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”.
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.
Delivered by central and Divisional staff, as well as external experts.
The university offers numerous learning, training and development opportunities for academic and research staff.
The Graduate and Researcher College supports you at all stages of your research career and curates a programme of researcher-focused events.
The Grants Factory offer a series of webinars, presentations and workshops to expand your knowledge of funding and innovation policies and practices.
The Research & Scholarly Communications Support team in Information Services (IS) supports you from funding application stage through to publication.
Kent's Academic Divisions provide a range of opportunities and initiatives to further your professional, career and personal development.
Investigate numerous external providers and sources. An infinite number of training options are available to choose from.
A vast array of resources is available to enhance your continuing professional development as a researcher.