Cardiff University Research Staff Association (CURSA) Policy Forum
09 October 2013, 12:30 - 14:30
The University will be holding it's fourth Research Staff Policy Forum on 09 October 2013, this event will inform research staff of any career-related developments that affect them, whilst also giving them the opportunity to feed into University policy. The event, which includes a buffet lunch, will focus on UK and University strategic and policy developments affecting the career development of research staff across Cardiff University.
The aims of the Research Staff Policy Forum are:
- to provide information about the support available for research staff and the University’s policy and obligations to them, both Institution-wide and at School level;
- to increase awareness of national developments in relation to the management and career development of research staff;
- to provide research staff with the opportunity to meet and discuss their experiences with other researchers from across the Institution, and to feed their views into the management structure of the University.
The forum will be chaired by Dr Lee Parry, chair of the Cardiff University Research Staff Association (CURSA). There will be an update on recent developments and future plans, as well as an overview of the results of last summer’s Careers in Research Online Survey.
We are delighted to announce that Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Deputy Vice-Chancellor will join us to give us an update on the University’s “Way Forwards” plans and the new college structure and be available for Q&A.
This event is free-of-charge to all staff employed on research-only contracts and is funded by the additional monies received from the UK Research Councils for the career development training of its research staff.
Attendance at the Forum is an excellent opportunity for research staff to meet other researchers from across the institution, to ensure that their views are heard by the University’s senior management, to hear the most up-to-date news, and to comment on the University’s progress.
For information about the Research Staff Policy Forum and Research Staff Conferences of previous years, please access the links below: