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    SPIRAL - Considering your Career Options
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    This session will provide participants with an overview of the possible career pathways, both academic and non-academic, available to research staff as well as how to progress along these tracks.

Duration 3 hours 30 mins

Course Type Workshop

Booking Status Waiting List

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Target Audience: For Research Assistants, Research Associates and Research Fellows

This session will explore possible both academic and non-academic career paths available to research staff. During the workshop participants will consider what is involved in an academic career and how to progress to the next stage. They will also have an opportunity to assess their current skills and how they can use these to progress their careers.

By the end of the workshop participants will:

  • Be aware of possible career paths available to them
  • Have considered the roles an academic takes on throughout their career
  • Be aware of the routes to progression to take the next step in an academic career
  • Have assessed the skills they currently have those they need to develop to progress in their chosen careers



We are committed to ensuring our events and courses are accessible to all staff. If you feel you have a disability, health issue, or neurodivergent condition that may affect your ability to access, participate or engage in this course, please get in touch with us at osdu@strath.ac.uk to discuss your specific support requirements.

Delivered By: Maria Weikum, Organisational and Staff Development Unit



Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy 

When applying for a course, you should note that there will be a £50* charge to your Department / School if you do not attend your place on the course. There will be no charge as long as you cancel your booked place before the event or notify our staff at osdu@strath.ac.uk that you can no longer attend.

A Department / School is welcome to send someone else in your place if they wish without incurring a charge, providing that person has the necessary prerequisites for the course. In the case of courses split over more than one day, you are expected to attend ALL parts of the course.

*This is the standard charge for cancellation or non-attendance of a course of 1-day duration or less. For some courses, there may be a higher cancellation charge and if this is the case you will be advised of this at the time of booking.