Other sections in Researcher Development:
The Researcher Development Programme signals a very different approach to enhancing your research effectiveness. It provides a structured development route for academics and research staff, focusing on the demands and experience of everyday research life. It is designed to promote impactful research and to support your development beyond your disciplinary area.
“The courses and the on-going coaching have created a community-like feel to research - one that surpasses pay grade, discipline etc.”
“Through the coaching, I have a discovered some of my own ‘tricks of the trade’: small habits, insights and new ways of working that help me prioritise and focus.”
Participants from the Researcher Development Programme
The programme runs from January to July and consists of two elements:
Element 1: Coaching
The programme starts with an interactive and experiential one day workshop followed by group coaching. The workshop focuses on core foundations around your research, including engaging with values, managing the inner critic, finding motivation, focus and confidence. The focus of the coaching is down to the goals you set; writing, grants, managing projects, impact. It provides a structure of challenge and accountability to achieve them.
Element 2: Development events
These run throughout the programme, covering a range of topics, all of which are related to Vitae’s Research Development Framework.
Whether you are a Research Associate, a lecturer or more established in your career, this programme recognises the need to engage with you whatever your research experience.
You may be interested if you want to:
• Take your research to the next level. This programme will challenge you to set inspiring goals, and to stick to them.
• Create a new research focus. This programme will enable you to explore options and identify action.
• Discover new ways of thinking about engagement. This programme will encourage reflection on communities relevant to you.
• Develop a more strategic approach to publishing. This programme will re-examine and enhance your own personal profile.
For all involved, the programme will be an opportunity to expand internal networks, create effective strategies to enhance research performance while managing the other demands of your job.
If you are interested in applying for a place on the programme, please discuss with your Head of Department before completing the short Researcher Development Programme and send to OED@lancaster.ac.uk. The deadline for submitting your application is 9am 20th November 2017.
The development events are specifically designed to support you in your research role and can be accessed on a stand-alone basis. To reserve your place on the sessions relevant to you, please contact OED team direct.
There may also be sessions in the Research Leadership development series or regarding PGR Supervision that you are interested in.
To support our ambitious research goals which are at the heart of our 2020 strategy, I am proud to be able to promote and endorse the development opportunities that are available to support colleagues at different stages in their research journeys. Collectively, they signal an exciting commitment to further enhancing research excellence and contribute to an integrated research community at Lancaster. The Senior Leadership Team here at Lancaster has a commitment to ensuring that researchers have access to development that is supportive and stimulating. Whether you are an early career contract researcher or a member of academic staff with an established track record of research, I strongly encourage you to take advantage of the opportunities outlined on these pages and inspire your colleagues to do the same.
Professor Stephen Decent
Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research
For information on the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers and HR Excellence in Research Award, please email the OED team direct.