Researcher development

Researchers in the Faculty of Science benefit from an ongoing programme to help them build their professional skills and competencies, and develop an awareness of career development opportunities. This links into the the award-winning Think Ahead framework that helps researchers across the University of Sheffield develop their careers.

There are training workshops, a support group to help researchers with grant writing and an annual away day for postdocs. We also take part in the Crucible programme, developed by NESTA to create "outward-facing researchers", and the University of Sheffield's Springboard personal and professional development programme for women.

Resources for staff

Faculty of Science researchers can find lots of resources on the Think Ahead: Science intranet site. This site includes information about workshops, activities, training sessions, symposia, away days and 1:1 support for postdoctoral researchers and PhD students.

Think Ahead: Science

You can find out about more general support for researchers at the University of Sheffield at the Researcher Portal site run by our Research and Innovation Services department.

Researcher Portal

Springboard for Women

Researcher societies

There are a number of different groups and societies for PhD students and postdoctoral research staff in the Faculty of Science. Some are specific to particular departments while others, such as Sheffield Colloid Network or Science in Policy, organise events and activities around particular specialisms or interests.

What our researchers say

The videos on this page tell you more about some of the activities and programmes that Faculty of Science researchers have taken part in. You can find out what they thought of the events and about the useful skills and experiences they've picked up along the way.