Networking and promoting yourself

This full day, in-person training is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to build relationships that deliver for your career. Future dates will be posted here. Please contact us if you have any questions.

About the course

This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to build relationships that deliver for your career. The model for this course is that your networking has to suit the way you work, and that conferences are a terrible way to meet people. We'll focus on building relationships that build to positive personal and career outcomes, and avoid anything that feels like Pokémon (you don't have to catch 'em all).

The course will also consider case studies of researchers who have built professional and public profile, and the ways you can make yourself someone others would like to add to their networks.

The course will be delivered in an interactive and participatory style, combining discussion, reflection and activity-based approaches.

Who is it for?

This course is designed for holders of University Research Fellowships, Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellowships, Sir Henry Dale Fellowships, Newton International Fellowships, and Industry Fellowships.

What will you learn?

After this course you will:

  • Have a plan for networking activities that suit your career and personality
  • Know how to represent yourself effectively on social media and in professional ways
  • Learn to use your networking time in a focussed way, and not waste time

Who is the tutor?

This course is delivered by Dr Steve Cross, a freelance public engagement consultant, Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow and former Head of Public Engagement at University College London. Steve has over 10 years’ experience in public engagement and specialises in supporting researchers to engage with diverse communities.

“Steve was informative and knowledgeable. This session provided creative ways and thinking that I wasn’t aware of before.”

“Steve was great – very engaging and with lots of good advice.”

“Such a change to have a personable, engaging presenter! Inspired lots of ideas, thanks.”

Upcoming dates

Register for our next training course on Monday 27 March 2023, 10am-4pm.

How much does it cost?

The course fee is covered for Royal Society grant recipients, including the University Research Fellowship, Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship, Sir Henry Dale Fellowship, Newton International Fellowship and Industry Fellowship.

Further training

You can see a full list of training opportunities offered by the Royal Society.

Please contact us with any questions.