Training and Academic Career Development

Our training and academic career development programme aims to support and develop a strong network of researchers, practitioners and public partners involved in applied health and social care research across the North East and North Cumbria.

By understanding the training needs of our members, partners and stakeholders, and by utilising regional and national training resources, we will build research capacity at every stage of the research career pathway.

Through our training strategy, we aim to build capacity and capability in applied research and evidence-based care, to help deliver our vision of achieving ‘better fairer health care at all ages and in all places’.

We also aim to support evidence generation and knowledge mobilisation through skills development, networking, and specialist support.

Our early work includes:

  • Establishing a training network across the region with academic career development champions linked to each of our research themes.
  • Developing research skills in statutory and voluntary care sectors through training and funded participatory opportunities.
  • Enabling Public Involvement and Community Engagement and developing systems to ensure equality, diversity and inclusion.

Longer-term objectives include embedding and sustaining activity so that training and support can lead to measurable action and impact, supported via investment and co-funding with partners regionally and nationally.

The Virtual College Training Hub

In April 2022, we launched our Virtual College Training Hub. The Hub aims to offer a one-stop-shop for training and career development opportunities.

Visit the Virtual College Training Hub

It was developed following consultation with ARC NENC members and following feedback from our Training Needs Survey carried out in 2021.

Read about our ARC-wide Training Needs Survey


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