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National Post-doc Appreciation Week (NPAW)

National Postdoc Appreciation Week

National Post-doc Appreciation Week (NPAW) is coming! 

Monday 20th September- Friday 24th September 2021

The idea of a Post-doc Appreciation Week is to acknowledge, recognise and celebrate all the hard work that post-docs and researchers dedicate to research, teaching, mentoring, outreach and so much more! Originating in North America, UK research institutions in recent years have started to take on this celebratory practice; this year, a group of post-docs and researcher development officers from different institutions across the country have come together and planned a series of National Post-doc Appreciation Week (NPAW) events - free online events open to all researchers from all institutions in UK and Republic of Ireland

The events are designed to celebrate researchers through recognising the talents and contribution of researchers to academic life, and identifying career development opportunities. For more information check out the NPAW website, and follow us on Twitter (@UK_NPAW) and Instagram (@UK_NPAW) for chances to win prizes! 

National Event:

'Celebrating Success'- hear from four speakers who were postdocs and where there postdoc took them.

4 x 15 minute talks, followed by a 20-30 minutes live discussion and Q&A

Further details to be annouced. 

Tuesday 21st September 2021 (10:00-11:00)

Ever wondered what support is available to you as a ECR/PostDoc at the University of Exeter? Why not come along and find out as well as meet the team that supports ECRs at Exeter.

No need to register for the event, just join this link on the day. 

Thursday 23rd September 2021 (11:00-12:00)

The University of Exeter has signed the Researcher Development Concordat which aims to ensure all UK researchers will be working in healthy and supportive research environments.  Come along to this bite-size session delivered by Head of Researcher Development & Research Culture, Dr Christopher Wood, and Head of People Development, Clive Betts, where you can learn more about the University’s promise, as well as ask questions.

Book onto the session here

National Postdoc Conference 2021 – full bookings now open 

The University of Liverpool is hosting the National Postdoc Conference 2021 (NPDC21) on 24th September 2021. All registrations are free of charge, including a series of informal networking and engagement sessions in August and September. Booking links can be accessed from the Programme and Networking webpages. Information about the ongoing NPDC21 poster competition is available here. The NPDC21 app (available both on the Apple App Store and Google Play) provides a range of features to enhance the attendee’s experience, including the ability to create a personalised itinerary. For more information about NPDC21, please contact Dr Saneeya Qureshi, Head of Researcher Development and Culture on