Institute for Academic Development

Career conversations

Guidance to help you manage your career planning, including career path case studies and information on booking a 1-1 career development consultation.

Skills audit

Tools to help you think about what skills are important to your current job, and which ones you think you need to develop further to progress your career.

Researcher development framework

The Researcher Development Framework (RDF) is a national framework developed for researchers, which aims to help you understand the knowledge, behaviours and attitudes expected of effective and highly skilled researchers.

Career management

Managing your career is much more than making an effective transition from one job to the next.

Speak to someone

Information on career development consultations, mentoring and peer support.


Record a whole variety of information relevant to your career progress in one simple and easy to use online space.

Career case studies

Understanding how other researchers have developed their careers may inform the planning of your own career goals.