The hugely successful and acclaimed Future Research and Knowledge Exchange Leaders Programme is now in its third year and is about to recruit the next cohort to start the programme in June 2016. This major personal development programme was hailed as a cutting-edge programme at the Vitae ‘Developing the next generation of research leaders’ national event earlier this year. The application process is competitive and places are limited to 12 per intake.
The Manchester Met Future RKE Leaders programme is aimed primarily at senior lecturers with an emerging or increasing track record in RKE who are leading, or who aspire to lead a research team.
Over 3-5 years, participants are supported to a point where they will be able to generate significant RKE income, lead research or knowledge exchange activity and teams, and contribute to the achievement of the University’s Research and Knowledge Exchange ambitions.
Participants benefit from sessions delivered by internal and external contributors on a range of leadership and research/KE specific topics.
The programme has received extremely positive feedback from current participants. Cross-faculty networking has proven to be very useful, as has the mentoring support. Participants have learnt some vital skills and techniques across a variety of topics such as Research Impact, Project Management and leadership skills.
So if you have the ability and aspiration to grow as a research team leader and have the drive and desire to help take the University research and knowledge exchange agenda forward, get your application in!