Researcher development for staff
Navigating covid-times: a workshop series for research staff
Restarting experimental work – ensuring that you get the best from the time available (Robin Henderson)
As restrictions ease but things remain uncertain or disrupted, it is likely that you will have been able to get back to doing some experimental work. However, restrictions might mean this needs to be planned and structured in very different ways to what you are used to. These two workshops will be co-designed with participants using a pre-workshop survey, to look at how you can make the best of challenging circumstances. We will create an environment where you can:
- discuss tools, technology and methods to enable planning and juggling of activities over the next few months
- have an opportunity to discuss the specific challenges that you face in undertaking your research work
- be able to learn what is working for other researchers and share ideas for supporting your return to experimental work.
Part one: 28 October 2020 (14:00 – 16:00) and Part two: 1 December 2020 (09:30 – 11:00)
Part one: 5 November 2020 (10:00 – 12:00) and Part two: 8 December 2020 (14:00 – 15:30)
Navigating Uncertainty during COVID times (Desiree Dickerson)
Academic life is a precarious one for many. COVID has exacerbated this experience significantly. Learn how to:
- Give yourself permission (to be where you are and feel what you feel!)
- Navigate uncertainty and worry.
- Make micro-changes to maintain a solid emotional and mental foundation.
- Fill your bucket when life is constantly emptying it.
Date: 29 October 2020 10:00 -11:00 SIGN UP HERE
Shifting the spotlight (Desiree Dickerson)
This pandemic has brought many of our work and lifestyle choices into sharp focus. People are starting to question their purpose and where they find meaning in their lives. In this webinar, we explore:
- Using our values as a compass.
- Identifying and playing to our strengths.
- Shifting the spotlight, seeing the light in the cracks.
- Connection in a time of isolation.
- Supporting others.
9 November 2020 10:00 - 11:00 SIGN UP HERE
What does 10 days of CPD look like?
The Researcher Development Concordat sets out an expectation that researchers will engage in 10 days a year of continuing professional development (pro rata). Line managers should discuss with researchers how they will allocate and prioritise CPD time. However, the researcher themselves will take the lead in identifying what is most appropriate for their own needs and aspirations.
We expect the 10 days will include a mixture of practical experiences, mentoring, exploration of careers, self-directed learning or formal ‘workshops’ or ‘training’, appropriate to the individual’s needs. This webpage is designed to give you some ideas for where you can seek out development opportunities. However, it is not an exhaustive list.
Note: where an individual in one School might see a particular opportunity as ‘development’ (such as the opportunity to gain teaching experience), in areas where this is a normal expectation for research staff, it should not be considered as such.
Planning your professional development online course for researchers (opens in moodle)
- Balancing a Busy workload (workshop)
- Managing conflict (workshop)
- Myers Briggs type indicator (workshop)
- Negotiating & Influencing Skills (workshop)
- Introduction to Coaching (workshop)
- Assertiveness for Impact (workshop)
- Sulsa Researcher Development (workshops offered by Scottish Life Sciences Research Pool)
- Management, Leadership and Personal Effectiveness
- Supervisor Workshops (mandatory online training for all supervisors, as well as optional workshops)
Remember that Linkedin Learning has lots of useful content in this area.
Research governance and organisation
Presentation on 'where the money comes from to make the University work'
Managing research projects
- Managing successful research projects (workshop)
Making funding applications
- Research Gateway (this is the 'cradle to grave' research support)
- Fellowships funding and support
- Guide to Fellowship Applications (pdf)
- ECR Fellowship writing peer support group (for researchers in the College of Science and Engineering)
- College of Social Science research support workshops
- Arts Lab workshops
- Fellowships and funding resources and eventsfrom the III NERDS ECR group in the College of MVLS
- Impact statements in grant applications (workshop)
Each College has a team to support you with planning and managing research funding proposals and may offer training that is specific to the type of funder you are likely to interact with. They are often known as 'project coordinators' or 'research support' staff.
- Data protection office
- Introduction to DMP-online (workshop)
- Managing your research data (workshop)
- Research data management (resources)
- Data protection legislation & ethics
Research integrity and ethics
- Research policies
- Research integrity resources and training information
- Research ethics contacts (training in this area is organised at School / RI or College level)
Preparing for Research Fieldwork
Careers advice and workshops
- Careers service (Katrina Gardner is the Careers Adviser for research staff)
- PGR@Home Thinking about Careers resource (online)
- Career planning (workshop)
- CV's & cover letters (workshop)
- Job Interview techniques (workshop)
- Job hunting strategies (workshop)
- Getting the first lecturing job (report)
- Career Management for Early-Career Academic Researchers (online course)
- SULSA Careers Case Studies
- Postdoc Careers Lunches
The four Graduate Schools often run careers and alumni events for PGRs (September to June), which research staff are also welcome to participate in. Look out for those by email.
Engagement, influence and impact
- Glasgow Crucible
- Knowledge Exchange Events
- Public Engagement
- Planning your Research Impact (workshop)
- Research Impact - Making a Difference (MOOC / online course)
- Your digital footprint
Each College also runs its own Research and Knowledge Exchange workshops.
Teaching and supervision
- Supervisor development workshops and online
- LEADS events (learning enhancement and development)
- Mangement, Leadership and Personal Effectiveness
Getting started as a new researcher
- New Researcher Orientation (includes a module on planning your professional development)
- Research integrity (online and mandatory for all new researchers)
- Researcher training courses from the polyomics unit.
- Equality and diversity training (online)
- Health and Safety training (online)
- Induction checklist for researchers
Early-career researcher networks at UofG
- Network for Early Career Researcher Development (NERDS) - for early-career researchers in the Institutes of III and ICAMS
- Early career researchers forum in the Institute of Health and Wellbeing
- Postdoctoral researcher forum - a university wide Forum offering postdoctoral researchers the opportunity to feed into University initiatives