Career Management Programme for Surrey ECRs

New Year…is it time for a career review? 

The precarious nature of Early Career Researchers (ECRs) careers and demanding work schedules can make career planning a challenge. To support you as you navigate your way through this complex and uncertain environment, we are running a Career Management Programme specifically for ECRs at Surrey offering the opportunity to make connections, review plans and consolidate skills. 

Whatever your aspirations within and beyond academia, this programme, which will be delivered remotely, is designed to explore career options and consolidate career management skills through a combination of practical exercises, facilitated peer discussions and guest speaker talks supported by an online career management programme.

Working in collaborative and supportive peer learning groups, the aim of the programme is to support you in clarifying career ideas and build confidence to move forward. Set within the context of Surrey’s commitment to Principles of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers and the European Charter and Code for Researchers, you will be able to focus your professional and career development within the context of the research environment, explore strategies, and establish a network of support with other ECRs from across Surrey.

The programme will run from 3rd February to 7th April and builds on learning from last year’s pilot programme, where participants valued the opportunity for time and space to focus on career development. Comments included:

“it was good getting to connect with other ECRs in a similar position and share knowledge”

“it worked well having the facilitation from professional career staff”

“the discussion sessions helped to reinforce what we had learned in the MOOC”  

To find out more about the programme and how to apply join us on:

Tuesday 18th Jan for an Information Session and Q&A:  13.00 – 13.45 – Please Register via the zoom link here

If you have any questions or cannot make the launch session, please contact the Doctoral College Careers Consultants, Emma Francis and Rana Marrington via the researcher development email: