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Working as a Researcher

References and resources for research staff 

Working as a researcher is exciting and rewarding but demanding, especially if you are an Early Career Researcher (ECR) or have a family. This website offers advice and resources to help you in your role.

Managing your career

Your career

Find information, contacts, and courses to help you manage your career.

International Researchers


Options abound – whether you are coming to the UK or looking for global opportunities.

Women in Academia

Women in Academia

Essential advice and resources for women, from women, in the sector.



Locate resources to support your well-being and those that matter to you – includes parental leave.



This section contains indispensable links and advice on funding sources.



The University has a remarkable range of impact opportunities open to researchers.



Build your communications and dissemination strategy with help here.


Career support

Check here to find out how to keep your professional development skills set current.

Family matters

Family matters

Useful links for those with caring responsibilities of all kinds.

HR Support

HR support

Signposting to the relevant policies and processes affecting researchers.



Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers – a critical document for researchers and their managers.


This site was set up with funding from EPSRC and is open to all researchers and disciplines.

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