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The Effective Researcher Programme - A UCD/Queens Collaboration for Postdocs - 26/27 June

UCD and Queen’s University Belfast are running a two day programme for postdocs on 26/27 June – How to be an Effective Researcher.

Aimed at early stage career researchers, the programme will provide essential tools and skills for busy researchers.  It covers

  • project management - for your own projects, and in assisting others with their projects, including the creativity of developing new projects.
  • prioritisation of competing tasks and managing complex, diverse workloads.
  • people management - managing others and being managed.
  • communication about your research, your goals and yourself.
  • orientation within your longer-term career.

This is an intensive two-day programme that uses a series of experiential learning activities to explore the practical skills required for successful project management and the further development of intellectual independence.  Full attendance on both days is required as programme activities have been designed to integrate self-awareness and learning across key areas of project management and career development.

Interested in Attending?

As there are a limited number of places available on this programme (with postdocs from UCD and QUB attending), these will be assigned on a first come first served basis.  Approval to attend this programme must be agreed in advance with your PI/Mentor.

Programme & Associated Costs

Upon completion of this programme participants must submit an evaluation to drawing on their experience and learning from the two days.  Programme and accommodation costs will be covered for both days however all travel arrangements and travel costs will need to be covered by the participant.

How to book?

Should you be interested in attending please discuss with your PI/Mentor before emailing The closing date for receipt of expressions of interest 17.00hrs on Friday 31 May.