Invest in your continuing professional development
As a signatory of the Researcher Development Concordat, the University has pledged to provide "opportunities, structured support, encouragement and time for researchers to take ownership of their career, identifying opportunities to work towards career goals, including engaging in a minimum of 10 days professional development pro rata per year.”
Kent also encourages all researchers to “develop their research identity and broader leadership skills”.
Take advantage of the range of local possibilities
Use a training framework
Central training for academic and research staff is mapped to Kent’s Academic Career Map (ACM) and the VITAE Researcher Development Framework (RDF). Both frameworks provide guidance to support the career development and progression of academic and research staff at Kent and elsewhere in the sector. You can use them to assess necessary competencies for relevant career stages and to plan your future development accordingly.
Investigate numerous external sources
Investigate our resources
Investing in your career requires dedicated effort. Check out our resources section for inspiration and assistance.