Early Career Researcher (ECR) Training and Development

We have a wide range of development opportunities available for Early Career Research staff (i.e. staff on research contracts on grade E to G), across all campuses of the University of Exeter. All course bookings are done via TRENT. If you have any problems booking onto a course please email us at: researcherdevelopment@exeter.ac.uk

We encourage you to complete the following Researcher Development introductory activities which are in addition to the general mandatory University-wide staff induction training for all staff or any College-specific induction activities that you might be required to complete:

  • Researcher Development Introductory Session – who we are, what we do and how to engage
  • Researcher Career Explorer - a short course which examines your career options
  • Profiling for Success – online self-assessment tools

All of our courses have been mapped against the national Researcher Development Framework (RDF), a tool that helps you consider your professional development as a rounded researcher. Most of our courses address multiple domains and sub-domains.

Full list of current training and development: 

 

 

  • University of Exeter Early Career research only staff (ie grades E to G) can view training descriptions and register online via the Trent HR Self-service System
  • Other University of Exeter Staff are able to access session descriptions and submit a request to register for specific courses by contacting the University of Exeter Researcher Development Team. In your email, please state which session you wish to attend as well as your full name, department, employee ID number. In the subject line please put: 'University of Exeter Additional Staff attendance at [name of workshop or event, date of workshop or event]'
  • Early Career Research staff at other GW4 Universities (Bristol, Bath and Cardiff) are able to access session descriptions and submit a request to register for specific courses by contacting the University of Exeter Researcher Development Team. In your email, please state which session you wish to attend as well as your full name, department, university and employee ID number. In the subject line please put: 'GW4 Attendance at [name of workshop or event, date of workshop or event]'