Thursday 11 July
Research Connections will highlight important, and often neglected, aspects of developing a research career by exploring connections with other disciplines, the public, those who make use of research, and fellow researchers. It is aimed in particular at early career researchers but anyone in a research role at the University is welcome to attend.
For more information and to book your place, please see the conference website.
Support for personal and professional development
If you are employed primarily as a researcher, there is a range of support available across the University for your personal, professional and career development. The academic divisions run a great many courses, covering both general and discipline-specific skills, and suitable for research staff and students. The MPLS Graduate Academic Programme website is being developed as a site where all divisions can offer their courses for online booking (single sign-on is needed to see the details of some 400 courses). Courses are also publicised by the divisions through internal mailing lists. In addition, there is a broad offering of more generic courses provided by the central service units such as the Learning Institute, the Careers Service, and Research Services. A good overview of this central provision, with links to the providers, can be seen at the University’s main Support for Researchers website.
Courses for researchers which can be booked via the Learning Institute can be seen under 'Researchers and research support' in our Course list: by topic.
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