• Training Room

    SPIRAL-Practical Perspectives on Academic Promotion in STEMM P2
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    This zoom session aims to support those considering going for academic promotion in the next 12 months. Session 2 will focus on supporting participants to translate their achievements into appropriate formats and language for their promotion application.

Duration 2 hours 30 mins

Course Type Webinar

Booking Status Waiting List

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Target Audience: Academic professional staff who are eligible for academic promotion and planning to apply in the next 12 months

Session 2 – Promotion Application Forms and How to Translate Your Achievements into the Right Format 


In this online zoom event, participants will learn more about the academic promotion process from a practical perspective through talks and a panel discussion with successful promotion applicants as well as members of promotion panels. There will also be opportunity for participants for peer discussion to talk about and analyse some examples of promotion applications. 


This is part of a mini event series with another session on academic promotion taking place on 23rd June – those interested in applying for promotion are invited to attend both sessions, as they will be complementary in content. More information on Session 1 can be found here. 


In Session 2, the focus will be on understanding how applicants can promote themselves effectively in their application form, how to present gaps in one’s CV as well as more unusual academic portfolios and practical advice from speakers, all of whom have been involved in the promotion process in different ways. Questions that this event will be looking at include: How do you highlight your achievements without under- or overselling? How do you distinguish between and communicate different areas of academic excellence in your application? What advice and common mistakes should you keep in mind when completing your application? and more… 

The event will be focused on promotion in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) disciplines, but will be open for anyone with an interest to participate. 


Event speakers will include: 

  • Prof Ashleigh Fletcher (promoted to Professor, Engineering) 
  • Dr Margaret Cunningham (promoted to Senior Lecturer, Science) 
  • Prof Duncan Graham (Associate Principal & Executive Dean, Science) 
  • Dr Julia Race (Vice-Dean Academic, Engineering) 


Course Outcomes/Objectives;

Through participating in this event, you will 

  •  learn more about the academic promotion process and what it looks like in practice; 
  • better understand what is expected of you when applying for promotion; 
  • gain an overview of how to prepare all of the elements of your promotion application; 
  • hear about good practices and pitfalls in the context of academic promotion.   



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* 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: University experts in collaboration with OSDU and the Women In Science & Engineering (WISE) Group


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