What is Research Staff Development at UofG?

Our programmes and initiatives for Research Staff at UofG are designed to enrich your skills and working relationships, foster your talents, and accelerate your professional prospects. They are underpinned by six priority themes:

  • Career Direction
  • Connection and Belonging
  • Researcher Integrity
  • Engaged Communication
  • Constructive Conversations
  • Innovative Ideas

These themes are strongly influenced by key strategic messages from the university and by the UK's Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.

The Researcher Development Concordat is a national policy document that sets out expectations, roles and responsibilities for how we recruit, support, and develop Research Staff. Our UofG commitment to the Researcher Development Concordat, and a living action plan of progress against its aims can be found on our Concordat webpages.

6 Steps to Successfully Navigating Your Development

An Introduction to Research Staff Development Opportunities

It's worth noting that your development opportunities are not all in one place and are not all accessed through one system! As a guide, you will need to:

  • Be aware of your College, School, or Institute requirements for staff training, development, mentoring, or onboarding processes.
  • Complete the UofG mandatory online training courses for new staff.
  • Choose what you need from the Researcher Development Team’s programmes and initiatives, which all link from this page.
  • Engage with the Researcher Development Team’s self-paced learning (online courses).
  • Find specialist courses through the Library and IT Services.
  • Know where to go for large repositories of online courses on a full variety of topics.
  • Keep an eye out for courses, opportunities, mentoring or events offered through your funder or professional body or learned society.

For a more detailed guide, view our dedicated Your Professional Development webpage.