Research strategy and research culture – invitation to find out more


June 24th, 2022

An update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner

Colleagues are invited to find out more about progress towards renewing the university’s research strategy for 2022-27 and transforming our research culture. 

A series of research strategy town halls and research culture design clinics are taking place in July. Everyone who contributes to the delivery of research is invited to join one of the town halls as well as take part in a research culture clinic, which will explore how to build an inclusive, vibrant research environment. 

Research strategy town halls

A new virtual town hall will update on our research strategy.

This will take place on
• Tuesday 26 July, from 3pm – 4pm

Please use this form to book your place.

This will be an opportunity to hear about progress towards the university’s renewed research strategy for 2022-27, which is due to be officially launched in the autumn.

Updates will include our research culture project (please see more on this below) and there will be a Q&A session.

We encourage everyone who contributes to the delivery of research to join us and shape our vision.

Your input into our research strategy consultation and the ongoing research culture project has been invaluable as we explore how to build an inclusive, vibrant environment to support the delivery of world-class research. I look forward to your further support.

Research culture update and new opportunity to get involved

Our research culture survey closed at the end of May. We received 862 submissions, which represents more than 10% of our research community. Many thanks to everyone who completed the survey. We are now analysing data from the survey.

Reports and a video overview of findings for each faculty will be placed on the Research Culture SharePoint in early July.

You are now invited to get involved in the next stage of the project, a series of design clinics between 11 – 21 July that will explore emerging themes from the survey.

This is an opportunity to work with colleagues from across the university to develop a range of practical interventions and improvements that can positively influence our working environment.

In each of the six clinics we will respond to a theme/s raised by the survey and work together to develop possible options for engaging with these.

This will lead into our work in the autumn, when we will form working groups to prototype the best ideas.

The design clinics, to be held via Microsoft Teams, are for anyone working on or supporting research activity and will actively seek and promote cross-faculty exchange of ideas.

If you would like to attend and contribute further to improving our research culture, please register your interest for one of the clinics.

Research Culture Conference

The Researcher Academy invites all staff involved in or supporting research,  postgraduate research students, technicians, academics, senior leaders, and professional service staff to come together during Nottingham’s first Research Culture Conference and explore how we can transform our research culture.

The Research Culture Conference: Building a Healthy and High-Performing Research Ecosystem, takes place 7 July, 9.30am–4.30pm, East Midlands Conference Centre.
Book your place

Read Dame Jessica’s full update

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2 Comments

June 29th, 2022 at 11:21 am

Debra F

I think the MS Form link is wrong to register for the town halls to book your place. It seems like an editable version?

June 30th, 2022 at 1:56 pm

Cyrus M

Hi Debra, thanks for letting us know. The article has now been updated with a link to a new form.

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