At BU we have an established network of Early Career Researchers (ECRs) across the faculties which meets on a monthly basis.
This provides support for Early Career Researchers from the experienced academic leaders of the network, Dr. Sam Goodman, and Prof. Ann Hemingway, as well as from peers. It’s also a great forum for networking and making connections that can be of great benefit to an academic’s research career.
We plan to continue holding our monthly networking events online for the time being, with a view to trialling at least a couple of hybrid events later in this academic year. Following on from your feedback, we have more themed discussions this year, although there will always be time for some more general Q&A during the meetings. Our events remain scheduled on Wednesday afternoons, in anticipation that the teaching workload is a little lighter at that time.
|Introduction to the Research Concordat
|ECR Career Development
|Introduction to NIHR
|Dealing with Rejection
|Pay, Performance, Progression
Please book via the staff intranet page.
BU is committed to the UK Research Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, which aims to make Universities provide a supportive employment structure and offer researchers career development opportunities. BU also holds the European Commission HR Excellence in Research award. The Early Career Researcher Network is supported as part of the Research and Knowledge Exchange Development Framework (RKEDF), providing training and development to BU academics at all stages of their research careers.
Are you an Early Career Researcher ?
For the purposes of this friendly support network, anyone who wishes to conduct academic research, particularly externally-funded research, but who feels they may be lacking in experience, is welcome to come and join the network.
If you have any queries about being an Early Career Researcher at BU, or the support BU provides to Early Career Researchers, please contact us at RKEDF@bournemouth.ac.uk.