'your first three years' programme
The ‘your first three years’ programme for newly appointed research active staff provides training in topics relevant to academic practice, including:
- induction - an introduction to University structures, key people and support for researchers
- good practice in grant writing
- managing projects, project finances and staff
- training for teaching
- training for supervising research and research degree students
- Oxford Brookes University
- South East
- Date first submitted:
- 9 Mar 2012
- Date last modified:
- 23 May 2012
- Relationship to RDF:
- Domain A: Knowledge and intellectual abilities
- Domain B: Personal effectiveness
- Professional and career development
- Domain C: Research governance and organisation
- Professional conduct
- Research management
- Finance, funding and resources
- Domain D: Engagement, influence and impact
- HR-related activities
- Research project skills
- Academic practice
- Researcher development strategy/management
- Enterprise-related activities
- Research staff
Impact Level 2: Learning
Rationale, aims and outcomes
What is the rationale for doing this?
How does it fit with institutional strategy?
What are the main features of the provision?
What are the aims and expected outcomes?
Support for newly appointed research active staff to raise awareness of of the support, procedures, policies and training available to them. It fits with the University Research strategy 2010-2015 and our Code of Practice for the career management and development of researchers
The scheme provides induction, training in applying for research funding and post-award project and finance management. Training for research degree supervision and in teaching in higher education are alos available.
Aims are to support newly appointed research staff in their role within the University and in career development
Are there any pre-requisites for engagement, e.g. levels of skill, years of experience, essential pre-activities?
How many participate in each 'activity'?
It is open to all newly appointed research active staff, including postdoctoral researchers, early career research staff and academic staff that undertake research at all levels
Evaluation: benefits, challenges and next steps
How do you monitor effectiveness?
Who do you seek feedback from?
Do you have benchmarks?
Effectiveness is reflected in research staff being more aware of the support, procedures, policies and training available to them. The scheme is regularly reviewed and feedback sought from a variety of stakeholders, including recent past participants.