The academic promotions workshop took place on the 4th December 2018 in the BMS lecture theatre. There were presentations from Mhairi Stewart (Head of HR) and Malcolm White laying out the structure of the promotions procedure, how it is viewed centrally by the University and some of the particularities specific to Biology. It was an informal event that resulted in lots of interaction and audience participation – both from people asking questions and others sharing their personal experiences.
In total 22 academics attended and feedback was generally positive with 77% of attendees scoring the event a 4/5 or higher. The most common feedback comment was that people wanted more detail and examples of the steps and forms of the promotions process, which we will incorporate into future events.
The 2019 round of promotions has now been launched.