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).
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 (Enterprise Fellowship Training)
Leading in Business (Enterprise Fellowship Training)
Negotiating with External Partners (Details TBC)
Developing an Academic Poster (Book via Target Connect)
Reference Management (Book via Target Connect)
Postgraduate Supervisor (Bitesize) Briefings
Aimed at those with no or very little supervisory experience and those who are looking to enhance their supervisory practice, made up of six consecutive sessions. Staff are welcome to attend as many or as few of these sessions as they would like.
1. The PhD process: regulations, policy and progression
2. Approaches and models of supervision
3. Supporting PGR student welfare
4. Information and Digital skills
5. Professional development and careers
6. Completing the PhD
PAW 2020: 21-25 September
This year, Postdoc Appreciation Week will take place on the 21st-25th September and will include both national and local events to celebrate and showcase the essential role postdoctoral researchers play in advancing current knowledge and research. The University of York is working in partnership with a consortium of UK and Irish Universities to deliver the following programme of free, online events.
Dates for your Diary
- Researcher Conference to include final year PGRs - 23rd September, 09:15-11:15 & 14:00-15:30 - Online
- Falling Walls - 2021 date TBC
- 3MT - 2021 date TBC
- European Doctoral Summer School - 2021 date TBC
- Preparing for Fellowship Success Retreat - 2021 date TBC
- Postdoc Appreciation Week - 21-25 September 2020
‘Stay Connected’ for Researchers
Join us online every other Thursday at 4PM for a cuppa & a chat!
We’ve created a space for all researchers (post-docs, ECRs, research staff) to stay connected with each other while working remotely. During the session you’ll be randomly allocated to a break-out room with another 3-4 people and each week we'll shuffle the groups so there's a chance to 'meet' different colleagues. Sessions are scheduled for ~30 minutes every two weeks, but feel free to drop in for as long as you like and join us when you can. Register here for a Zoom link. You only need to register once in order to attend any of the sessions.
If you're a Research Supervisor, then we offer specific support for you. 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.
"Shaping a positive culture for researchers at York"
23rd September 2020, 09:15-11:15 & 14:00-15:30, Online - book your place here
Our annual Research Staff Conferences are open to all research staff, postdocs, interested academics and final year PhD students. These events celebrate the excellent research taking place at York and to give you an opportunity to consider your career options.
In 2019 we held two Research Staff Conferences, one for the Sciences, and another for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
Are you a postdoc or early career researcher who is interested in producing a draft Fellowship application?
We run a Preparing for Fellowship Success workshop to support Fellowship applicants. Details of our 2020 event can be found here.
Training opportunities for 2019/20
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:
- The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers 2019 has been released
- Information for new staff can now found on our new staff induction webpages
- Research Staff Conference 2019 - Sciences
- Research Staff Conference 2019 - Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
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