Research Staff Development

Staff Networks

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LURSA - Loughborough University Research Staff Association

Established in 2011, LURSA is an important network of research staff (ie associates, senior associates, and fellows) from across the University.

It is supported by the UK Research Staff Association and aims to provide a supportive researcher-led community that facilitates networking and development opportunities.

Crucially, LURSA provides a collective voice to advocate for positive change and influence University policy on issues that matter most to research staff.

All research staff at the University are welcome to join LURSA. To express interest please complete the short online form which will be checked on a rolling basis.

Furthermore, members of LURSA will soon be invited to put themselves forward to form the next LURSA committee. Various leadership and operational positions will be available including School representatives. More information will be shared in due course

Other Groups

Research Staff can join any of the equity, diversity and inclusion staff networks which includes: 

  • BAME Staff Network
  • LGBT+ Staff Network
  • MAIA - Women's Network
  • Staff Inclusivity Group
  • Armed Forces Group
  • International Staff Group
  • Working Parents and Carers Network
  • Staff Religion and Belief Group
  • Part-time staff group
  • Staff 2000 Network