths which may impact your motivation to take on leadership roles in a research environment and beyond. We will first focus on demystifying leadership and finding diverse approaches more suited to the current climate. We will then identify relevant leadership frameworks and strengths which can help us find our authentic leadership approach in-line with our values and purpose. This masterclass aims to support you in your leadership journey and development.

The masterclass will include an interactive session with the chance to ask questions and share observations in a small group or through a Q&A.

This is part of the Postdocs Masterclass series - you may also be interested in Collaborations in Research:https://www.training.cam.ac.uk/opda/event/3828502

Join this masterclass to identify the role of resilience, bravery, courage, and compassion to help you manage your research in an uncertain world. We will first explore how stressors, increased demands and high level of change can impact our drive, motivation, and outputs. We will then identify frameworks and coping strategies which can help us adapt and get things done. We will draw on research and best practice to develop our resilience and bravery and help us succeed in a human and compassionate way.

This masterclass aims to help you get prepared for the year ahead and manage transitions in your projects, career pathways or research environment. The masterclass will include an interactive session with the chance to ask questions and share observations in a small group or through a Q&A.

This is part of the Postdocs Masterclass series - you may also be interested in: https://www.training.cam.ac.uk/opda/event/3763017

Postdocs Masterclass: Building Relationships & Teams new Tue 27 Apr 2021   11:00 Finished

Good relationships not only make work easier but can also enhance our everyday lives. Throughout this workshop we will look at what to monitor so your relationships stay healthy and fulfilling, how to have necessary difficult conversations, and how to start new relationships and teams on the right foot. Whether you’re managing a small team or working with just one other person, this workshop is for you.

The Speaker: Katie D’Arcy is a freelance trainer and careers coach. She has over 10 years’ experience working with PhDs and Postdocs across all disciplines, having previously worked in both Researcher Development and the Careers Service at the University of Cambridge. Her clients now include Cambridge, Imperial College London, several UKRI research groups, UCU, and individual researchers for one-to-one coaching.

Be sure to check out the other sessions in our Postdocs Masterclass series in the "Related Courses" section below!

Postdocs Masterclass: Collaborations in Research new Thu 27 May 2021   10:30 [Places]

Collaboration can be one of the most rewarding aspects of a research career: bringing exciting perspectives and opportunities, enhanced productivity, access to resources and enduring relationships. It can also lead to some of our biggest challenges as we collaborate between disciplines, cultures, languages and hierarchies.

This session will be presented by Dr Tracey Stead, a leadership coach and facilitator specialising in working with researchers and facilitating the formation and development of research collaborations. Over the last 12 years she has worked with hundreds on researchers and research groups to write guidance on research collaborations, coach research leaders, facilitate research sandpits and networking events, and establish new and review existing collaborations.

In this interactive session, Tracey will share lessons learnt from the many researchers she has worked with, who have had both positive and negative experiences of collaboration. What do they wish they had known or done at the beginning? What advice would they give? How do they manage things now?

The session will have two parts:

A talk that will introduce advice and ideas on: Finding and making yourself visible to potential collaborators Establishing a collaborative relationship: what needs to be agreed? Keeping a collaboration on track and performing well

An opportunity for you to ask your own questions about research collaboration in a 45 min Q&A.

Postdocs Masterclass: Negotiation & Influencing Skills new Thu 17 Jun 2021   11:00 [Places]

Do you consider yourself a good influencer or negotiator? When is it appropriate to negotiate and what are some of the key principles and skills that can enhance your influencing skills?

This interactive and participatory session will introduce you to key principles of influencing and negotiation that can be applied in day-to-day workplace situations and interactions and provide an opportunity to practice some of these skills in the session.

By the end of this session participants will:

  • explore key principles of influence
  • identify the difference between asking and negotiating
  • gain practical techniques for communicating with influence
  • identify the appropriate negotiating style for your context.

The Speaker: Daniela Bultoc is a Winner of the Times Higher Education Awards and recognised at a UK national level in three consecutive years for outstanding support for researchers and academics, a communities of practice expert, professional trainer and coach, Daniela is a highly regarded international researcher developer consultant who seeks to support and inspire researchers and academics to reach their potential in academia and beyond.

Be sure to check out the other sessions in our Postdocs Masterclass series in the "Related Courses" section below!

In the increasingly competitive field of fellowship funding, applications need to stand out immediately to capture reviewers’ interest and to maximise the chance of being funded.

This accelerated session, aimed at early career researchers, highlights key considerations in preparing a strong fellowship application. 

