Colleagues from Organisational Development and the Careers Service at Newcastle University worked together to develop and deliver an engaging series of career management workshops for early career researchers during the pandemic. They replaced face-to-face classroom-based delivery with blended learning. Four workshops ran over 8 weeks: Career Clarity, Curiosity, Courage and Capability with pre-work and follow-up resources. The workshops (on Zoom) included guest speakers, Q&A, quizzes and breakout discussions. Due to demand and positive feedback, we are continuing with this approach. In the face of adversity, we've created something very positive.

Beneficiaries: Managers of researchers Professional support staff
Stakeholders: Researchers Professional staff
Concordat principles: Professional and career development
Keywords: Researcher developers Careers consultants Careers service Organisational development Training Career progression Professional development Career management Diverse careers