Bristol Clear Bulletin-17th 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


As an early career researcher, you are often told that networking is essential for advancing your career and job prospects, but how do you proactively develop your network? How do you discover what network contacts are available to you? 

Join Dr David Jones for this online workshop where you will learn what networking is, and what it isn’t. How to find contacts. How to incorporate networking into your career planning and so much more!

Enrol onto Networking for Researchers: a strategic approach

Tuesday 28th November 09:30-12:30

Upcoming workshops

Places are now available on the following workshops:

  • 21 November 10:30-12:00- Advanced influencing policy: How to engage with policymakers and the policy-making process
  • 22 November 14:00-15:30- Intro to Research Funding [Arts+SSL] (online)
  • 23 November 13:00-16:30- Narrative CV writing bootcamp (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]
  • 29 November 13:00-16:30- Narrative CV writing bootcamp (in person)
  • 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

Building productive relationships with Industry: An Enterprise Masterclass with Rowena Innocent
Join Aegis Professor Rowena Innocent to discuss  her career and share examples, successes and failures of crossing the chasm from research to product adoption. Reflecting on the pace of change in industry, the world in general, and how that is shaping the relationship with academia.

Rowena has worked in industry for 30 years leading science and engineering teams internationally across a wide variety of sectors and has extensive experience of research and product development across a variety of industries and technologies.

Sign up on Develop

30th November 10:00-12:00 in Clifton Hill House

Broadening Horizons Cross-Company Mentoring Programme for Early-Career Researchers

The aim of Broadening Horizons is to support early career researchers with their professional development and raise awareness of the skills and mindset needed to translate discoveries into practical application for societal benefit. It does this by connecting mentees with mentors from industry, policy and the third sector. The programme runs from January to September 2024, and gives mentees exposure to opportunities in translating research and provides tools, knowledge and guidance.

To know more about the programme please visit the Broadening Horizons website  or access the comprehensive programme Information pack here.

To register your interest, please complete this expression of interest form.

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).

BBI Innovation Training Programme

The Bristol BioDesign Institute  is looking for ECRs with a keen interest in learning the fundamentals of innovation and research commercialisation, to join our Innovation Training Programme. Monthly training sessions, running from January-June 2024, will cover a range of topics.

In addition, participants will be matched with an industry-based mentor, to gain exposure to industry and to access the broader community and ecosystem.

For more information and to sign up, please check their website or get in touch with Kerstin Kinkelin. Deadline for registration is 26th November 2023.

Training from other providers: Reference management: EndNote Online Workshop

Do you need help to gather and organise your references?

Join the Library Research Support team as they introduce you to the EndNote system which allows you to gather, organise and cite references in various  processors whilst automatically creating a bibliography.

01 December, 14:00 – 01 December, 15:00

Check the Library webpage for more details