The session explores:

  •  desirability, feasibility and viability – planning your project
  •  what’s important to the funder
  • how applications are assessed
  • writing style - how to get noticed
  • project, person, place, partners – elements of successful fellowships
  • how to plan for impact – ‘so what’ , ‘now what’

The session will have two parts:

  • A talk that will last for 45-60 mins
  • An opportunity for you to ask your own questions a 30 min Q&A.  

The Speaker: Richard Henning Brodersen, Research Development Manager, Research Operations Office Richard leads the pre-award team for the School of Technology at Cambridge University. He has over 10 years’ experience supporting and co-writing research funding applications including fellowships, research grants and industry collaborations for a wide range of funders across the arts, humanities and sciences. Prior to working in higher education Richard had a successful career in financial consultancy and in the further education sector.

Be sure to check out the other sessions in our Postdocs Masterclass series in the "Related Courses" section below!

Postdocs: Mid-Contract Check-In Event new Wed 23 Sep 2020   10:00 Finished

This event is open to you if you are at the mid-point of your postdoc contract at Cambridge. The aim is help you to position yourself for the next stage of your career (in academia or otherwise) at a key point in your postdoc journey by reflecting on your professional development activities so far and giving you some guidance and tools to support you in reaching your future career goals. The event will be facilitated by members of the Postdoc Academy, the Postdoc RD Team and Careers Service. You will also meet staff members from other University services who offer resources for postdocs. At the end of the session, you will have a set of actions to help guide you in your next steps.

Please complete this form: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=RQSlSfq9eUut41R7TzmG6ZPfIemFCGBMhayWndtGTfJURTdDTEhaOU9LOFdUUFYxVEpaN0QzSFcxUC4u so that we can learn a bit about you and where you are in your career planning/professional development journey in advance of the event so that we can tailor the session accordingly. Your registration for this session will be approved upon our receipt of this form.

World Mental Health Day Event:

Dr Petra Boynton, Social Psychologist and author of Being Well In Academia will discuss the key concerns facing the wellbeing of postdocs including; mental health issues, overwork, confidence, career progression, stress, bullying/harassment, and exclusion.

Please fill in this form (https://forms.gle/5s2AEpZCjGHyhFxe7) to indicate which topic/topics you'd like to be covered during the session.

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Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84844328773?pwd=TXBvVnNaZnBMcTBDbWdvUEg5QnlkQT09

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Postdoc Welcome Event new Wed 7 Jul 2021   10:00   [More dates...] [Places]

A must-attend virtual session with information tailored to postdocs in Cambridge, whether University-based or employed by Colleges or Research Institutions.

At this event, you will be given information about:

Your contract Professional development and the Careers Service How to connect to the wider postdoc community at Cambridge You will also meet representatives from various University services who may be helpful to you while you are working in Cambridge.

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Thu 16 Sep 2021 10:00 [Places]
Postdoc Welcome Event - virtual session Wed 15 Jul 2020   10:00 Finished

A must-attend virtual session with information tailored to postdocs in Cambridge, whether University-based or employed by Colleges or Research Institutions.

At this event, you will be given information about:

  • Your contract
  • Professional development and the Careers Service
  • How to connect to the wider postdoc community at Cambridge

You will also meet representatives from various University services who may be helpful to you while you are working in Cambridge.

Psychology Course for Postdocs new Tue 28 Apr 2015   18:00 Finished

Philip Guildford, Director of Research for the Department of Engineering will offer a unique perspective on the life of postdocs during this engaging interactive session.

Publishing Tips from Cambridge University Press new Mon 24 Nov 2014   17:30 Finished

A series of discussions with Cambridge University Press. Find out about the University’s own publisher and hear first-hand how the world of publishing has changed. Be surprised by the innovative products that are being developed here in Cambridge. Meet the people leading these developments and have your opportunity to shape their plans.

A brief overview of Cambridge University Press, top tips on getting your book or journal article published, and a chance to tell us how you would like to shape publishing in the future.

Q&A Session with Cambridge Enterprise new Thu 7 May 2015   12:00 Finished

Cambridge Enterprise

Postdocs: Researcher Development & Support (one-to-one sessions)

The postdoc RD team are offering one-to-one meetings online for all postdocs. These meetings will be tailored to your individual needs and provide an opportunity to consider and discuss a variety of topics relating to learning, skills and personal development. This is not an exhaustive list but areas for discussion could include:

  • Managing your time whilst working from home
  • Collaborating effectively
  • Maintaining resilience and coping strategies
  • Reflecting on and identifying your key areas for development

Each meeting will last for up to 45 minutes and, given the present circumstances relating to Covid-19, will be conducted online using Teams.

