• Training Room

    SPIRAL – Researcher Careers Peer Network
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    This peer network is designed to support researchers in developing and managing their careers.

Duration 1 hour 30 mins

Course Type Webinar

Booking Status Waiting List

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Target Audience: Research staff and all others involved in research who are interested in developing their career within or outside the R&D sector

This peer network is designed to support researchers in developing and managing their careers. 

The group will focus on exploring career options and opportunities for those with a background in research. It will allow participants to share good practice and advice, learn more about careers within and outside academia, and support each other in their career development, especially in relation to common challenges for early career staff, such as job precarity and mobility, career progression, and others. 

The exact programme is discussed and decided by the network participants, with support and facilitation of regular network events and peer discussions through OSDU.

 If this sounds of interest to you, please sign up for one or multiple of the upcoming peer network sessions - further information following soon.

The network also runs a set of other activities beyond the sessions above, including through a shared MS Teams page - if you would like to get involved right away and / or cannot attend the next scheduled session, you can get in touch directly at maria.weikum@strath.ac.uk. 

Course Outcomes/ Objectives:

Participating in this peer network will provide you with opportunities to 

  • discuss your career desires/options and career development opportunities, 
  • share experiences and information about career-aligned topics, 
  • realistically discuss the range of employment opportunities beyond academia and the skills that non-academic employers want, 
  • participate in panel discussions/fireside chats/workshops with invited speakers from a range of backgrounds, 
  • gain support and advice from colleagues across the University, 
  • openly discuss the challenges faced in researcher careers and what support is needed from the University, 
  • fine-tune your CV and presentation/interview skills. 

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.

Delivered By: Emma Compton-Daw and Maria Weikum, OSDU