A Collective Voice for Researchers UKRSA and the ScotHERD Researchers Forum David J. Proctor, PhD Co-Chair, UK Research St...
<ul><ul><li>An introduction to the UKRSA and the ScotHERD Researchers Forum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenges facing p...
East of England Jo Rees Nicola Woodward London Maria Hafalla Larisa Mihoreanu Daniel Weekes Midlands Elizabeth Dodson Robe...
An introduction to the UKRSA and ScotHERD Researchers Forum Jane Simm Branwen Hide Gordon Dalton Tony McElligott Tennie Vi...
<ul><ul><li>To support local and regional research staff associations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To create an online commu...
nurturing communities of researchers An introduction to the UKRSA and ScotHERD Researchers Forum http://urbalis.wordpress....
An introduction to the UKRSA and ScotHERD Researchers Forum Queen Margaret University Catherine Tsang Queen's University B...
online communities and resources An introduction to the UKRSA and ScotHERD Researchers Forum
a collective voice on policy issues An introduction to the UKRSA and ScotHERD Researchers Forum http://www.flickr.com/phot...
representation <ul><ul><li>The Roberts Implementation Review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CROS Steering group </li></ul></ul...
<ul><ul><li>A brief introduction to the UKRSA and the ScotHERD Researchers Forum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenges fac...
Challenges facing part-time researchers What challenges have your or your colleagues faced as part-time researchers?
Challenges facing part-time researchers Maternity leave Paternity leave Child-care Families Work-life balance
Challenges facing part-time researchers http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d2/The_Thinker_Musee_Rodin.jpg Fun...
Challenges facing part-time researchers http://blahblahblah.beloblog.com/archives/office%20space.jpg Bullying Researcher-P...
Challenges facing part-time researchers Isolation
<ul><ul><li>A brief introduction to the UKRSA and the ScotHERD Researchers Forum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenges fac...
Benefits of a collective voice Some examples of the benefits of having a collective voice, taken from the activities of th...
Representation Benefits of a collective voice <ul><ul><li>Concordat Steering Group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College of L...
Partners Benefits of a collective voice
Support Benefits of a collective voice <ul><ul><li>Handbook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support Group </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Engagement Benefits of a collective voice <ul><ul><li>Seminars and Discussions PI-Researcher, Women in STEM, Employment Ri...
Benefits of a collective voice pub quizzes
Benefits of a collective voice barbeques
http://postdoc.lifesci.dundee.ac.uk/
http://vitae.ac.uk/researchers/
http://www.lfpds.ed.ac.uk/
http://www.epods.med.ed.ac.uk/
http://vitae.ac.uk/ukrsa
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  • The current committee is comprised of researchers from each home nation, discipline, and Vitae hub.
  • In addition, the UKRSA is closely allied to Vitae, and representatives from the University and College Union and Vitae Research Staff Development Advisory Group sit on the committee.  A representative from RIN has joined our committee as well, and we have close ties to our sister association in the Republic of Ireland.
  • Our mission can be summarized in two words: communities and policy.
  • UKRSA hopes to nurture ocal and regional research staff associations, e.g. the ScotHERD Researchers Forum.
  • The UKRSA engages researchers through several social networking sites, including LinkedIn and Facebook. In addition, we share ideas, events and content of interest to researchers through the Vitae Research Staff Blog and Twitter. By creating an online community for researchers, the UKRSA is able to survey the opinions of the UK research staff community on matters of policy. We also have a presence on the Nature Network.
  • UKRSA surveys researcher opinion and feeds this information to policy-makers.
  • Policy forums to which the UKRSA has contributed or in which the UKRSA currently participates include...
  • examples of representation at a local RSA
  • Partnerships also provide a means of collaboration and representation.
  • Examples of support activities by a local RSA for the benefit of their researchers.
  • examples of networking and engagement activities for researchers
  • The cure for isolation becomes a disease in its own right.
  • A BBQ is another example of networking.
  • Some online resources include...
  • And a lot more can be found here...
