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Postdoc Appreciation Week 18 - 22 September

Come and join the events as part of Postdoc appreciation week.

  • 18 Sep 2023, 9.30am to 22 Sep 2023, 6.00pm BST (GMT +01:00)
  • University of Bath
  • This event is free

Postdoc Appreciation Week (PAW) is an international event that celebrates the fantastic contribution postdocs and researchers make towards research and academic life.

The University of Bath is running a series of central events for PAW, including dedicated career coaching, networking opportunities and a social event. Please come along and meet your colleagues and celebrate!

How to become a consultant

Monday 18 September | 2:15pm-4:15pm | 8W 2.10

Come along and learn about the benefits of academic consultancy and how you can become a consultant as a postdoc at Bath.

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National Postdoc Conference 2023

Tuesday 19 September | 9.30am-4:30pm | Online or in person at Loughborough University

The National Postdoc Conference 2023 is the only conference in the UK dedicated solely to the celebration of postdoctoral researchers from any university, in any discipline. Talks can help you to navigate the postdoc journey and to thrive in your current role and beyond.

The conference is free to attend for all Postdocs.

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Postdocs and Pizzas – Lunchtime Networking

Wednesday 20 September | 12:30pm-1:30pm | Location TBC

Come along and meet your fellow postdocs and share your research. This networking session will give you a chance to share your research with other postdocs across the university and make some new friends and potential collaborators too. Pizzas will be provided for free.

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Career Coaching Bite Size

Thursday 21 September | All day, 30-minute appointments available on campus or online

Postdoc Appreciation Week is a good time to reflect on your career. How would you like your career to develop? What options are out there for you? What do you do next?

The coaches are all experienced in supporting postdocs and understand both the challenges and opportunities of academic careers, as well as the range of exciting and stimulating careers outside the university sector.

Book a 30-minute coaching appointment here in person or online.

Stand-up and Thrive… in a research environment

Friday 22 September |4:00pm-6pm | Seminar Room, Milner Centre

Join Edinburgh Fringe comedian, author and coach, Harriet Beverage for a highly engaging and practical talk. Harriet will share insights from evidence-based neuroscience as well as a wonderful dollop of humour and great tips for thriving in a research environment. Afterwards there will be drinks and a chance to relax at the end of postdoc appreciation week.

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If you like to Tweet then please use #LovePostdocs in your posts about this week.


All the events will take place on campus or online

University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom

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If you have any questions about the week please get in touch