Boosting Your Research Profile (8 Week Programme)

November 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am – February 4, 2021 @ 11:30 am

The Boosting Your Research Profile Programme is open to all researchers, from PGR to Professor, and supports attendees to develop their academic profile, improve their communication skills, and write high quality publications. By the end of the course you will be able to:

    • use appropriate platforms and social media to enhance your research profile
    • take a strategic approach to research writing and publication
    • write publications suitable for REF
    • deliver engaging and innovative presentations
    • engage with research leadership opportunities and participate in shared leadership

Fast-track programmes are intensive programmes that require time and dedication and are targeted at researchers within our nine research centres. Programmes consist of a mixture of online workshops, webinars, independent learning, and group work.

SUITABLE FOR: Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers

DURATION: 8 Weeks, 1-2 hours per week (plus 1-2 hours homework)

Part One: 26th November 2020, 10:00-11:30, 3rd December 2020, 10:00-11:30, 10th December 2020, 10:00-11:30, 17th December 2020, 10:00-11:30

Part Two: 14th January 2021, 10:00-11:30, 21st January 2021, 10:00-11:30, 28th January 2021, 10:00-11:30, 4th February 2021, 10:00-11:30.


Week 1: Online workshop (1.5 hour) – Identifying your key strengths.

Week 2: Online workshop (1.5 hour) – Social Media tools and personal brands.

Week 3: Online workshop (1.5 hours) – Presentations, Performance and Design

Week 4: Online workshop (1.5 hours) – Writing High-Quality Publications Part One

Week 5: Online workshop (1.5 hours) – Writing High-Quality Publications Part Two

Week 6: Online Writing Bootcamp (2 hours) – Pomodoro method.

Week 7: Online workshop (1.5 hour) – Research Leadership

Week 8: Online cohort presentations (2 hours)

In addition to the eight sessions, participants will be assigned preparation/tasks in between sessions (30-60 mins), have the opportunity to book 1-2-1 Consultations on abstract writing (30 mins), and attend further writing bootcamps (2 hours).

OUTPUTS: Over the duration of this course, you will produce:

    • an elevator pitch
    • an engaging biography
    • a high quality and REF-aligned abstract
    • short and engaging research presentation

Given limited capacity and to ensure these programmes are useful and effectively meet your needs, an application based approach is taken. Applications will be require approval from your Research Centre Director or PGR Supervisor.

Applications are open and will close on the 1st November.