Postdoc Development Hub 2021/22

Below you will find a suite of courses, tools and materials to support your professional development across a range of themes. There are also live online sessions throughout the year, which you can find by theme or browse on the Course Booking System. There are teams across the University which support training and development for all research-active staff, and you can find their courses there too. The University has also created a Researcher's Toolkit and specialist Research Support pages, to signpost you to the support you need across the institution.

 

 

Mandatory Training and Staff Networks

Mandatory Training Modules

There are a number of training modules that you should complete within the first six months of starting work at the University of Aberdeen. You can find more information on the courses below.

 

Staff Networks

Nvision - the Researcher Development network for postdocs in the Institute of Medical Sciences.

More information about the Staff Equality Networks at the University of Aberdeen.

 

 

Writing and Publishing

Here you will find resources and online events to support you in writing and publishing your research.

Online Resources

Live Online Sessions

Project Management for Researchers

Here you can access a number of resources and sessions to support you in the management of your research projects. This includes the in-depth Project Management Practitioner course designed with researchers in mind.

Online Resources

Live Online Sessions

tbc

Impact and Engagement

Whether you are interested in engaging with the public, policymakers or businesses, our resources and live sessions can help you navigate the landscape, develop your skills and understand impact.

Online Resources

Live Online Sessions

Research Funding For Postdocs

There's lots to think about in securing your own research funding. These resources and events will support you on your journey.

Online Resources

Live Online Sessions

Digital Research Skills

Many aspects of research have a digital component, whether you are thinking about managing your data or promoting your work online. These resources and sessions will support you to think about these aspects of research.

Online Resources

Live Online Sessions

 

Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

What does it mean to be enterprising as a researcher? How can you commercialise your work? These resources and events will support you in your journey.

Online Resources

Live Online Sessions

ResearchBites session: Getting Started with Consultancy and Contract Research

Research Leadership

What does Leadership mean in the research landscape? How does it fit into discussions about research culture? How can postdocs be leaders too? Find out more from the resources and sessions below.

Online Resources

Live Online Sessions 

  • Leading a Research Team (tbc 2022).
  • Starting Out as a Supervisor (tbc 2022).
Focus On Careers

Whether you want to build a career in academia or explore ways you can use your skills to benefit other sectors, these resources and sessions will support you to think about options and pathways.

Online Resources

  • Explore Vitae's online resources on Research Careers.
  • Explore a short online course from the University of Glasgow on Creating a Narrative CV.
  • Read the Guide to Creating a Professional Development Portfolio.

Live Online Sessions

  • ResearchBite Session: Introducing the UKRI Narrative CV, 12.00-13.00, 1 December 2021. More info and sign-up on Course Booking.
  • Workshop: Careers Beyond Research, 9.30-12.30, 21 June 2022. More info and sign-up on Course Booking.
  • CV Clinic Drop-In Sessions (tbc).