Bristol Clear Bulletin- 03rd November

Your development matters!

Issued every fortnight, this bulletin for Researchers at Bristol brings you the latest news about personal and career development opportunities, both from inside and outside of the University.
If you have any queries or feedback, please contact the Bristol Clear team, bristol-clear

 This week we’re focusing on
The Inclusive Research Toolkit

It can be difficult to know where to begin with inclusive research. You know you want to do something… but what?

The Inclusive Research Toolkit provides a framework to start thinking about equity and inclusivity in your own research, with lots of resources, case studies and activities along the way.

How it works: The toolkit is organized into sections according to the stages of the research process. These sections each contain several key topics about different inclusive research practices. The toolkit is set up as a self-guided learning resource on Develop, and is supported through an interactive pdf workbook (which you can download and print).

Upcoming workshops

Places are now available on the following workshops:

  • 06 November 10:00-12:00- LinkedIn for Researchers: Simple steps to extend your research network 
  • 06 November 10:00-11:30- Bristol Clear mentoring scheme induction session 
  • 07 November 14:00-15:00- Introduction to Research Data (online)
  • 07 November 10:00-11:30- Bristol Clear mentoring scheme induction session
  • 08-21 November 09:30-13:00- Healthy and Sustainable Productivity Habits (2 parts) Waiting list 
  • 13 November 09:30-12:00- Discovering Career Support for Researchers at Bristol 
  • 14 November 10:00-13:00- Interview Confidence
  • 14 November 10:00-13:00- Bristol Clear 1:1s
  • 15 November 11:00-12:00- An Introduction to Public Engagement with Research: involving the public in your research (online)
  • 22 November 14:00-15:30- Intro to Research Funding [Arts+SSL] (online)
  • 28 November 09:30-14:30- Networking for Researchers- A strategic approach
  • 29 November-06 December 11:30-15:30- Project Management Techniques for Planning your Research (2-part webinar) 
  • 29 November 10:00-12:30- Working Towards a Fellowship [Sci+Eng]
  • 30 November 11:00-12:00- Introduction to Research Ethics (online)
  • 06 December 14:00-15:30- Intro to Research Funding [Sci+Eng] (online)

To book, please sign in to Develop now and search the catalogue for these course titles. To book a place when registration has closed, please email

To see a full list of Bristol Clear and Research in Practice workshops, please see our webpage.

Research-related events and initiatives

Developing a Model for Inclusive Collaborative Research

The University of Liverpool has joined forces with Advance HE and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to launch the Thrive project – a two-year project funded by Research England to develop and define a new model of team-based working to encourage greater diversity and inclusivity in research teams. This is your chance to contribute to the co-development of a new model for team-based research collaboration.

Tuesday 14 November 2023, 10:00-12:30pm

Limited spaces available – book online today.

Enter the GW4 Open Research Prize and Early Career Publishing Prize 2023 – deadline extended to 14th November

The GW4 Open Research Prize is open to submissions from all researchers (including postgraduate research students and early career researchers), in all disciplines, across the GW4 Alliance universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter.  

A prize of £250 is available for entries who can best demonstrate open research practices in each of the following four categories:

  1. Widening Reach Prize
  2. Improving Quality Prize
  3. Poster session Prize
  4. GW4 Early Career Publishing Prize

Click here for information on the prize categories. For information on how to enter the GW4 Open Research and GW4 Early Career Publishing Prizes, please visit the University of Bristol’s Open Research Prize webpages – or email – where you will also find detailed eligibility and submission criteria. where you will also find detailed eligibility and submission criteria. 

You are invited to attend a focus group on Thursday 16th November, 12:00-13:30

Bristol Clear, together with Beeston Media, is producing a short animated film about Bristol Clear. To make the film’s message as relevant as possible, we would like to hear about your views on career development as a researcher.
Lunch will be provided.
To sign up, please use this form. Please let me know you are coming by Friday 3rd November.

Would you like to shape how we manage research?

The People Development Team is currently recruiting for two roles focusing on effective practices in people management with a specific focus on research performance and working across our research community. Both roles will contribute to a portfolio of activities that embed the University’s expectations for research impact, excellence and quality. Specifically, to ensure that research is reviewed regularly and consistently.

People Development Partner
Senior People Development Partner

Both roles are open ended with fixed funding until 31/07/2025. Applicants looking for part time hours would also be considered. For informal queries please contact Kathryn Miller,, or Simon Swales,

Recognising Diverse Contributions to Research- NEW STORIES ADDED!

Part of the Enhancing Research Culture work led by Prof. Marcus Munafò, these stories showcase the unique contribution made by professional services staff and technicians to research endeavour spanning departments across the university, enhancing visibility and highlighting the value of this work.

It aims to promote a one-team mentality between researchers, technicians and professional staff, recognising their valuable contributions to research activity as a group, and to to increase awareness of how rewarding and fulfilling career options for professional services staff within research are. This year 7 new stories have been added. Discover more about the work and research via the Enhancing Research Culture SharePoint page.

Training from other providers: Research Impact and Citation Metrics Workshop

Did you know that The Library Research Support team are running a Research Impact and Citation Metrics workshop?

This one-hour workshop provides an introduction into research indicators such as the h-index, Journal Impact Factor, and other citation-based metrics, and how these can be used to provide insight into research impact.

7 November 2023, 11.00 AM – 7 November 2023, 12.00 PM

Check the Library webpage for more details