Bristol Clear

Bristol Clear

Our vision is to provide an environment for clarity, honesty and a renewed perspective for our research staff. Time to learn and to reflect. Space to explore choices. Encouragement to speak your mind and find the quiet confidence to define your own path. This is what we mean by Bristol Clear.

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Writefest 2018

Writefest 2018 - Coming this November.

A national academic write-a-thon event, inspired by NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). It’s an online space where the global academic community can pledge their writing projects, record progress, and share thousands of writing tips via the #acwrimo & #acwrifest18 hashtag on Twitter.

bristol clear what we do

Each year Bristol Clear provides

Coaching 1:1's, Mentoring, Training, Writing retreats, Career drop ins as well as organising the Research Staff Working Party. Find out more

Welcome to Bristol Clear - the home for Research Staff Development

"Here you will find a range of resources tailored to research staff with lots of useful information about careers in research, exploring your options, and links to services and opportunities across the University and from external institutions. As a member of research staff at Bristol you are not only central to your particular research team, you are also part of a wider research staff group which, across the University, comprises of over 1,400 individuals; as such you are crucial to the success of our institution. To enable you to hear about researchers experiences of the University first hand we have produced a video which I recommend you take a look at.

As Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise I want to ensure Bristol is attracting the best talent and providing you with the support you need to be successful. You are a talented group and I hope this resource will be a useful tool to those of you who are new and equally those who are more established." Professor Nishan Canagarajah

Bristol's commitment to research staff development ‌‌

  • The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Research Staff
  • Careers in Research On-line Survey (CROS)
  • Policies and procedures

Research staff representation and Working Party ‌‌

  • Research Staff Working Party
  • Research Staff Committee
  • Who is my staff rep?

 

 

Development opportunities and useful resources ‌‌

  • Research Staff Development Fund
  • Development courses
  • Mentoring and Coaching
  • Useful Links

 

Stop and take stock ‌‌‌

Tools to help you reflect on your career progress to date and begin to develop an ongoing career strategy.

Pursuing an academic career ‌‌

Resources and advice to help you consider an academic career route at the University of Bristol or elsewhere.

Considering alternative careers 

Not sure if the academic career pathway is for you? Here are some tools to help you explore your options.

Ask a Question

If you have any questions then contact us at bristol-clear@bristol.ac.uk

 

Follow us on Twitter

Follow Bristol ClearAcademic Staff Development for the latest news and events

 

Other Opportunities

Find out more about development opportunities for researchers from other teams

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