You don't always have to attend a workshop to participate in training or development. I am happy to work with groups of researchers in departments and faculties and to provide bespoke training.
Previous examples have included:
- advice on setting up a regular research staff group
- behind-the-scenes support and materials for researchers to lead their own peer mentoring workshops, e.g. reviewing each other's writing
- specialised sessions on effective communication, the peer review process, giving good conference papers, etc.
If this sounds interesting and you would like to discuss it with me further, then please get in touch.
Postdocs of Cambridge (PdOC)
PdOC is the association for research staff at Cambridge. Run 'by postdocs for postdocs' PdOC provides information, advocacy and support to research staff, as well as a social network, to help researchers make the most of their time in Cambridge. PdOC also liaises with governing bodies of the University to make sure that the needs of research staff are taken into account.
If you're new to Cambridge, PdOC are keen to help you settle in. You can read more about their monthly socials, which take place in a pub in central Cambridge. For this and more information, join the PdOC mailing list - via their website.
UK Research Staff Association (UKRSA)
The UK Research Staff Association was established in 2010 to provide a collective voice for researchers at institutions across the UK. Supported by Vitae, an organisation that champions the personal, professional and career development of researchers throughout the UK, the UKRSA continues and extends the work of the National Research Staff Association of the UK.