The ECR Forum helps early-career researchers establish a research identity to achieve their career potential and sustain their wellbeing through a friendly community, networking and tailored support.

We have a flexible and informal structure coordinated by an enthusiastic chair where we:

  • create a supportive network of ECRs and more established researchers that fosters the development of skills needed to achieve career goals
  • provide guidance around publication and funding opportunities
  • offer a safe place for discussion that can enhance the wellbeing and connectedness of ECRs
  • build a thriving research community that enables knowledge exchange between ECRs and the local community to enhance research impact.

Contact us

Tina Kowalski

Tina Kowalski

ECR Forum chair

tina.kowalski@york.ac.uk

Who we support

Within the Management School

  • ECRs
    existing and new colleagues
  • Academics
    the forum fosters strong links between academics, the ECR community, and local businesses
  • The School
    we enhance the reputation of the Management School by building and supporting a vibrant ECR research community

Outside the Management School

  • Local businesses and partnerships
    for example, local enterprise partnerships
  • The wider University
    for example, working alongside research champions, and the Office of Philanthropic Partnerships and Alumni
  • National organisations
    for example, the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce

How we support ECRs

  1. Enhance career development via knowledge sharing, identifying relevant research opportunities and navigating the REF process
  2. Support the transition from PhD studies to becoming independent academics through mentorship, skill enhancement and knowledge sharing
  3. Improve social connection and sense of belonging by providing social activities and listening ears
  4. Enable knowledge exchange between ECRs, established academics and local businesses
  5. Act as a first point of call for research, teaching and/or career related questions or concerns

Get in touch

Get in touch today and become part of our friendly community.

tina.kowalski@york.ac.uk

Contact us

Tina Kowalski

Tina Kowalski

ECR Forum chair

tina.kowalski@york.ac.uk