The RET 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).
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Postgraduate Supervisor (Bitesize) Briefings are aimed at those with no or very little supervisory experience, and those who are looking to enhance their supervisory practice. Staff are welcome to attend as many or as few of these sessions as they would like.
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 - each complementing our six Postgraduate Supervisor Training Sessions.
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.
Our annual Research Staff Conferences are 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 2021, we will instead be holding our first York Researcher Festival. The festival will take place over 2 weeks and will coincide with National Postdoc Appreciation week (20th - 24th September) and the National Postdoc Conference (24th September).
Learn more about our Research Staff Conferences, and watch videos from previous conference speakers
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