Early Career Researchers’ Forum – 15th March

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Ellison Building, Room EBA004, Friday 15th March, 10.30-12.00


Are you an Early Career Researcher?

Would you like to have a voice in how Northumbria supports the career development of researchers?


If so, please come to the inaugural meeting of the Early Career Researchers’ Forum, on Friday March 15th from 10:30 to 12.00 in Room EBA004, Ellison Building  (Coffee and pastries provided!).


The University has recently produced an Action Plan to implement the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, and we have received the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award as a result.  This commits the University to putting various measures into place to support researcher career development.

This meeting has been arranged on behalf of the University’s Research and Innovation Committee as a means of sharing the Action Plan with researchers and getting your input into how the plan should be implemented.  We would like to give you a brief presentation about the Concordat Action Plan, how it links to broader University strategy, and areas of work we are currently undertaking.  We will then throw the floor open for comment and discussion, and will take back any recommendations to help us refine the Plan.  Participants will be free to instigate any other topics for discussion within the time available.


Who should attend?  You are welcome to attend if you are a member of University staff and consider yourself to be an Early Career Researcher.  As a guide, this would mean you are in the process of establishing your research profile and reputation at a post-PhD level.  Staff whose role includes research and teaching and those who are solely researchers are equally eligible to take part.  Unfortunately, the Forum is not intended for PhD researchers if they are not also members of staff.

It would be helpful (but not essential) if you could tell us in advance if you wish to attend.  Likewise, please contact us if you wish to discuss anything about the Forum.   The person to contact is:  Dr Paul Rosen, Research Development Manager in Research and Business Services – ext. 4395, email paul.rosen@northumbria.ac.uk

Further information about the Concordat and about Northumbria’s Action Plan is available at http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/researchandconsultancy/sa/research_careers/?view=Standard