Research Advantage

ECR 'Connect and Empower' Network

ECR Connect and Empower Network

The University is committed to establishing a collegiate Early Career Researcher (ECR) community and will facilitate the ECR ‘Connect and Empower’ Network.

This Network will support the next generation of researchers through the provision of a series of interactive professional development sessions, opportunities for networking and collaborations, peer-to-peer support and attainment of knowledge.

2018 Diary Dates
Tuesday 20 March
  • When: 10 – 11.30am Tuesday 20 March 2018 [tea, coffee and biscuits provided].
  • Where: Treehouse, Shortland Union, Callaghan Campus.
  • Limited spaces available: maximum x20 participants.
  • Prerequisite: bring your research career development plan to this session and be ready with five (5) questions regarding strategies for achieving long – term research career goals, work-life balance, personal growth and individualised career development focus areas.
  • Participants will take part in a Flash Mentoring Session – an opportunity to speak one - on - one with up to 5 senior UON Researchers and seek their advice / lessons learnt / top tips on specific areas of research career development.
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Monday 7 May This is your opportunity to hear from ECR’s that have been awarded DECRA’s and take part in an informal Q&A session.
  • Who: UON Early Career Researchers
  • When: 2.30 – 4.00pm Monday 7 May 2018 [light refreshments available]
  • Where: Treehouse, Shortland Union, Callaghan Campus
  • Facilitators and Presenters: UON ECR’s
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Thursday 21 June An opportunity for you to ask your burning questions:  how, what, when, why or why not on the challenges [and joys] encountered whilst undertaking the ECR Journey.

This is your opportunity to sit around the table of wisdom and share insights with each other.
  • Who: UON Early Career Researchers
  • When: 10.00 – 11:30am Thursday 21 June 2018 [Tea/coffee and biscuits provided]
  • Where: HMRI Café, The Hunter Medical Research Institute, Lot 1, Kookaburra Circuit, New Lambton Heights NSW 2305
  • Facilitators and Presenters: UON EMCR’s

Register now via Discover.

Monday 30 July

An opportunity for you to participate in a workshop that was presented at this years EMCR Forum held in Brisbane in April – Academic Kindness.

Are you interested in kick-starting a movement that will offer a kinder, gentler and more inclusive academic culture? 
Does the mantra ‘everyone here is smart and kind – don’t distinguish yourself by being otherwise’ resonate.

  • Who: UON Early / Mid Career Researchers
  • When: 10.00am – 12:00 noon Monday 30 July 2018 [Light lunch provided]
  • Where: Caves Theatre, The Hunter Medical Research Institute, Lot 1, Kookaburra Circuit, New Lambton Heights NSW 2305
  • Pre reading: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-00482-y
  • Facilitators and Presenters: UON EMCR’s who attended Forum

Register now via Discover.

Thursday 6 September

An opportunity for you to ask your burning questions:  how, what, when, why or why not on the challenges [and joys] encountered whilst undertaking the ECR Journey [CABLE focus].

This is your opportunity to sit around the table of wisdom and share insights with each other.

  • Who: UON Early Career Researchers
  • When: 10.00 – 11:30am Thursday 6 September 2018 [Tea/coffee and biscuits provided]
  • Where: UON Gallery, The Senta Taft-Hendry Museum, University Drive, Callaghan Campus
  • Facilitators and Presenters: UON EMCR’s

Register now via Discover.

Wednesday 3 October

An opportunity for you to develop or update your online UON profile.

  • Who: UON Early Career Researchers
  • When: 12.00 - 1.30pm Wednesday 3 October 2018  [light lunch provided]
  • Where: HC47, Hunter Building, Callaghan Campus

Register now via Discover.

Tuesday 20 November

Australia’s innovative future calls for a generation of Research Leaders equipped with the right tools and strategies to better understand the key considerations for interdisciplinary research and collaborations, to achieve more inclusive and equitable environments, and to improve their access to funding opportunities from non-traditional sources.

Bridging the gap between what needs to be achieved in these areas and the current settings represents one of the most important challenges facing emerging researchers. Diversify your thinking on how to face these challenges and implement solutions.

  • Who: UON Early / Mid Career Researchers
  • When: 9.30 – 11.00amTuesday 20 November 2018 [tea & coffee provided]
  • Where: HB15 [Hunter Building], Callaghan Campus

Facilitators

  • Associate Professor Nikola Bowden, School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health   and Medicine
  • Doctor Emma Beckett, School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine

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Hot Topics

Watch this space for 2018 topics and registration details

Please note the following tips for logging into discover:

  1. Click the ECR Connect and Empower link above
  2. On the page in your browser click on the ‘UON staff login’ link.
  3. Input your UON Staff Login details on the sign-in page which are: username = UON Staff Number Plate and password = your password
  4. Click the Login button
  5. Click the Sign up button on the ECR Connect and Empower Network enrolment page.

Research Bites

Nominate via research_advantage@newcastle.edu.au - YES - I would like to promote my research improve my presentation and pitching confidence and/or initiate interdisciplinary collaborations.


Eligibility

Open to all ECRs (1-5 years post PhD)

Further information

E: Research_Advantage@newcastle.edu.au