Join our town hall meeting to discuss training for mid-career researchers

05 October 2023

In 2023 Eastern Arc commissioned WIASN to undertake a survey of MCRs to identify the barriers and enablers for their career development. One of the key findings of the resultant report was that over 62% of respondents felt that there was a lack of training and mentoring for them, and almost 80% felt that their universities did not provide a good level of career support at mid-career stage.

Following this, Eastern Arc will work with WIASN to develop appropriate and meaningful training for MCRs that will empower them in gaining the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to proactively develop their careers. 

As a first step towards this, we will host a town hall meeting on Friday 17 November between 13:00-15:00 (online). The two hour session will start with an introduction to the findings of the report by its authors. This is intended to encourage and provoke a discussion about the form and content of training that would be most effective for MCRs.


We want to hear a diversity of views and voices on MCR training. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Mid-career researchers
  • Senior leaders responsible for MCRs
  • Early career researchers who are moving towards being an MCR
  • Researcher development colleagues
  • Research development officers, and others in R&I Services
  • Others in professional services with some responsibility for training and development

Take part

To take part, sign up here. It shouldn’t take more than 60 seconds to complete. 

If you aren’t able to make it on the day please fill in the form and tick the box saying you won’t be there, but giving permission for us to contact you by Teams/email to discuss possible ideas for training.

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