Making the most of your first postdoc - Programme Details

Target audience

This 2 day residential is for first year postdocs at Bristol who have completed their PhD within the last 2 years. To be eligible, you will be on Pathway 2. You will typically be in the first year of your contract, and are most likely to be employed at the level of a Research Associate.

(Note: We realise that research careers are not ‘one size fits all’ and don’t want to exclude anyone who would benefit from the opportunity. If you’re not a ‘typical’ applicant – please do still apply, explaining why you need and deserve a place in your application)

Date and Time

The programme runs from 9.00 a.m. on Wednesday 16th May, to 5.00 p.m. on Thursday 17th May 2018.

Applicants must be able to commit to attend both dates including the overnight residential element and should hold these in diaries to make sure that they remain free.


North Bristol Grange hotel:


Free - unless you fail to attend (see T&C below)


This programme has been created to give you the time and space to focus and reflect on getting what you need from your postdoc to progress in the direction that is right for you. You will meet and build new working relationships with researchers in the same position as you from across the University to add resilience and inspiration to your network at Bristol. With a balanced mix of relevant speakers, goal-oriented activities, and plenty of time for reflection and action planning, this residential focuses on equipping you as a new researcher at Bristol with the knowledge, skills and confidence you require to take your next step – towards an exciting academic future!

Any questions?

Contact if you have any specific queries regarding this programme that are not answered above, or in our Terms and Conditions.