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Researcher Development

At Newcastle University, we implement the principles of the Researcher Development Concordat.

Tailored support for every research journey

We strongly encourage our researchers to engage in at least 10 days of pro rata professional development each year. Their skills will benefit a wide range of employment sectors. 

Our approach to researcher development is as unique as you are. Whether you’re an early-career researcher or a seasoned academic, we offer a range of services tailored to your individual needs: 

  • leadership development programmes: undertake dedicated development programmes to enhance your leadership and management skills
  • skill enhancement workshops: from data analysis to grant writing, enhance your skillset with our expert-led workshops
  • mentorship programmes: connect with leading academics for guidance and collaboration
  • research funding assistance: navigate the complexities of research funding with our dedicated support team

Researcher Development Concordat

The Researcher Development Concordat is a vital agreement in the UK. It aims to improve employment conditions and support researchers’ careers within higher education. 

Newcastle University is proud to support the career development of our researchers. As a signatory of the Concordat, we have committed to:

  • improving the support and career development for researchers
  • collaboration with our diverse researcher community 

Postgraduate researchers

Through our Doctoral College, you'll get all the support you need to develop into an independent researcher. You will also gain the skills to progress to a variety of careers.

Our aim is for you to develop a broad range of research and professional skills while carrying out your original research. Our faculties provide a researcher training and development programme. They offer a range of workshops, events and other learning opportunities to suit your individual needs.