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ECR Liaison Forum

The ECR Liaison Forums are a fantastic opportunity for Early Career Researchers to meet and discuss what their community needs from the University. The forums typically meet four times a year and have representation on various boards across the University, to take ideas and requests forward. 

ECR Representation Structure

A‌ downloadable version can be found here: ECR Representation Structure

Our ECRNs feed into the ECR Liaison Forum to report on activities, promote events and ask for input or feedback. 

Our ECR Liaison Forums continue to develop and now act as a formal route for PGRs and ECRs within the ECRNs to feed into University strategy. Dedicated ECR Reps feed ‘too and from’ the ECR Liaison Forums from several strategic boards, steering and working groups, including the Research and Impact Executive Committee (RIEC), the Exeter Academic Steering Group, the Concordat Steering Group, the Positive Working Group and the Equality and Diversity Board, as detailed in the above diagram.

If you would like more details about the ECR Liaison Forums, how you can become involved, or how you could represent the ECR community, please contact the Researcher Development team.

Next Liaison Forum Details:

Date of Meeting Times Venue Agenda Deadline
18 October 2023 13:00 - 14:30 pm

Microsoft Teams

9th October 2023
20 February 2024 12:00 - 13:30 pm

Microsoft Teams

12th February 2024

23 April 2024 10:00 - 11:30 am

Microsoft Teams

15th April 2024

30 July 2024 10:00 - 11:30 am Microsoft Teams 22nd July 2024

Please note: updates will appear here and will be sent to ECR Liaison Forum members accordingly.

If you would like to be included in an email distribution of the ECR Liaison Forum please contact the Researcher Development Team (

Key Documents

Terms of Reference for the ECR LFs 

Meeting Notes

Copies of the previous action plans (minutes) and agendas can be found on the ECR SharePoint.