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Professional and Career Development for Research Staff, Postdocs and Fellows

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 under the 5 headings below. You can enrol on the majority of the staff courses listed below by accessing the University's Learning Management System (LMS) (you will need your York username and password to sign in). 

Community and Wellbeing

No sessions currently available

The York Research Supervision Series

The York Research Supervision Series provides an opportunity for supervisors from a variety of disciplines to come together to share and reflect on their practice as a community of supervisor practitioners. The content is underpinned by the strategic aims of the York Graduate Research School and informed by the scholarship on supervision.

Navigating the policies, procedures and milestones of research supervision

Building effective supervisory relationships

Information and Digital Skills to support Research

Supporting PGR welfare and wellbeing

Supporting the Professional Development and Careers of PG Researchers

Supporting Writing, Publication and completing the PhD

Introduction to Research Supervision

Mentoring and Coaching

Mentoring is available to all research staff. Paired with a colleague, the objective-led scheme provides you with the time and space to consider your research, professional and career goals. Learn more about mentoring.
Coaching is also freely available to all researchers. Matched with a trained coach, this focused activity will help you to enhance existing skills, develop a new approach and progress goals. Learn more about coaching.

Other development opportunities

Dates for your Diary

Support for Research Supervisors

We offer specific support for Research Supervisors. Our Being an Effective Research Supervisor Tutorial or BEST is an online tutorial which covers six areas of supervisory practice. This is further complemented by The York Research Supervision Series of collaborative workshops.

We're also proud to be part of the UKCGE Research Supervision Recognition Programme - a scheme piloted in 2019, where three University of York Supervisors were recognised for their excellent supervision.

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 2022 the Festival will take place in the week beginning 17th October. 

Learn more about past Researcher Festivals and Conferences, and watch videos from previous conference speakers

Support for 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.



Find out more about the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers


Research Staff Training and Support newsletters

Current and archived newsletter for research staff.