Researcher Development

Researcher Development

Welcome to the Research Development website. We provide professional and career development opportunities for Postgraduate Researchers (PGRs) and early-career research staff.

About

Researcher Development is a service that works in partnership with Colleges, Graduate Schools and key services (such as HR, Careers, the library and Employee and Organisational Development) to coordinate professional and career development opportunities for Postgraduate Researchers (PGRs) and early-career staff.

We aim to ensure researchers are equipped with a broad range of skills, knowledge and experiences, from research integrity training to project management, leadership, collaboration, public engagement, enterprise or research impact. Glasgow has been shortlisted for a THE Award for Outstanding Support for Early-Career Researchers for four separate initiatives since 2009 and has a strong reputation for supporting researchers to take the lead in their own development.

Glasgow's researcher development strategy is managed by the Research Strategy and Innovation Office (RSIO) and overseen by the Researcher Development Committee, chaired by the VP (Research). RSIO also has oversight of activity related to the HR Excellence in Research Award, which we gained in 2010 and is responsible for running the CROS (researcher) and PRES (PGR) surveys.


Researcher Development for Postgraduate Research Students

PG Research Students have access to a wide range of training programmes via their Graduate School (Arts, Science and Engineering, MVLS or Social Sciences). RSIO coordinate workshops and events that are open to researchers across all disciplines and these will be included alongside your Graduate School workshops in the Graduate School handbooks, moodle sites etc.  View a list of RSIO workshops and FAQs

At Glasgow, we have a strong commitment to enabling researchers to take the lead in their own development and support this through our New Initiatives Fund.  


Researcher Development for Early-Career Staff

RSIO and Employee and Organisational Development work together to provide high quality and relevant opportunities to support the personal, professional and career development of researchers at Glasgow. Our training is designed to support you in your current role and also to help you move onto future careers, whether in academia or in other roles.  To help you identify the right opportunities for your stage or aspirations, we've mapped workshops and professional development resources against the Vitae Researcher Development framework.

Visit the Early-career researcher hub to find out how we engage with our ~1000 research staff through our annual conference, postdoctoral researcher forum and CROS survey and see how these feed into new policies, such as our Code of Practice for the Management of Researchers.

Careers advice is available through the University's Careers Adviser for research staff, including one to ones and workshops.  'Careers outside academia' is a topic at the research staff conference and Graduate Schools often run mock interview or networking events with industry employers, which are  open to staff. Katrina, the researcher careers adviser, can advise on relevant events and will email about these throughout the year. 

RSIO leads the Glasgow Crucible (for senior postdocs, Research Fellows and New Lecturers) and also coordinates  training and practical opportunities in relation to Enterprise and EntrepreneurshipPublic Engagement and Knowledge Exchange. If you are a new Lecturer or Research Fellow, you may be interested in the networking opportunities provided by the Interdisciplinary Researchers' Network.

At Glasgow, we have a strong commitment to enabling researchers to take the lead in their own development and support this through our New Initiatives Fund

 

 


Researcher Development in funding applications - for PIs, Supervisors and Administrators

Researcher Development staff within RSIO can advise on funder expectations and good practice in researcher development. If you are a PI or a Doctoral Supervisor and would like to discuss tailored or bespoke provision for particular groups or build this into a funding application (e.g. a Doctoral Training Centres or ITN) please get in touch. 

If you want to find out about opportunities or workshops for yourself, please visit the employee and organisational development webpages.



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