The Building Research and Innovation Capacity (BRIC) Team work with both internal and external facilitators to provide a comprehensive programme of training and support available for research staff and postdocs. Browse our wide range of training via our Skills Programme or by our five key Professional Development Themes below. All training sessions are booked via the University's Learning Management System (LMS) (you will need your York username and password to sign in), where you can also browse our upcoming workshops.
Key professional development themes
- An introduction to using generative AI tools for researchers
- Copyright for researchers: protecting your own work and re-using other people’s
- Introduction to Intellectual Property and commercialisation support available
- Managing your research data
- Preparing a funding proposal
- Research integrity and ethics
- Searching the literature
- What is open research and why does it matter?
- Writing Workout Week
Fundamentals of academic writing
- Academic careers: CVs and applications
- Academic careers: interviews
- Career planning: understanding yourself and your options
- Creating your career action plan
- Navigating career transition beyond academia
- Non-academic careers in higher education
- Non-academic CVs and applications
- Non-academic interviews
- Understanding your strengths
Dates for your diary
The York Researcher Festival: 2024 date TBC
Fellowship Fortnight - 2024 date TBC
Preparing for Fellowship Success Event - 2024 date TBC
The York Researcher Festival
Our annual Researcher Festival is open to all postgraduate researchers, research staff, postdocs, interested academics. These events celebrate the excellent research taking place at York and to give you an opportunity to consider your career options.
In 2023 the Festival took place in the week beginning 6th November.
Learn more about past Researcher Festivals and Conferences, and watch videos from previous conference speakers
Research Staff Liaison Officers (RSLOs)
RSLOs provide a link between research staff (postdocs, researchers, fellows) and the central support teams. The Officers work with researchers across Faculties and with early career/postdoc associations, to ensure that their needs are represented at the Concordat Implementation Group and within the University's Concordat Action Plan.
Support for Research Fellows
We run an annual Preparing for Fellowship Success programme to support Fellowship applicants. The programme provides the space, time and support for exceptional early career researchers to develop a Fellowship application. It is aimed at internal and external high calibre postdocs and early career researchers who intend to submit a Fellowship application within 9-12 months. Find out more about our Support for Fellows at the University of York.
Resources for Researchers
Need help finding funding, writing a grant application, or want to become more involved in public engagement? A wide range of Resources for Researchers are available.