Learning and Development
Research staff: guidance and resources
Below is a list of resources which you may find useful in the development of
your professional practice, starting with those that are most specific to your
role and followed by those that are more generic but still valuable.
One-to-one Careers Coaching
Discuss issues connected with your current employment situation
and future with a professionally qualified, experienced Careers
Career pathways for researchers (PDF)
Find out about the career pathways of recent research students
and staff at the University.
Career planning (external website)
The University of Warwick provides a careers management model and a detailed
range of tailored careers resources for researchers.
- Career planning guidance for
scientists (external website)
This offers a range of articles on career development topics for researchers,
including funding and getting published.
Euroaxess - Researchers in Motion (external website)
Euroaxess provides information about research in Europe, European research
policies, career opportunities in Europe, international collaboration and
- Extending your portfolio
- work experience programmes
Work shadowing may help you to formulate and test out ideas on your next career
move whether it is in research or not.
Find out what other staff and students have found useful about
the professional development programmes available to you.
Practice database (you must have an Essex university account
to access this)
Explore the University's good practice database for ideas about
how you can improve your practices and processes
University researchers and the job market (PDF)
A practical career development resource.
- Vitae (external website)
Vitae provides a dedicated researchers' portal with information,
news and opportunities. It includes labour market and careers information for
research staff including surveys and research, and a programme of national
courses connected with career development.