‘Valuing, supporting and developing our postdocs’ (‘ECRN’ event)

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Postdocs play a vital role in delivering institutional research outputs and are thus crucial to the success of any research-intensive university. Kent is committed to supporting and developing its postdocs to achieve their potential and offers a range of training and development opportunities to all research staff, including early career researchers.

Join us for an informal session on Tuesday, 21 September from 12.30-2pm (online) to inspire you to think about the opportunities available. Learn about sectoral developments to support research staff, as well as Kent-based initiatives including new opportunities for the 2021-22 academic year.

The session will include contributions from Professor David Bogle, Pro-Vice-Provost of the Doctoral School at UCL, on ‘how can we better prepare postdocs for a broader future?’ and from Kent colleagues involved in the Summer Vacation Research Competition, which is a great way to boost your career and gain transferable skills.

Professor Paul Allain, Dean of the Graduate and Resesarcher College (GRC), said:

“As a busy postdoc, it can be hard to find the time to plan your professional and career development. We hope that this lunchtime session will whet your appetite to explore the range of training, development and support options available to you at Kent and to discover more about how the GRC is working with and for researchers to support their academic and research careers.”

This session coincides with National Postdoc Appreciation Week (20-24 September, 2021) and is open to all Kent academic and research staff, especially PDRAs, RAs and Research Associates.

There is no need to book – access the Microsoft Teams link via SharePoint (Kent staff login required.) We look forward to seeing you there.