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Postdoc Academy


As a postdoc, you can access confidential one-to-one support (currently online) with experts in a range of development topics outlined below:



Researcher Development

You can book a 45 minute online appointment with a member of the Researcher Development team.

These sessions are tailored to your individual needs and provide an opportunity to consider and discuss a variety of topics relating to learning, skills and personal development.

This is not an exhaustive list but areas for discussion could include:

  • managing your time whilst working from home
  • collaborating effectively
  • maintaining resilience and coping strategies
  • reflecting on and identifying your key areas for development.


Book your appointment here.

Career Planning

The Postdoc Careers Service offers two types of 1:1 online appointment:

  • Individual 45 minute sessions
  • 20 minute quick queries

These sessions can cover career planning (academic and outside), application review, and interview preparation.


Book your appointment here.

Communication and Personal Impact

This individually focused and completely confidential coaching session will help you refine your presentation skills, help you speak more confidently as an emerging leader in your research field, and develop new approaches to your communication in a wide range of professional situations.

Constructive feedback will give you insight into your speaking style, how you come across to others, and how well your ideas are communicated.

Coaching will focus on your individual requirements, ranging from practical points about elocution and vocal projection, to holding the attention of a room, to structuring a compelling presentation.


Book your appointment here.

Latest news

Homerton Changemakers - call for postdocs

24 February 2021

Homerton Changemakers invites five postdocs to attend their virtual residential programme on entrepreneurialism and innovation.

Call for questions from postdoc carers

22 February 2021

Do you have any childcare responsibilities? Are you looking after your partner or an elderly person? Are you a parent/carer of a child with special needs? There are many ways that the University services can help you and the Postdoc Academy invites you to submit your questions on this topic.

Career Support Fund - apply by 15 March

17 February 2021

The Career Support Fund is available to all staff who can provide evidence that their careers have been, or are being, disrupted as a direct result of the pandemic, or due to a career break taken for caring responsibilities.

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