Our Network for Early Career Essex Researchers – NEwComERs provides support to researchers in the early stages of their careers, e.g. newly-appointed lecturers, post-docs, research fellows and final year PhD students.

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Newcomers creates a forum that brings together researchers interested in the different aspects of the research lifecycle and aims to stimulate collaboration and opportunities for shared learning and interdisciplinary work. The network also provides training and resources to support researchers across the research lifecycle from the UK Data Archive, the Research and Enterprise Office and the Library Services.

The Network aims to organise a wide range of workshops that foster professional development using informal, stimulating and highly participative sessions that generate new ideas and practical approaches to data management, publishing research results as well as gaining funding for your research.

Sign up to the Newcomers Mailing List to stay up to date with upcoming events and workshops. Once you are a member you are able to email the list to discuss research and opportunities for collaboration – a great way to get in touch with other Early Career Researchers!

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If you are an early career researcher we want to hear about the challenges you face and what you need in terms of future workshops. Please also contact us if you have any question in relation to NEwComERs via

Upcoming Events

Research & Education Staff Induction event September 25

We will have our own stand an the Induction event September 25 in Ivor Crewe B, where we will welcome new staff and tell you all about Newcomers and our Research Weeks!

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Newcomers Research Week


Twice a year (January and June) Newcomers organise a "Research Week" which aims to provide Early Career Researchers and PhD students with a taste of the research support offered at the University of Essex. This also provides a great opportunity to do some networking with researchers across the university.

The second Newcomers Research Week has just passed and we are planning the next one which will be in January 2019.

To get more information about the courses we offered in June, please see below.

Images from previous Research Weeks

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