This ECR Development Programme is created to supports our ECRs in important aspects of their personal, professional and career development. More precisely, by providing them with a wide range of training opportunities, its aim is to help them meet the development needs identified in their Career Development Plan (CDP) and their Training Needs Analysis (TNA).
As the TNA is based upon Vitae's Researcher Development Framework (RDF), which is a nationally endorsed tool designed to support researchers' personal, professional and career development, the courses and workshops of Aston's ECR Development Programme are largely mapped against the four domains, 12 sub-domains and the set of descriptors outlined in the RDF.
To know more about the wide range of courses available to research staff at Aston, please also visit the University Course Directory.
Domain A: Knowledge and Intellectual abilities
This domain contains the knowledge and intellectual abilities needed to be able to carry out excellent research.
Domain B: Personal effectiveness
This domain contains the personal qualities, career and self-management skills required to take ownership for and control of professional development.
The course will provide an opportunity to consider how we manage anger in our lives. To find out more and book a place on it, click here.
Domain C: Research governance and organisation
This domain contains the knowledge of the standards, requirements and professional conduct that are needed for the effective management of research.
Domain D: Engagement, influence and impact
This domain contains the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage with, influence and impact on the academic, social, cultural and economic context.
This course is run by Aston's Centre for Learning Innovation & Professional Practice (CLIPP). It gives an introduction to Learning and Teaching in Higher Education and enables participants to develop an informed and appropriately student-focused approach to the delivery of teaching and learning support. To find out more and book a place on it, click here.
Other relevant courses
There are other courses and workshops, which can be available to ECRs at Aston.