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Staff involved in Research

This section contains guidance, resources and opportunities to assist postgraduate, early career researchers and research staff with their personal and professional development offered by the three faculties and staff learning and development.


Research Staff Handbook

Research staff handbook aims to provide you with information about your employment and career development, how to carry out your role and responsibilities, what support and training is available to you, and the key regulations and policies that are applicable to you as a member of Research Staff.

This includes: 

Welcome to Manchester: Essential information for new members of research staff

Working here: Contract of employment and working conditions

Undertaking research: Grant & fellowship, research governance & ethics

Managing your career: Career guidance, training & development and performance & progress review

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See also Induction Checklist for PIs and Line Managers of Research Staff

Online and Classroom training

Managing at Manchester for Researchers

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Meetings that Deliver Results

This workshop is primarily aimed at academics and will help you extend and develop the skills and knowledge you have to facilitate and contribute to meetings confidently and effectively. 

Media Relations

In partnership with Staff Learning and Development and Media Service the Division of Communications and Marketing are offering a limited number of places for staff on a media training course. Delivered on campus by MediaFirst, these courses are run four times a year and take half a day to complete. Participants are coached in interview techniques and take part in face-to-face and TV interviews with a journalist. Feedback and recording are available after the event.

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Other research resources

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General links

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