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    SPIRAL – Managing & Supervising Researchers Peer Network
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    This peer network is designed to support those managing and supervising researchers.

Duration 1 hour 30 mins

Course Type Webinar

Booking Status Contact Provider

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Target Audience: Academic staff and all others involved in managing and supervising researchers


HR_Managing & Supervising Researchers Peer Network 

(Registering on waiting list is not required)


This is a blended event series, i.e. most network sessions will run as live in-person events, while other activities will be online. 

This peer network is designed to support those managing and supervising researchers, whether it be research staff members (‘postdocs’) or postgraduate research (PGR) students.  

The group will focus on exploring good practices and sharing advice, learning more about developments and available resources on effective people management and supporting each other in their roles as managers of researchers.  

The 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 and you’d like to join some of the network’s events, please sign up to the network Teams page below where details on all events and other activities are shared: 

HR_Managing & Supervising Researchers Peer Network 


Foreseen event topics and dates for 2023/24 can be found below:

  • Thurs, 2nd November 2023, 11:00-12:30 – Topic: Positive Recruitment Strategies
  • Wed, 13th December 2023, 14:00-15:30 – Topic: Supporting Your Researcher in their Career & Professional Development
  • Tues, 13th February 2024, 11:00-12:30 – Topic: Supporting Your Wellbeing and That of Others
  • Tues, 23rd April 2024, 14:00-15:30 – Topic: Guiding your Researchers' Research Practice: Authorship, AI & other Aspects of Integrity
  • Wed, 12th June 2024, 13:30-15:00 – Topic: How to Manage and Balance Different Hats as a PI



Participating in this peer network will provide you with opportunities to 

  • share information, experiences and good practice on topics relevant to applying for research funding, 
  • gain support and advice from colleagues across the University, 
  • realistically and practically discuss challenges around research grants and fellowships, 
  • participate in guided discussions / workshops with invited speakers with experience in research bidding, and 
  • fine-tune your skills relating to proposal development. 



We are committed to ensuring our events and courses are accessible to all staff:

  • Full access information for the session venues are available via AccessAble.
  • Hybrid provision is available on request.
  • There will be audience participation.
  • You are welcome to decide which sessions to participate in, but in each case you are asked to attend the whole session.
  • These will be short sessions without a break.
  • The sessions are relaxed – this means you can stretch, move around, stim etc.
  • Digital copies of resources will be emailed to participants in advance of delivery as standard.
  • Please contact spiral@strath.ac.uk to request printed materials in different formats.
  • Some activities of the network will also take place on Microsoft Teams in an asynchronous manner.
  • Please contact osdu-equity@strath.ac.uk to discuss any further access requirements.


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. 


Delivered By: Emma Compton-Daw (OSDU), and Maria Weikum, (OSDU) and Laura Paterson (Pure & Applied Chemistry)



Related Materials

You can access online materials and resources from previous network sessions here: