Creativity Lab: learn about emerging technologies

Based in the Harry Fairhurst Building, the Creativity Lab is a vibrant hub for all things digitally creative, offering local businesses, academic colleagues and students the opportunity to play with and learn about emerging technologies. Whether you want to develop new skills and access technical support through our range of practical kit workshops and masterclasses or for those … Continue reading Creativity Lab: learn about emerging technologies

YGRS Induction January 2023

Our next Postgraduate Researcher (PGR) Induction will be on Wednesday 25th January 2023.  The induction is open to all new PGRs who weren’t enrolled in September 2022 (or who missed our September Induction), and their supervisors. Those who attend our induction events say they would recommend it to other PGRs – so be sure to join … Continue reading YGRS Induction January 2023

Free online course: Career Management for Early Career Academic Researchers

The Career Management for Early Career Academic Researchers MOOC has re-opened and will be available to all researchers until July 2023.  This online course is designed specifically for research students and staff who are exploring their career options and preparing for the next stage in their career, whether in academia or beyond. It is a 4 part/week … Continue reading Free online course: Career Management for Early Career Academic Researchers

York Open Research Skills Framework & Open Access Fund

As part of Open Access Week, the Open Research Team are pleased to share the York Open Research Skills Framework, launched to coincide with International Open Access Week 2022. This framework provides an accessible guide to help University of York researchers navigate the values, benefits and practicalities of embedding open research in their work. It … Continue reading York Open Research Skills Framework & Open Access Fund

PGR Induction – Resources

Thank you to everyone who came to our recent Postgraduate Researcher (PGR) Induction. It was wonderful to meet so many of you and welcome you to the university! We’d really appreciate it if you could spare a couple of minutes to fill out our Induction Feedback Form – your thoughts on this year’s event will … Continue reading PGR Induction – Resources

Mentoring and buddy support

Conducting a large research project is challenging work, but no matter your level, all postgraduate researchers are invited to take part in our award-winning Mentoring Scheme or Buddy Scheme, respectively. Find out more about each scheme below. Buddy Scheme – for 1st year Postgraduate Researchers only Application deadline: 3 October 2022 Are you a new … Continue reading Mentoring and buddy support

Ten is Zen: Counting 10 days of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Through our membership with Vitae, University of York Researchers have free access to this event. As part of our commitment to the Researcher Development Concordat, the YGRS has extended our support for postdocs and early career researchers to take part in 10 days of Professional Development, to our Postgraduate community. Researchers across the world are … Continue reading Ten is Zen: Counting 10 days of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Think tank internships and jobs

If you’re interested in careers that link to policy and research, have you thought about working for a think tank ? Smart Thinking is a great careers resources for this sector, with lots of useful articles and advice as well as job and internship listings. This article on transitioning from academia to think tanks could be particularly useful.