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Research Writing Group

2.00 – 4.30 pm, every Wednesday

from 11 January to 5 April inclusive

Room 308/312/309 Watts Building (Moulsecoomb Campus)

  • 2 ½ hours to focus on your research writing in a supportive environment
  • Bring what you want to work on (paper, thesis, chapter, funding application, book proposal etc)
  • Bring  your laptop/ pen & paper
  • Be prepared to write and share

A facilitator will guide you to work in 30-minute chunks with 5-15 min breaks. This format is based on the Pomodoro™ technique (, and has been shown to facilitate:

  • Focusing ideas
  • Increasing productivity
  • Networking
  • Peer-to-peer support

Facilitators from the Centre for Research and Development (Arts and Humanities) bring expertise in writing research funding application, writing research for public audiences, articulating practice-based research and editing, to inspire and support participants.

All academics and doctoral students from the University of Brighton welcome. 




Would benefit: all research staff, especially ECRs.

This workshop aims to support ECRs on either permanent or fixed term contracts who wish to become independent researchers. Emphasis will be placed on identifying aspects of researchers’ work which are significant in their field, and how these can be developed when transitioning from a PhD or Post-Doc position to an independent academic. Particular emphasis will be given to factors to be considered when planning a research career, and to building networks and collaborations, contributing to the research community, and obtaining research funding. The facilitators will link these aspects to internal opportunities and support provided by the University, such as sabbaticals and PhD studentships.

Date and venue: Tuesday 21st February, Falmer Bevendean House BE102, 1230-1330



Would benefit: all academic staff, especially those applying or interested in applying for RCUK funding

The aim of these workshops is to encourage and assist researchers in planning for impact in their research projects and in communicating these plans in project proposals. The workshops will cover funder requirements with regard to research impact. Discussion around impact planning will be facilitated by a group activity on developing Pathways to Impact for RCUK bids. The workshops will be facilitated by the Research Impact Officer and a Research Development Officer from the Pre-Award Team in the Research Office, and will include a discipline relevant academic at the different locations who will present an impact plan they developed for a successful research proposal, including how this was realised throughout the project lifecycle

Date and venue: Wednesday 22nd February, Moulsecoomb Mithras House G6




Would benefit: all academic staff mentors and would-be mentors

Recent research indicates that mentoring can have a significant effect on enhancing researchers’ career trajectory. Mentors provide a role model, but perhaps more importantly provide advice, career guidance, support and encouragement to less experienced researchers. This session will be run as an interactive workshop aimed at participants who are currently early career researchers. It will explore how you might get the most out of a mentoring relationship in order to further your career development. The workshop will involve a discussion of the roles mentors and mentees can play and the different forms of mentoring available in Universities.

Date and venue: Thursday 23rd February, Falmer Bevendean House BE102, 1200-1400


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