Many other leading universities currently have a society where Research Staff can meet, chat, get to know other researchers and talk about matters that concern them. We’d like to establish something similar in Manchester, but obviously need Research Staff to take part. The content of such an association would be up to its members, but it would provide a real opportunity for you to increase your visibility within the University, and to influence future training and development opportunities and employment conditions.
The University of Manchester’s Research Staff Development Working Group (RSDWG) would be supportive of an Association emerging and there might be funds available to kick-start the new society. All that is needed are some enthusiastic individuals to drive this idea forward!
Are you interested? If so, please contact the RSDWG Humanities Research Staff representative at: Anna.Zimdars@manchester.ac.uk An informal meeting of those interested is likely to take place on October 26th.