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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 


The following live events are planned for the coming months:

  • Tues, 6th December 2022, 14:00-15:30 – Topic: Expectations in Supervision and Line Management 
  • Mon, 6th March 2023, 13:00-14:30 – Topic: Dealing with Challenging Individuals 
  • Wed, 26th April 2023, 14:00-15:30 – Topic: Researcher Development Time: How Should Managers Support Their Staff / Students 
  • Thurs, 8th June 2023, 13:00-14:30 – Topic: Cultivating a Positive Group Culture 



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. 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.


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)