Networking and Leadership Development

Networking and leadership development has the potential to enhance leadership and career prospects. This opportunity enables early career researchers from under-represented groups in Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) to participate in a range of activities.

Before taking part, please ensure you have read our participant information sheets , by following the links below, and the IM Privacy notice Stage 1 Registration and baseline evaluation survey. See Eligibility and Process for further detail.


Networking for Career Development

Our networking offer provides members with the opportunity to participate in networking activities which will support their personal development and career objectives.  A Personal Development Plan will be developed with an academic supporter, this will be used as the basis for participants to co-identify networking opportunities. Participants can access up to £400 funding to attend networking events until August 2020.

What are the potential benefits?

  • Greater awareness of career development opportunities;
  • Access to peer support networks;
  • Increased visibility within your own institution and beyond.

Participant Information Sheet for Networking for Career Development


Leadership Development Workshop

Our leadership development offer involves a free, one-day leadership development workshop. This will provide participants with an opportunity to reflect upon leadership styles and to develop a personal leadership narrative. Equality, diversity and inclusion within the leadership role will be a recurring theme throughout the workshop.

What are the potential benefits?

  • Greater awareness of career development opportunities
  • Understanding of leadership styles
  • The development of a personal leadership narrative
  • An understanding of the role of diversity and leadership in teams
  • Increased confidence to act as a role model to others.

Participant Information Sheet for Leadership Development Workshop


All participants will be requested to participate in an evaluation of their networking and/or leadership activities.