One of the most pressing issues for research staff is that of career planning and career progression.
Vitae provide a range of career case studies for researchers, as well as advice on CVs and post doctoral directions.
Science Careers includes articles on developing your career - including funding and publication advice.
Euraxess UK provides information about research in Europe, European research policies, career opportunities in Europe, international collaboration and transnational mobility
The Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) publish a practical career development resource for University Researchers - AGCAS researcher career guide
Culture, Employment and Development in Academic Research Survey (CEDARS) 2021
Input from our Research staff colleagues is very important and highly valued, and we appreciate the continued contribution our staff make by telling us about their views and experiences.
The Culture, Employment and Development in Academic Research Survey (CEDARS) was developed in 2019 by sector working groups, it replaces the long-running Careers in Research Online Survey (CROS) and Principal Investigators & Research Leaders Survey (PIRLS).This new survey gathers the views and experiences of
researchers across the UK, in the context of the revised Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, which aims to create the best culture for researchers to thrive.
As well as important topics, such as, researchers' experiences of their local research environment and working conditions, the associated responsibilities of managers of researchers are also explored.
Swansea ran the survey for the first time in June 2021, as part of our actions in implementing the Principles of the revised Researcher Development Concordat. Full UK results have now been published and the results from the Swansea survey will be used to plan activity over the next 2 years. For more information about the CEDARS survey, please see the Vitae website.
Research, Engagement and Innovation Services (REIS)
Research, Engagement and Innovation Services (REIS) provide specialist information, support and training for researchers on all aspects of developing funding bids, managing grant money, impact, intellectual property and copyright. REIS run a very popular series of seminars for researchers at all levels and should be the first port of call for those seeking to develop and fund their research. Training and support is offered both centrally and via a network of research hubs as follows:
Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences Research Hub
Faculty of Science and Engineering Research Hub
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Research Hub