Researcher Portal - Think Ahead

The University of Sheffield is committed to supporting Research Staff by enhancing their experience of working at the University and contributing to their career development.

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Each of the five Faculties within the University, along with Research and Innovation Services and the University's Careers Service, have collaborated to provide Research Staff with Think Ahead, “a framework for the continuous professional development of researchers at the University of Sheffield, supporting individual career ambitions in and beyond academia.”


Image of ConcordatDelivering the values of the Concordat for Researchers

We are proud to be part of the University's drive to deliver the principles of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers

Image: Researcher Development Framework CircleIdentifying Your Needs

Enabling Research Staff to assess their current skills and identify opportunities for development.

Logo: Think Ahead ProgrammeContinuing Professional Development

Information about training and development sessions for research staff, online development guides and access to the e-Portfolio for recording progress.

Logo: RPD Team Think Ahead Programme - CareersCareer Management


Helping Research Staff to become more proactive and effective at managing their careers, both within and outside academia. 

Logo: RPD Team Think Ahead Programme - MentoringMentoring

Supplying professional guidance to help support Research Staff through all stages of their career.

Image: words describing collaborationResearch Leaders

Information, guidance and useful links to enable you to support and develop research staff and maximise the success of your research.