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Early Career Researcher Development

We support Early Career Researchers in a wide variety of ways; from the dedicated support of our Early Career Development Programme, funded through The Exchange through to providing opportunities for involvement in all of our other Areas of Work.

Early Career Researchers Network

TCCE launched the Early Career Researchers Network in 2013 in response to demand for a platform to connect people completing PhDs or working as post-doctoral students with their peers from across the TCCE membership and more widely with those working in the cultural and creative sectors.

We produce events to help develop essential skills, issue calls for ideas and disseminate useful opportunities and information. Through our work on The Exchange we are currently developing an ECR Development Programme that will be accessible to individuals in both our core and our pilot partner institutions.

On 17th March 2016 we held a workshop on How to Write for Non-Specialist Audiences with Ladbury PR as well as conferences for Early Career Researchers such as, Exit Velocity: Supercharge your academic career and Hack-a-demia.

I worked with TCCE as a Creativeworks London Researcher in Residence and found that working there not only yielded immense scholarly dividends, but helped me develop a profound understanding of how the arts and cultural sectors relate to the academy.

Dr Pete Mitchell,
TCCE Researcher in Residence,
Queen Mary University of London

Meeting publishers and media

TCCE provides support to members to connect with academic publishers and, in particular, we have developed a long-standing relationship with Palgrave Macmillan with whom we work to provide researchers with opportunities to meet with commissioning editors and to receive advice and guidance on how to get published.

We found the Palgrave Macmillan event a well-organised and extremely useful session, like many other TCCE events. The access to pertinent advice from senior commissioning staff at a major scholarly publisher was especially valuable to early career researchers. Likewise, the opportunity to ‘pitch’ ideas to editors from several relevant divisions of Palgrave was both enjoyable and productive.

Professor Jeremy Strong,
Professor of Literature and Film,
University of West London

Ravensbourne University London

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