Research Staff Conference

This event presents an opportunity for early-career researchers to get practical advice on career development, publishing, funding, knowledge exchange and good research practice.  It is well attended by researchers from all four Colleges.

  • 17 April 2015
  • 1-5pm
  • Western Infirmary Lecture Theatre

This year we are pleased to welcome Jonathan Drori as our keynote speaker. Jonathan has given several TED talks and has worked extensively with the BBC, leading the effort to create BBC Online. He is a visiting professor at the University of Bristol and is on the Boards of the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Woodland Trust. His talk will explore effective communication practices.

This year also sees the introduction of the University of Glasgow Postdoc Mentor of the Year Award. If you have been inspired and guided by a mentor who has had a positive impact on your personal, professional and career development as a researcher, you can nominate them for the award. Full instructions on how to nominate your Mentor can also be found on the conference website.


The conference will also include a series of 30-minute workshop sessions, offering targeted, practical advice on such areas as funding, career development and other opportunities within the University. These will be followed by a number of panel sessions featuring a number of high-profile speakers, who will share their experiences in areas such as social media and communicating 'difficult' research. We will also have stalls set up in the foyer showcasing the numerous services available to early career researchers at Glasgow giving you the chance to discover what's on offer over an informal cup of tea.

Last year the event attracted more than 140 early career researchers and received some great feedback. We've put together what we hope is an inspiring programme for you this year, so register today and give your career the edge!

When you register please indicate which workshop and panel sessions you are most interested in attending. For the full conference programme go to the conference website .

You can register for the event here:

First published: 27 February 2015

<< March