Researcher development

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

Commitment to researchers

Information about the University's commitment to researcher development.

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The Research Development Team

Contact details of the Researcher Development Team.

Meet the team

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Academic Skills

Find out about the opportunities offered to researchers to help them develop their academic skills.

Academic Writing Skills

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Career Development

Specialist Careers Consultants offer support to researchers to become proactive and effective at managing their careers both within and beyond academia.

Career development for researchers

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Leadership and Management

Explore the leadership and management development opportunities available to researchers.

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Find out more about Think Ahead's suite of mentoring programmes here

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Supervisor Development

We offer a wealth of development programmes, workshops, and resources for PGR supervisors at all levels of experience.

View provision for PGR supervisors

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Research Engagement and Communication

We offer a wide range of opportunities for researchers to share their research with the world, and to develop the skills and confidence to do so effectively.

Find out more here.

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Find out how the Researcher Development team helps to promote and improve Researcher wellbeing.

How we support Researcher Wellbeing

Who we support


Research Staff





WriteFest is an event held every November to celebrate academic writing. Find information and resources below.

See more about WriteFest


AcWriVox is a growing playlist of videos created for WriteFest, documenting the writing processes, habits and spaces of academic writers.

Watch the AcWriVox videos

National Postdoc Appreciation Week

National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) celebrates the efforts of postdocs and researchers.

Find out about our 2023 NPAW events

Wellcome Trust Biomedical Vacation scholarships

Undergraduates can gain a paid, first-hand experience of research in the University's cutting-edge research facilities.

Find out more

KRI: Kroto Research Inspiration

Celebrating and championing the creative communication of research.  Find details and information about the competitions running as part of Kroto Research Inspiration.

KRI competitions

Related information

Open Research at the University of Sheffield

Open research is one of the crucial aspects of the University's vision for research excellence. More information can be found at the Open Research pages.