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Postdoc Academy


There is now a lot of online content to support your professional planning and development.

To help you navigate and choose relevant topics for you, we've collated resources around a series of themes, which you can access online at any time.

For upcoming live training and events, please see our Postdoc Calendar.


Career Planning and Progression

Cambridge has a dedicated Postdoc Careers Service, which is the first port of call for any careers support.

The Careers Advisers can help you make informed decisions about your next career move, whether that’s within academia or beyond.


You can also explore their online careers resources for postdocs

Or sign up to their platform Handshake to access 1:1 appointments and live events

Our LinkedIn Learning collection of courses on career progression provides additional online training


Communication and Conversations

These courses can help you to effectively communicate  with your supervisor and colleagues, as well as having conversations about your research and career intentions.


Explore PPD's collection of online courses on communication

Find our LinkedIn Learning collection of courses on engaging others


Productivity and Personal Effectiveness

Ever feel overwhelmed by how much you want to achieve in a short period of time? Or wonder how you can become more effective and focused?


Explore PPD's collection of online courses on productivity

Explore PPD's collection of online courses on personal effectiveness

Find our LinkedIn Learning collection of courses on personal effectiveness



Regardless of where your career journey takes you, you will benefit from taking some time to understand what makes a good leader and to develop confident leadership qualities and skills.


Explore PPD's collection of online courses on leadership and management

Explore PPD's leadership development webpages

Try this LinkedIn Learning course on leading yourself

And this LinkedIn Learning course on practical leadership skills


Entrepreneurial Mindset and Skills

Postdocs to Innovators (p2i) offers the online course Empowering Researchers to Innovate.

This course is free to postdocs from the University of Cambridge and partner institutes who want to learn more about how to seize opportunities and see them through.

It is ideal for postdocs from any discipline who are:

  • open to learning to think entrepreneurially
  • curious about entrepreneurship
  • ready to develop entrepreneurial skills and confidence
  • keen to develop their networks.


Find out more about the resources available to help you develop your entrepreneurial thinking and skills, and build your confidence to explore different avenues of impact.