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Research staff coffee break 10th June

A warm ‘hello!’ from your Research Staff Association (RSA) reps. Following the success of the first ‘Research Staff Coffee Breaks’, we are inviting all research staff to the second one on 10th June at 3-4pm.

The details for the coffee breaks are included below including the zoom links and log in details.

Please join us for this session – there’s no need to RSVP!

Unfortunately, we don’t have resources to send out coffee and cake but hopefully you can find something nice and can join us at some or all our breaks. We are looking into more formal provision of space and food and drink for when we are able to meet on campus but until then, we’re looking forward to meeting you virtually soon.

Best wishes

The Research Staff Association Team

Research staff coffee break 10th June

A warm ‘hello!’ from your Research Staff Association (RSA) reps. Following the success of the first ‘Research Staff Coffee Breaks’, we are inviting all research staff to the second one on 10th June at 3-4pm.

The details for the coffee breaks are included below including the zoom links and log in details.

Please join us for this session – there’s no need to RSVP!

Unfortunately, we don’t have resources to send out coffee and cake but hopefully you can find something nice and can join us at some or all our breaks. We are looking into more formal provision of space and food and drink for when we are able to meet on campus but until then, we’re looking forward to meeting you virtually soon.

Best wishes

The Research Staff Association Team

Research staff coffee break 10th June

A warm ‘hello!’ from your Research Staff Association (RSA) reps. Following the success of the first ‘Research Staff Coffee Breaks’, we are inviting all research staff to the second one on 10th June at 3-4pm.

The details for the coffee breaks are included below including the zoom links and log in details.

Please join us for this session – there’s no need to RSVP!

Unfortunately, we don’t have resources to send out coffee and cake but hopefully you can find something nice and can join us at some or all our breaks. We are looking into more formal provision of space and food and drink for when we are able to meet on campus but until then, we’re looking forward to meeting you virtually soon.

Best wishes

The Research Staff Association Team

Research staff coffee breaks

A warm ‘hello!’ from your Research Staff Association (RSA) reps. We hope that this email finds you well and that you have been managing to cope with all the changes over the last year.

We are contacting all the research staff across the university to invite you all to our virtual (for the moment) ‘Research Staff Coffee Breaks’, starting on 27th May at 10-11am and continuing throughout the summer. Due to the many challenges we have encountered over the last year and a general consensus among the members of the RSA that we would like to do more to support the research staff we represent, we are working to develop the RSA to help make BU a great place for researchers to work and progress in their careers. We want to offer peer support, accurate representation and opportunities to get to know other research staff across the university. To do this though, we need to connect with the members of the BU community who we represent (you!) and find out first-hand what the important issues, concerns and aspirations are.

As an initial means of introducing ourselves and meeting you we have set up a number of coffee breaks as an informal space to connect and take a break from work. Whilst we are still working from home these will be held on zoom. The details for the coffee breaks are included below including the zoom links and log in details. If you cannot make any of these meetings but would like to introduce yourself, raise an issue or simply ask a question please don’t hesitate to get in touch via email.

Zoom links:

Please join us for one or both of these – there’s no need to RSVP!

Unfortunately, we don’t have resources to send out coffee and cake but hopefully you can find something nice and can join us at some or all our breaks. We are looking into more formal provision of space and food and drink for when we are able to meet on campus but until then, we’re looking forward to meeting you virtually soon.

Best wishes

The Research Staff Association Team

BU’s Research Staff Association – new representative appointed

The BU Research Staff Association (RSA) is a forum promoting BU research culture. Research staff from across BU are encouraged to attend to meet with others researchers, disseminate their work, discuss career opportunities, hear updates on  BU’s implementation the Research Concordat, and give feedback or raise concerns that will help to develop and support the research community at BU.

BU Research Staff Representatives

Following the recent recruitment exercise, Dr Christina Stantis has accepted the role of BU Research Staff Association (RSA) representative, alongside Dr Michelle Heward.

The BU Research Staff representatives facilitate the BU RSA activities and attend the BU Research Concordat Steering Group and the University Research and Professional Practice Committee (URPPC) to provide an update on the BU RSA and raise any feedback or concerns. This ensures that feedback and concerns raised by research staff are fed into the BU Research Concordat Action Plan, so that they are addressed going forwards.

Faculty Research Staff Representatives

Each Faculty also has at least one Research Staff Representative. Their role is to attend Faculty Research and Professional Practice Committees and the BU Research Concordat Steering Group to provide an update on the BU RSA and feedback any comments or concerns. The current post holders are:

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences Dr Sarah Collard
Faculty of Health & Social Sciences Dr Nirmal Aryal
Faculty of Media and Communication Dr Ehtzaz Chaudhry
Faculty of Media and Communication Currently vacant
Faculty of Management Dr Rafaelle Nicholson
Faculty of Management Dr Thanh Huynh
Faculty of Science and Technology Dr Arif Reza Anwary 
Faculty of Science and Technology Currently vacant