Development opportunities and useful resources

Academic Staff Development recognises the huge contribution research staff make to our institution, as well as the unique issues that you face, in terms of career progression and job security. We therefore offer a range of workshops to enable you to develop your skills and consider your career development. There are many benefits to getting involved in the various programmes and activities we run in particular they are an opportunity to broaden your network across the university and meet other researchers.  This page provides links to the development opportunities and resources available to you to support your career and professional development here at Bristol.

Bristol Clear Mentoring

Being mentored is a useful way of getting guidance and support from a more experienced colleague to help you develop your career.

Research staff development fund

Up to £3,000 for you to create and implement initiatives and opportunities that will develop research staff and increase your own skill set.


Opportunities for research staff to meet with an experienced coach to consider your career options.



Training and Programmes

Taking charge of your future - understanding what makes you tick: Personal Development Programme in 2020

Other workshops for Pathway 2 staff‌


Introduction to what Academic Staff Development provides for research staff (Video):


 Useful links