Are you a researcher – part of our BU post-doctoral, mid-career, or research assistant communities? Do you manage a researcher or group of researchers? We are interested in talking to researchers, and those who manage researchers to understand how to nurture them effectively and help them develop into highly skilled, confident academics.
This is your chance to inform and shape BU policies and the HR review of the academic career framework in April 2023 – so please help us and have your say!
Are you growing and developing professionally as a researcher at BU? Do you have a career development plan? Which areas and skills do you need to develop? What could BU or your manager do to enable you to thrive?
Managers of researchers
What strategies are you using to help researchers in your team grow and develop? What can BU do to support you in your vital role? Would you like additional training in this area? Do you have ideas for how BU could improve our institutional practices or policies to enable researchers to achieve their full potential?
Over the next six months the Research Development and Support Team (RDS) will be conducting a mixed methods study to explore:
- The experiences of researchers and your ideas for how BU could help you develop your potential more effectively
- The experiences of managers of researchers – areas of challenge, your support needs as well as your ideas, and examples of innovation/best practice.
Phase one:. In-depth interviews and focus group discussions for researchers and for managers of researchers will commence Monday 16 January 2023
Phase two:. The Vitae CEDARS survey (Culture, Employment and Development in Academic Research survey) will run in March/April 2023. This is for everyone who is research active.
To find out more or register your interest in participating in an interview or focus group discussion please email Rachel Arnold: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you, the Research Development and Support Team
 The CEDARS survey replaces the CROS and PIRLS surveys
***DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 6 FEBRUARY 2023*** The Studentship Funding Panel is responsible on behalf of the Research Performance and Management Committee (RPMC) for providing internal funding and support to ensure the University maximises opportunities for investing the University’s QR RDP Supervision grant in match funded studentships, in line with the BU2025 Research Principles.
We are seeking expressions of interest (EoIs) for the Chair, Deputy Chair and Panel members for the new panel.
Chairs should be members of the Professoriate – this is extended to Associate Professors for the Deputy Chair role. Applications from underrepresented groups (minority ethnic, declared disability) are particularly welcome.
EoIs for Panel members are open to the wider academic community, not just the Professoriate.
Application: EoIs will be reviewed against selection criterion which includes knowledge and experience of knowledge exchange, innovation and impact, experience of chairing meetings and plans for leading the research agenda across the university.
EoIs for the Chair and Deputy Chair roles should consist of a short case (maximum length of one page) on the form provided outlining suitability for the role. These should be submitted to the Doctoral College mailbox by the deadline of 5pm on 6 February 2023.
EoIs for Panel member roles should consist of a short case (maximum length of half a page) on the form provided outlining suitability for the role. These should be submitted to the Doctoral College mailbox by the deadline of 5pm on 6 February 2023.
Please note: EoIs should specify to which role the applicant is applying.
There will be a delay in response to Panel member applications until the Chair and Deputy Chair roles are appointed by 6 March 2023. After this the Panel Members will be contacted about their appointment.
There will be an orientation meeting on at 10am on 9 March 2023 for the Chairs and Deputy Chairs. This will be with Deputy VC Tim McIntyre-Bhatty.
Full details are available here:
BU Studentship Funding Panel – ToR.pdf
BU Studentship Funding Panel – Chair & Deputy Chair Role Descriptor
BU Studentship Funding Panel – Panel Member Role Descriptor
BU Studentship Funding Panel – Expressions of Interest
The deadline to submit your proposals for Festival of Learning 2017 is fast approaching, and we would like to remind you that you have only few more days to apply!
Planning your own public event can be a bit of a challenge when you try putting together an event that is interactive and lasts several hours, so how about a film screening followed by a short debate? We all love watching films…who does not like going to the cinema? Film screening is a fantastic way of showcasing your research and let’s be honest, planning it is not that complicated!
Fog of Sex: stories from the front line of student sex work
This event was a screening of an award winning docudrama that brings the real-life testimonies of students currently working within sex industry to the screen. The film was made as part of a pioneering new study called The Student Sex Work Project. The project has transformed understanding about the motivations and needs of student sex workers. The screening was followed by Q&A with criminologist Debbie Jones, who co-led the study, producer Chris Britten and clinical sexologist Sam Geuens.
You do not necessarily need to create your own film to be able to screen a film. Film screening can be an addition to your event that effectively illustrates your research by putting it into different perspective which can trigger some interesting discussion with the audience. As an example we would like to mention ‘The Shelley- Frankenstein legacy: Social science in history and today’ event which was part of ESRC Festival of Social Science 2016 at Bournemouth University. This event was in a form of a ‘question time’ style debate with a film screening that aimed to explore the feminism and sociology of the body from historical and contemporary perspectives. The film illustrated what had been discussed and helped people to gain a better understanding.
There is only one support session left so make sure to come and talk to us about your event idea
Thursday 1 December 8:30am-5pm Talbot Campus Drop In
Remember that the deadline for event submissions is 4pm on Friday 2 December
Find out more about how to apply Here.
If you have any questions about the global Festival of Learning, please contact the Global Engagement Hub: 01202 965112 email@example.com
If you have any questions about the UK Festival of Learning, or difficulties using the online application form, please contact the Festival of Learning Team: 01202 961342 FoL@bournemouth.ac.uk