Researcher Forum

The Researcher Forum allows research staff, academics and staff supporting researchers the valuable opportunity to join discussions, hear developments, share practice, connect and be consulted on important issues for researchers. Topics for discussion/information can be directed by researchers and will include, for example: professional development, representation and working within a research environment. We welcome all members of staff to join us for these great events and a valuable opportunity to connect at the University of Plymouth.

The Researcher Forum links closely with our work to promote the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers and has been instrumental in our ongoing achievement of the HR Excellence in Research Award. The Researcher Forum actively enables researchers to influence policy and practice at the University of Plymouth and be represented at University committees.

The next Researcher Forum session  will be led by Professor Jerry Roberts, DVC Research and Enterprise, and will focus on the new Researcher Development Concordat.  

The new Concordat is an agreement between stakeholders to improve the employment and support for researchers and researcher careers in higher education in the UK.

The new Concordat features important and essential support for researchers including: a supportive and inclusive research culture; recognition and value and, professional and career development.

We will also have updates on behalf of the research staff reps: Lynne Callaghan, Dawn Swancutt, Kathy Redfern and Joanna Griffin.

We hope you will be able to join us on one of the following dates:

13:30–15:00 - 5 February 2020 - Portland Square, A109

13:30–15:00 - 6 February 2020 - John Bull, seminar room 8

(Further dates will be advertised throughout the year)

Applicability: All research staff, academics and staff supporting researchers.

Facilitator: Sarah Kearns, Researcher Development Manager, Doctoral College.

Related links

The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers

https://www.vitae.ac.uk/policy/concordat

Researcher Development Framework

https://www.vitae.ac.uk/researchers-professional-development/about-the-vitae-researcher-development-framework