Research Staff Development

Staff Networks

LURSA - Loughborough University Research Staff Association

LURSA, formed in 2011, aims to give Loughborough University Research Staff support, representation, networking and training opportunities. All research staff are welcome to contribute and get involved.  We also have a committee which oversees the activities of LURSA.

We Aim To:

  • Provide researcher-led opportunities for researchers
  • Represent research staff on committees and influence University policy
  • Develop core competencies of active members
  • Facilitate the training and career development of a well supported research community
  • Promote the exchange and dissemination of information relating to matters affecting researchers
  • Promote the research and interests of researchers

Our activities

We run a number of small events across the university advertised via the monthly Research Staff Bulletin. If you have suggestions for things we could do, or are interested in joining our committee, please contact us.

Other Groups

Research Staff can join any of the equality Staff Groups which includes: 

  • Staff Age Group
  • Staff Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Network
  • Disability Group
  • Part-time Staff Group
  • Staff Religion or Belief Group
  • Staff Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Group + (LGBT+)
  • Staff Women's Group
  • Armed Forces Network
  • International Staff Group
  • Working Parent's Network