Opportunities for PGRs to show your appreciation and take charge of your development

The University of Liverpool will celebrate and recognise the importance of postdocs in September as part of National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW). Running from 18th – 21st September 2023, this UK-wide initiative celebrates the invaluable contributions that postdoctoral researchers make to the research excellence, impact, community and culture.

This year, staff and PGRs at University of Liverpool are encouraged to share their appreciation of the postdocs they work with. These appreciations are a way to thank the researchers who have made an impact on your work or supported you as a PGR. They will be shared with the postdoc community on the Researcher Hub and across social media to highlight the value of postdocs to University of Liverpool.

You can share appreciations of individual postdocs that you have worked with, or send a general message of appreciation for all postdocs who work at the University. For example, is there someone who has supported you to learn a new technique or mentored you with your writing skills? Have the postdocs in your department run events that have helped you feel a part of the researcher community?

Share your appreciation here: https://bit.ly/LoveLivPostdocs23

Upcoming events for PGRs

Taking Charge of Your Development | Wednesday 13th September 2023 – 10:00-12:00 

Celebrating the Launch of The New PGR Development Programme for 2023/24  

You are invited to a launch event for the new PGR Development programme for 2023/24. This event will showcase the wide range of activities and resources available to you through this programme, as well as opportunities to take part in the peer-led PGR Development Network. Come and celebrate this exciting new era in postgraduate researcher development and learn how you can take charge of your own development planning, with opportunities to meet PGR peers and key members of staff over a delicious networking brunch (catering provided).

Find out more & book your place:  https://PGRDev_TakingCharge_2023.eventbrite.co.uk

Online Reading & Writing Retreats for PGR Students | July to August 2023 | Online (Teams)

Throughout the Summer you can attend Online Reading & Writing Retreats with Dr Sandra Huang & Dr Jeni Driscoll, who are based in the English Language Centre. The retreats will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday in July and August.

Reading and writing retreats can provide you with:

  • Flexibility, as you can join in from anywhere online
  • Opportunity to block out dedicated time in your diary, away from distractions to focus better
  • Help to set clear goals and make significant progress with your writing project
  • Support of a facilitator and your peers to help you stay focused and motivated

To join the Retreats, you can use this link on Teams, or with this Teams join code: np7u1r0

Dates and times can be found through the link.

Further information

The Academy remains committed to offering the best possible, high-quality support for all researchers, providing opportunities and developing initiatives that meet their aspirations and identify new potential routes to develop and progress their careers.

Visit the Researcher Hub for more information on PGR and research staff development and opportunities.

Follow @LivUniAcademy@LivResearcher and @UoLPGRDevNet for updates and information about further PGR development opportunities.