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Tue 25 May 2021 13:00 [Standby]
Tue 1 Jun 2021 12:00 [Standby]
Wed 9 Jun 2021 11:30 [Places]
Fri 18 Jun 2021 10:00 [Places]
Thu 24 Jun 2021 09:30 [Places]
Royal Society Funding new Tue 17 Feb 2015   12:30 Finished

The Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellows (DHFs), will discuss their experience with the Royal Society’s funding schemes.

This talk will be relevant to final-year PhD students and researchers from postdoctoral level upwards working in life and physical sciences (excluding clinical medicine) and engineering. The presentation will cover Early Career Fellowship schemes, Senior Fellowship schemes, Innovation schemes, Research Capacity/Infrastructure schemes, and Collaboration and Travel schemes.

Speed Dating: Research Matchmaking new Thu 12 Feb 2015   17:30 Finished

A fun evening of networking, pizza and beer. Postdocs will quickly pitch their current research ideas to other postdocs using a “speed-dating” format, followed by networking. Express your research ideas to postdocs who might be from outside of your field and potentially forge new interdisciplinary collaborations! The Head of Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will provide information on funding for interdisciplinary research.

If you are considering applying for an early career fellowship (postdoc fellowship and/or career development fellowship), this is the event for you. Dr Candace Hassall, Head of Researcher Affairs at the Wellcome Trust, will share insights gained from working for one of the UK’s top funders of academic research and from sitting on a range of selection panels for research funding. You will learn which questions to ask yourself both when thinking about applying and when preparing your application. Her advice is general and relevant to all disciplines.

Nicole Horst (RD/PdA) and Anne Forde (Careers Service) will co-host.

Twitter for Early Career Researchers new Thu 5 Mar 2015   12:00 Finished

This workshop, facilitated by the Faculty of Education’s Library Team, will take you from the basics to best practice, while offering advice and support. The team will demonstrate how to navigate the conversations and interactions that are developing within and linking the academic community. These connections are not just among individuals, but also include conference and event pages, journals, institutes and research bodies.

Virtual COVID Q&A for Postdocs Tue 7 Jul 2020   12:30 Finished

Representatives from the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Human Resources, the Researcher Development Programme and the Careers Service are hosting another Zoom session to address your questions as the coronavirus situation continues to develop. ​We have already been fielding questions about contract / funding extensions and furlough, life after lockdown, balancing working from home with parental duties, how to work effectively from home and many other topics, so please ask us anything that you would like to know.

Whether or not you are able to join us, we welcome your questions via slido (www.slido.com, event code #V0100) between now and 7th July, as these will give us valuable insight into how our postdoc community is coping during the current situation and whether we can be providing further clarity, reassurance and support.

Virtual COVID Q&A for Postdocs Fri 2 Oct 2020   11:00 Finished

Representatives from the Postdoc Academy, Human Resources, the Researcher Development Programme and the Careers Service are hosting another Zoom session to address your questions as the coronavirus situation continues to develop. ​We have already been fielding questions about contract / funding extensions and furlough, life after lockdown, balancing working from home with parental duties, how to work effectively from home and many other topics, so please ask us anything that you would like to know.

Whether or not you are able to join us, we welcome your questions via slido (www.slido.com, event code #V0101) between now and 2nd October, as these will give us valuable insight into how our postdoc community is coping during the current situation and whether we can be providing further clarity, reassurance and support.

Virtual Q&A for Postdocs new Mon 8 Feb 2021   16:00 Finished

Representatives from the Postdoc Academy, Human Resources, the Researcher Development Programme, Accommodation Services and the Careers Service are hosting another Zoom session to address your questions as the coronavirus situation continues to develop. ​We have already been fielding questions about furlough, life after lockdown, balancing working from home with parental duties, how to work effectively from home and many other topics, so please ask us anything that you would like to know.

Whether or not you are able to join us, we welcome your anonymous questions via this form https://forms.gle/vMLZGctn1AADCaS86 between now and 5th February, as these will give us valuable insight into how our postdoc community is coping during the current situation and whether we can be providing further clarity, reassurance and support.

What is the REF? Session for Post docs new Mon 27 Apr 2020   14:00 CANCELLED

An introduction to REF 2021, providing an overview of the exercise and its importance to the University. Focus will be given to eligibility requirements for individual researchers and how the University aims to ensure that all eligible staff are considered during REF preparations.

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