What Shapes our Programmes and Initiatives?
We offer a wide and comprehensive range of opportunities and experiences under six priority themes - all aligned with the national Researcher Development Framework, the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, and several University of Glasgow guiding documents:
- Our Research Strategy, which sets out our priorities under the headings of Collaboration, Creativity and Careers
- Our Research Culture Statement which helps us to focus on the five factors contributing to a positive culture and a stimulating, fair, and inclusive environment. These are: Collegiality, Career Development, Research Recognition, Open Research and Research Integrity.
- Our People and Organisational Development Strategy which asks us to live our values, to maximise our capabilities, and to focus on a positive and enriching employee experience.
The Researcher Development Team’s approach combines the ideas above to create a suite of different delivery methods, platforms, and people, but underpinning them all is our team’s ambition that every researcher should be enabled to be at their best, and to make informed and active choices about their career ahead.
Our six priority themes for Researcher Development
We support researchers to reflect on their career journey so far, and make the most of their time at UofG by making active choices for their future direction.
Connection and Belonging
We facilitate the building and vitality of researcher communities and networks. We know these are critical to wellbeing as well as to academic progress.
We are committed to providing an environment that ensures all researchers feel safe and can conduct their research to the highest quality standards. We support the development of the specialist knowledge and behaviours that underpin this commitment.
In a connected world, being able to communicate well with a range of audiences is essential. We help our researchers to be heard.
A good conversation is a powerful learning tool. We help our researchers to access the people they need, to talk about the things most important to them.
Whether our researchers big ideas relate to future research projects, new policies, products and services, or ways they can change UofG for the better, we support their development.