  • Part-Time Researcher Conference

    1. 1. A Collective Voice for Researchers UKRSA and the ScotHERD Researchers Forum David J. Proctor, PhD Co-Chair, UK Research Staff Association
    2. 2. <ul><ul><li>An introduction to the UKRSA and the ScotHERD Researchers Forum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenges facing part-time researchers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How a collective voice can benefit part-time researchers </li></ul></ul>overview
    3. 3. East of England Jo Rees Nicola Woodward London Maria Hafalla Larisa Mihoreanu Daniel Weekes Midlands Elizabeth Dodson Robert Hardwick Chris Howard Liza Filby Scotland & Northern Ireland David Foley Paddy Hadoke Catherine Higgins Maeliosa McCrudden David Proctor South East Ashley Pringle South West and Wales Lee Parry Yorkshire and North East Deborah Holliday Jonathan Rand Chris Thomson An introduction to the UKRSA and ScotHERD Researchers Forum University of Cambridge Institute of Food Research London Research Institute King's College London King's College London Loughborough University University of Leicester Aston University University of Warwick Queen's University Belfast University of Edinburgh Queen's University Belfast Queen's University Belfast University of Dundee University of Southampton Cardiff University University of Leeds Newcastle University University of Hull UKRSA committee
    4. 4. An introduction to the UKRSA and ScotHERD Researchers Forum Jane Simm Branwen Hide Gordon Dalton Tony McElligott Tennie Videler Philippa Storer Sheila Thompson UKRSA partners
    5. 5. <ul><ul><li>To support local and regional research staff associations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To create an online community and resource for UK research staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To provide a collective voice for researchers on policy issues </li></ul></ul>An introduction to the UKRSA and ScotHERD Researchers Forum mission
    6. 6. nurturing communities of researchers An introduction to the UKRSA and ScotHERD Researchers Forum http://urbalis.wordpress.com/2007/11/
    7. 7. An introduction to the UKRSA and ScotHERD Researchers Forum Queen Margaret University Catherine Tsang Queen's University Belfast David Foley Maeliosa McCrudden Simon McDade University of Aberdeen Stephanie Davidson Jolene Slothouber Galbreath Yolanda Corripio Miyar Nimesh Mody Maria Psatha University of Dundee Raman Das David Proctor University of Edinburgh Stuart Gilfillan Paddy Hadoke Alex Henke Mark Miller Colin Sharp Katie Shaw University of Glasgow Colin Moran University of Strathclyde Claire Jackson Eileen McBride Chris McCormick Amy Cartwright Tennie Videler Sheila Thompson ScotHERD Researchers Forum
    8. 8. online communities and resources An introduction to the UKRSA and ScotHERD Researchers Forum
    9. 9. a collective voice on policy issues An introduction to the UKRSA and ScotHERD Researchers Forum http://www.flickr.com/photos/uk_parliament/
    10. 10. representation <ul><ul><li>The Roberts Implementation Review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CROS Steering group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Concordant Strategy Group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equality and Diversity in Research Careers: a HEFCE event </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Principal Investigators and Research Leaders Survey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vitae Impact and Evaluation Group </li></ul></ul>An introduction to the UKRSA and ScotHERD Researchers Forum
    11. 11. <ul><ul><li>A brief introduction to the UKRSA and the ScotHERD Researchers Forum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenges facing part-time researchers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How a collective voice can benefit part-time researchers </li></ul></ul>overview
    12. 12. Challenges facing part-time researchers What challenges have your or your colleagues faced as part-time researchers?
    13. 13. Challenges facing part-time researchers Maternity leave Paternity leave Child-care Families Work-life balance
    14. 14. Challenges facing part-time researchers http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d2/The_Thinker_Musee_Rodin.jpg Funding Grant-writing Authorship
    15. 15. Challenges facing part-time researchers http://blahblahblah.beloblog.com/archives/office%20space.jpg Bullying Researcher-PI disputes
    16. 16. Challenges facing part-time researchers Isolation
    17. 17. <ul><ul><li>A brief introduction to the UKRSA and the ScotHERD Researchers Forum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenges facing part-time researchers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How a collective voice can benefit part-time researchers </li></ul></ul>overview
    18. 18. Benefits of a collective voice Some examples of the benefits of having a collective voice, taken from the activities of the College of Life Sciences Postdoc Association at the University of Dundee.
    19. 19. Representation Benefits of a collective voice <ul><ul><li>Concordat Steering Group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College of Life Sciences Board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School of Research Board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health & Safety Committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Women in STEM Committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partners </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Partners Benefits of a collective voice
    21. 21. Support Benefits of a collective voice <ul><ul><li>Handbook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support Group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Development Scheme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conference Attendance Scheme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Courses and Workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research and Travel Funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employment Opportunities </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. Engagement Benefits of a collective voice <ul><ul><li>Seminars and Discussions PI-Researcher, Women in STEM, Employment Rights, Library Resources, Families in Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networking Barbeque, Ceilidh, Dinner, Quiz, Welcome </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outreach Art, Education, Tours, Website </li></ul></ul>
    23. 23. Benefits of a collective voice pub quizzes
    24. 24. Benefits of a collective voice barbeques
    25. 25. http://postdoc.lifesci.dundee.ac.uk/
    26. 26. http://vitae.ac.uk/researchers/
    27. 27. http://www.lfpds.ed.ac.uk/
    28. 28. http://www.epods.med.ed.ac.uk/
    29. 29. http://vitae.ac.uk/ukrsa

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