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The University of Southampton
Working as a Researcher

Career support

All professional researchers will need to keep their skills set up to date and ‘in good standing’. The University offers a range of resources, professional development opportunities and workshops that can help you achieve this

Early career researchers (i.e. those who have completed a PhD within the last 6 years) have access to the Careers and Employability Service resources, including the ‘Drop-in’ or advisory service, which is now online during Covid-19.

There is a ECR login/registration that provides access to all services via  MyCareer , the online Careers’ Database.

CHEP - the Centre for Higher Education Practice -  supports academic development in general and specialises in education development. CHEP's Sharepoint site is a useful resource for those looking to develop their education and academic practice.

Who can I speak to?

You can book a one-to-one session with a careers consultant via the MyCareer service.

What resources are available?

All provision is currently online.  

Go to MyCareer on the Careers and Employability Service website - where you will find the Early Career Researchers log-in  

The ECR Development Hub in SharePoint, which has links to a selection of online courses and resources to assist your Personal and Research Effectiveness.  The hub also contains a list of External Providers who offer independent coaching and training courses, and are experienced in the research environment.  

CHEP education GATEWAY - is coming soon!  

If you have suggestions for future courses or any comments, please email the Centre for Higher Education Practice - CHEP CHEP@soton.ac.uk

Training resources

LinkedIn Learning

Your University account also gives you access to a wide range of videos through the LinkedIn Learning online library.

Scott Bradbury

You can access a library of short videos from Scott Bradbury, covering both line management and broader working relationship.

Rob [University careers consultant] listened to my concerns about my contract ending and ideas for future work and helpfully advised and recommended a course. At first the course was full, but Rob extended the number of places so that I could book onto it.

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