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Your Professional and Career Development

Professional and career development are integral to enabling postdocs to develop to their full potential.

Queen Mary aims to attract the best research talent from all over the world and to support and develop them to become leaders in disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and innovation. We support the aspiration to excellence which includes the improvement of research and professional skills and knowledge.

Postdoc Development Programme

The Researcher Development Team in the Queen Mary Academy organises a programme of professional development courses, workshops, and masterclasses for postdocs. The programme is being redeveloped to launch in the new academic year. Visit the Queen Mary Academy postdoc webpage for updates.


Careers Support

Careers and Enterprise organise a programme of career planning support and resources for postdocs (early-career researchers). You can book a 1-to-1 appointment with a careers consultant, browse their online resources, or attend one of the workshops (visit CPD Bookings and search for 'QM Careers' in the title field). Visit the Careers webpage for more information.


Health and Safety Training

The Health and Safety Directorate's Training page has information about the courses they offer to ensure safe and responsible research practice.


Organisational and Professional Development (OPD)

OPD organise a programme of professional development opportunities for all Queen Mary staff, including mandatory training.


Linkedin Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an award-winning industry leader in online training, with a digital library of over 16,000 courses covering a wide range of technical, business, software and creative topics. The library is available to use for free by all members of the Queen Mary community who have a QMUL IT account. Visit the Technology Enhanced Learning Team's Linkedin Learning page for more details.

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