We are committed to career development, support and training to develop the research leaders of the future. We foster an agile, vibrant research commmunity through mentoring, peer support, tailored workshops and enable our talented Early Career Researchers to gain doctoral supervision experience.
Our Concordat to support the career development of researchers provides a robust framework for career development and we have retained our HR Excellence in Research Award, recognising our continued and innovative work to enhance research environment and culture, employment and professional development.
The early career researcher network (ECRN) includes a wide range of staff at the university, from post-doctoral researchers to senior staff engaging in research for the first time. Led by our Early Career Researcher Ambassador, it has been set up to provide a forum for support, networking and collaborations.
More specifically to:
- provide a supportive virtual space for early career researchers across the university to meet up and share their experiences
- offer information on a range of funding and opportunities in one space, saving time and effort
- deliver a space to establish shared interests and facilitate inter and intra departmental collaborations
- ensure effective representation of Early Career Researcher interests.