Preparing yourself for research independence – how to build a career in research (Faculty of Science)
Duration 1 hour 30 minutes
Team Researcher Academy

This online course is run by the Researcher Academy as part of the Faculty of Science Training Programme

Target audience:
Postgraduate researchers (PGRs) in the Faculty of Science only. 


This session will provide an overview of what to expect if you are planning a career in academic research. This will include pathways to becoming an independent researcher; strategies for planning the skills, partnerships and experience you need to be an academic; and fellowships and grants that you can target to facilitate this transition. The session will also provide general tips and tricks for building a successful career and highlight skills that you should proactively develop. By the end of the session you should be more aware of how you can transition from a post-graduate student to an independent researcher.

This course is delivered via MS Teams.  

Course Accessibility

The following table shows a summary of what is needed to participate in the course. 

If you feel you will experience any difficulties participating, please let us know via the ‘special requirements’ tab, providing as much information as possible. The special requirements tab can be completed when you book your place. Alternatively, you can contact us directly at

Access MS Teams
Attend the course at the specified date and time
Use the MS Teams chat box function
Watch and listen to the course tutor(s) and/or other attendees
Follow presentation slides during the course

Booking Conditions

Our webinars/ online courses are very popular, especially in the current period and we are experiencing large volumes of people on our waiting lists.  

Please do let us know if you would like to cancel your place on this course so we can offer your place to another delegate. 

Please note, attendances for courses will be recorded. There are no training points associated with courses run by the Researcher Academy.

LocationStart DateAll DatesTimesPlaces AvailableBook
Online Course06 June 202406 June 202410:00am - 11:30am9