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).
Research Staff conference(s) 2019
This year we are hosting two Research Staff Conferences to celebrate the great research taking place at York and to give you an opportunity to consider your career options.
- 16 May - Lakehouse, Ron Cooke Hub (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)
- 26 June - Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building (Science focus)
- Research Staff Conference Sciences Programme (PDF , 483kb)
- Research Staff Conference Humanities SocSci Programme - 16 May 2019 (PDF , 481kb)Research Staff Conference Humanities SocSci Programme - 16 May 2019 (PDF , 481kb)
Call for contributions
We invite you to contribute to these events by submitting an abstract.
Please use this form to submit an abstract for either an 8 minute talk or an abstract for a poster explaining your research to the wider research community.
Abstracts should describe your research focus and its importance, how it is being conducted (or will be conducted) and who the beneficiaries are.
Please complete the form by Monday 8th April. If your presentation abstract is accepted you will be invited to attend a FREE training in giving short, effective and engaging presentations - a skill that is becoming ever more important not just at conferences but also for job interviews.
Preparing for Fellowship Success
This 1.5 day retreat is for postdocs and early career researchers who are committed to producing a draft Fellowship application.
Dates: Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 March 2019
Venue: Mercure Hotel, Skelton, York
Draft programme for the two-day event: Preparing for Fellowship Success_programme (PDF , 89kb)
Applications for this event have now closed.
Building Impact into Funding Proposals (workshop)
Public Engagement as a Pathway to Impact (workshop)
Public Engagement of Research (workshop)
Applying for Jobs: CVs and applications (workshop)
Applying for Jobs: Interviews (workshop)
Career Planning for Research Staff (workshop)
Careers Beyond Academia (workshop)
Making the Most of Your Voice (workshop)
PGR Supervisor Training (Bitesize) (workshops)
Bespoke one to one career consultations are also offered subject to availability.
Online careers resources and podcasts to support career management are available, and through Vitae
Business and Finance (workshop)
IP and Patent Law (workshop)
Leading in Business (workshop)
What is Knowledge Exchange? (workshop)
Data Protection (workshop)
How to Write Your First Grant Proposal (workshop)
Introduction to Project Management (workshop)
Know Your (Copy)rights (workshop)
Managing Your Research Data (workshop)
Open Access Publication (workshop)
Research Integrity and Ethics (workshop)
Searching the Literature (workshop)
RETT is also involved with several events that are open to or specifically for research staff. These include:
Research Staff Conference - 16 May and 26 June 2019 - more information to follow
Falling Walls Competition - this event runs on a biennial basis and the next event will run in 2019.
PGR Supervisor Symposium - dates to be confirmed
Training opportunities for 2018/19
Here is RETT's programme of training and development opportunities for research staff and research fellows designed to support you in developing ideas and collaborations and producing excellent research: Research Excellence Training and Support for Research Staff and Fellows 2018/19 (PDF , 765kb)
Find out more about the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers
Research Staff Training and Support newsletters
Current and archived newsletters for research staff