Good Academic Citizenship Career Development Event

09.30, Wednesday 11 December 2019

We The Curious, Bristol

One Millennium Square, Anchor Road, Bristol, BS1 5DB

Do you want to be a good academic citizen? What do you think makes a good academic citizen? An academic’s work doesn’t stop at research – there are a whole host of roles and responsibilities that, while not always recognised, are integral to academic life. During this event we’ll be exploring what makes a good academic citizen and providing time for attendees to actively develop new networks, as well as hearing from inspirational speakers.

This event will be chaired by Professor Jane Norman FMedSci, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Bristol, and will include a keynote from Professor Wiebke Arlt FMedSci, William Withering Chair of Medicine and Director of the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research at the University of Birmingham. The event will also include:

  • A practical workshop on ‘Nurturing new networks’ from expert mentor and coach Alexis Hutson, where participants will be put together in peer-coaching groups to begin developing their coaching skills, and learn how to develop and sustain supportive networks.
  • A panel discussion on research culture and what ‘Good academic citizenship’ means with leaders in biomedical and health research.


The full agenda will be announced soon. Please note that the workshop element of this event will require some pre-work in the form of a short survey, this will be sent to participants in advance of the event.

This event is free to attend but places are limited, please book a place in advance. The venue will be fully accessible and there will be access to a nursing room and a prayer room, please contact us if you have any other requirements.


Our Career Development events are for early-career biomedical and health researchers, offering practical skills training and the chance to network with peers and more senior academics. They also offer clinical academic trainees help in navigating the clinical academic training pathway and developing a research career. For an update when the next event is announced, please sign up to our bi-monthly newsletter here.

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