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    SPIRAL - Planning & Designing a Research Career
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    Interested in continuing in research? Then it is never too early to start planning your career trajectory & thinking about the direction you want to go. Research is exciting, competitive & a challenging career choice requiring strategic planning, seeking opportunities & networking.

Duration 3 hours

Course Type Webinar

Booking Status Waiting List

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Target Audience: Research staff / postdocs


If you are interested in continuing in research then it is never too early to start planning your career trajectory and thinking about what direction you want to go. Research is an exciting, competitive and challenging career choice that requires strategic planning, seeking out opportunities that are relevant, networking and expanding your skill set. As you progress, your daily activities will evolve and change and you will need to adapt accordingly.

This workshop will give an overview of academic careers, including case studies and examples from the instructor’s own experience. Participants will be asked to consider their career strategy going forward, regarding their research field, their accomplishments to date and their next steps. They will be introduced to fellowship opportunities, tips on how to network and make their research outputs visible to a wide audience. In addition, participants will be asked to evaluate their skill set and consider which skills they want to develop further.

At the end of this workshop participants will have:

  •  an overview of research careers and what is expected of early career postdoctoral researchers
  •  an understanding of the next steps that they need to take to enhance their career prospects
  • an understanding of the skills they have and those that they would like to develop further.

 **Please note, this course previously ran under the following title:

Careers within and beyond academia: planning a research career

This is an individual course and is not part of a series.

Pre-course information - All information will be provided in a linked online folder at the start of the course.


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Please note that password will be sent via booking confirmation email so please check your mailboxes.




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: Dr Joanna Young Scientific Editing Company Ltd


Online - Internet access required.

Cancellation Policy

When applying for a course, you should note that there will be a £50* to your department if you cancel within 5** working days or you do not attend, and a £25 charge for cancellations/ non-attendance between 6 and 10 working days. There will be no charge for cancellation made 10 or more working days before the event. Notifications should be made to OSDU@strath.ac.uk

A department is welcome to send someone else in your place if they wish without incurring a charge, providing that person has the necessary pre-requisites for the course. In the case of courses split over more than one day, you must attend ALL parts of the course. If you fail to attend any part you will be charged as outlined above.

*This is the standard charge for cancellation or non-attendance of course of 1 days 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.

**Any bookings made within 10 days of the event will incur the charges as specified.