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 – M.Quaife@mmu.ac.uk.
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.