A group discussion.
The University Researcher Forum enables research staff, managers of researchers, 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 include, for example, professional development, funding support, impact, representation and working within a research environment. The Researcher Forum links closely with our work to promote the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchersand has been instrumental in our ongoing achievement of the HR Excellence in Research Award.We welcome all members of staff to join us for these great events and a valuable opportunity to connect at the University of Plymouth. If you have any enquiries about the University Researcher Forum, or would like to be added to the mailing list, please email researchskills@plymouth.ac.uk
The Researcher Forum actively enables researchers to influence practice and be represented at the University. Our Research Staff provide representation on University-level Committees and Steering Groups including: Lynne Callaghan, Research and Innovation Committee; Nathaniel Clark, Senate; Nicola Brennan, Doctoral College Board; and Dawn Swancutt, REF Steering Group. If you would like to raise any matter with our Research Staff representatives, please contact them directly.
UK Research and Innovation: Early Career Researcher Forum
The UKRI Early Career Researcher Forum enables researchers to join a community that:
  • lets you input into UKRI’s strategy, policy development and decision making
  • connects you with UKRI and their partners
  • allows you to interact and build relationships with your peers, connecting you with people from a diverse range of backgrounds.