Research Staff Development


17 Sep 2020

National Postdoc Appreciation Week - 21-25 September - Events for Research Staff

Next week (21-25 September) is National Postdoc Appreciation Week in the USA, and to celebrate we are holding a small number of online events for Postdocs and other Research Staff at Loughborough.  Hopefully you will be able to join in!


Monday 21 September, 1-2pm

Funding Opportunities for Research Staff

Colleagues from the Research and Enterprise Office will provide an overview on how to develop a strategy for applying for funding as a researcher, why it is important, the types of opportunities that will be available to you and how to find them.  Join this session via MS Teams.


Thursday 24 September, 1-2pm

Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy: what is it and how can I get it?

Fellowship of the HEA is a recognition of teaching ability and practice in the UK higher education sector, and an increasingly sought-after award for academic positions in the UK.  Join this webinar on MS Teams to find out more about what fellowship entails and the HEA recognition pathways available at Loughborough.


Friday 25 September, 12.30-1.30pm

Fellowship Inaugural Lecture: Dr Bianca Howard, School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

The Pathway to FlexTECC: Flexible Timing of Energy Consumption in Communities

Dr Howard is an EPSRC Innovation Fellow and lecturer in urban energy modelling; prior to joining Loughborough she received her PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University followed by a postdoctoral research position at Imperial College London.  In this talk, Dr Howard will discuss her pathway to developing her fellowship from a career perspective, the organisational structure of the fellowship, and the initial findings from the research.

Please visit the website for further details and to register for the presentation.


Constructing your Career – video available online

This ten-minute video will introduce you to the theory and practice of constructing a career, and the support available to Research Staff at Loughborough.  You can view the video on our website.


Are you willing to represent research staff in your school?

The Loughborough University Research Staff Association (LURSA) aims to give Loughborough University Research Staff support, representation, networking and training opportunities.  If you think you can contribute to LURSA in any way, please fill in this expression of interest form.