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Nancy Rothwell

Managing at Manchester for Researchers

"I am delighted to offer my support to, and endorsement of, the Managing at Manchester for Researchers Programme. This is an example of the kind of support initiatives that the University of Manchester is developing and I urge you to take advantage of this opportunity if you feel that your future career direction lies in research leadership."

Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell


Managing at Manchester for Researchers sits alongside the University of Manchester's suite of leadership and management programmes to enable the research community to develop management knowledge and skills to apply in their current role or for a future career.

Run with support from faculty based colleagues in Researcher Development teams, the programme allows researchers to come together to discuss, reflect and practice people management skills.

Managing at Manchester for Researchers is a development programme approved by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). Researchers who complete the programme gain a certificate of completion issued by the university and ILM. (Please note this is not the same as an ILM level 3 or level 5 qualification).

Programme Audience

This programme is aimed specifically at research staff on short term contracts (Post Doctoral Research Assistants, Associates, Research Fellows) wishing to develop their people management skills at university, or wishing to prepare for a career in management outside of the university.

Colleagues on this programme do not need to have a current line management role but will be aspiring to one either inside or outside the university, or wishing to develop line management knowledge for future grant applications.