Next Meeting of the Early Career Researcher Group – Wednesday, 1st March, 3.30-5pm, Benzie 308

Professor Berthold Schoene, Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Arts & Humanities
“The Omnitasking Academic” and “Academic Careers Talk”
Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 3.30-5pm
Room 308, Benzie Building
Free – please book via eventbrite

Professor Berthold Schoene provides an insightful look into what it takes to be a successful academic – publishing, bidding, conferences, public engagement, higher education politics and more – while also providing a clear overview of trajectories for academic career progression at Manchester Met, the chief criteria for promotion to Reader and Professor, career planning, as well as the institutional support that is currently available for career development.

Are you an Early Career Researcher in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities?

The Early Career Researcher (ECR) Group is a new forum to share ideas and experience with your peers. The aim of the group is help new researchers answer questions that they have regarding research, to develop a better understanding of the opportunities that are open to them by learning from each other, from experienced staff in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities and key figures from the wider community. It will meet once a term with an additional programme of talks delivered by invited speakers – in response to an agenda set by the group.

To help create a forum where early career researchers can meet each other and explore synergies between each others’ research interests we’re also planning to run sessions of PechaKucha style presentations by group members of their current research interests and initiatives. If you’d like to take part please email Magnus Quaife –

While the AHRC’s formal definition of an ECR is:

“an individual who is within eight years of the award of their PhD or equivalent professional training, or an individual who is within six years of their first academic appointment. These durations exclude any period of career break, e.g. for family care or health reasons. The ‘first academic appointment’ is defined as the first paid contract of employment, either full-time or part-time, which lists research and/or teaching as the primary functions.”

we welcome anyone who defines themselves as an early career researcher to come along.

We also welcome final year research degree students interested in looking into future options and opportunities beyond their studies.