Using the module
Welcome to Advancing your Research Career – Strategies for Research Leadership! The programme aims to support researchers in taking a reflective and strategic approach to developing and managing their research careers. Providing engaging, flexible and interactive training in the key capabilities that underpin successful research leadership, the programme will help to ensure that researchers' career goals are well-articulated and supported by a professional knowledge base.
If this is the first time you have accessed the Advancing your Research Career programme, or if you need a brief reminder, here is some information on how the screens are organised, and some of the tools and features that are used throughout:
The poll questions, used periodically throughout the programme, are designed to help you:
If you have any concerns about your situation, consider talking with a mentor or trusted colleague to get advice.
Throughout this module, you will see clickable 'pods' that contain further information and learning opportunities. Exploring the information provided in the pods will enrich the learning experience.
The In context screen is designed to allow you to apply the concepts you've learned in the module or to recapitulate your journey through the module – these might be using realistic set of circumstances, case studies or scenarios.
The Advancing your Research Career programme is designed to gradually build up your understanding and skills. We recommend that you complete the modules in the order given, but they have been designed so you can access each of them independently according to your own requirements and those of your institution.
Building a portfolio
Additionally, throughout the module, you will have the opportunity to download completed activities. Creating and managing your portfolio as you go through will ensure that you can maximise your learning and will enable you to continue developing once you have worked through each section. Saving reflections and activities is recommended as a cornerstone of continuing professional development activity.
Advancing your Research Career was developed in conjunction with: