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Early-Stage Researcher Induction

Aim of the programme: 

The aim of the Early-Stage Researcher Induction Programme is to enable post-doctoral researchers who are at an early stage of their development, to identify the capabilities and knowledge needed to orientate themselves within, and navigate ways through, the research ecosystem. 

The programme has been designed to build upon development in each session. Therefore, by booking on this programme you are committing to attend all 5 sessions. 

What will I learn? 

This programme will enable participants to: 

  • Reflect on, articulate, and plan for a preferred research career trajectory. 
  • Access, and explore key policies and procedures relating to research culture, integrity and governance. 
  • Recognise and enact leadership approaches that respect the dignity and development of others. 
  • Evaluate experiences of, and beliefs about, academic publishing. 
  • Summarise policy developments shaping the research funding landscape.  
  • Identify strategies for extending the reach of, and audiences for, research outcomes. 

Is it right for me? 

This is aimed at post-doctoral researchers, and researchers returning to research after a break who are interested in expanding their awareness of the wider research ecosystem to inform decision-making about emerging and/or developing research careers.  

Less useful if… 

This is less likely to be useful to mid-career researchers, those looking for specific guidance on writing research funding bids, academic promotions, or job applications. 

Learning Hours:

This programme takes approximately 16 learning hours. This includes any pre-course/programme work, attendance at workshops, experiential (‘on-the’job’) learning, coaching and post-course/programme work.

Dates, venues and booking


Module 1: 25th April 2024

Module 2: 2nd May 2024

Module 3: 9th May 2024

Module 4: 16th May 2024

Module 5: 23rd May 2024

Time: All modules will run from 13:00 to 16:00

Location: All modules will be held on Microsoft Teams

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