Induction for research staff
Duration 0.5 days
Team Researcher Academy

This face to face session is run by the Researcher Academy

The Researcher Academy courses are very popular and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you. 

Target audience: New research-only staff (within 12 months of appointment)


The aim of this session is to help new and relatively new research staff understand and integrate into the wider research culture of the University. It will introduce them to the range of research, professional and personal development opportunities available to researchers and provide an opportunity to network with colleagues and to meet key university staff involved in supporting researchers.

The session will provide:

  • A summary of the research culture and environment at the University of Nottingham and the structure and organisation of the University;
  • An overview of current national and university research strategies and policies and their relevance to your role and responsibilities as a member of research staff;
  • An introduction to the professional services and personal development opportunities available to researchers at the University of Nottingham; and
  • An opportunity to meet other new and more established research staff, to hear about the staff networks and support structures.

This session is catered, if you have any special dietary requirements please indicate in your booking and we will do our best to accommodate this. However this may not be possible with late bookings.
You may also be interested in the following related courses for Research-only staff

If the course is fully booked, please add your name to the waiting list. If places become available you will be offered the opportunity to confirm your booking. We use the waiting list to monitor demand and will schedule an additional instance if needed.

Online Resources

The Researcher Academy's online Members' Area includes access to online courses and resources aimed at supporting your professional development.

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

Print off pre-requisite paperwork/ resources & bring them to the course (optional)
Bring your own laptop/ PC to the course (optional)
Access seminar room on campus
Attend the course at the specified date and time
Watch and listen to the course tutor(s) and/or other attendees
Follow presentation slides during the course
Take part in group activities/ discussions

Booking Conditions

Latecomer policy

Researchers should plan to arrive prior to the advertised course start time. Except for exceptional reasons, there will be no admittance to a Researcher Academy or Faculty Training Programme (FTP) course 15 minutes after the advertised course start time.

Importance of booking commitment

When booking on to a Researcher Academy short course you are entering into a commitment to attend. If you find that you are no longer available to attend you MUST cancel your place (on the system if more than three days before the course) or if at short notice by emailing This will ensure that your place can be offered to another researcher on the waiting list. Failure to cancel a place results in other researchers missing out on places through the waiting list process.

It is unacceptable for researchers to just not attend when booked onto a course. The Researcher Academy maintains records of those who repeatedly do not attend courses they have booked. This may affect future eligibility to book onto further Researcher Academy courses and will affect considerations for Researcher Academy funded opportunities.

LocationStart DateAll DatesTimesPlaces AvailableBook