Research Culture Crucible

Are you interested in building a positive, inclusive Research Culture?  Do you have an idea for change but no idea how to get started? 

Participate in the University of Leeds Research Culture Crucible programme, open to all academic, research and support staff, and postgraduate researchers.

The aim of the Research Culture Crucible is to bring individuals from all roles together to work on projects aligned to our 5 Research Culture Themes:

      • Personal Development, Reward and Recognition
      • Open Research and Impact
      • Responsible Research and Innovation
      • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Research
      • A Collegiate and Supportive Environment

As well as the benefits to research culture, the programme is a good opportunity for personal development:

    • To develop an understanding of initiating and maintaining collaborations
    • To gain experience of team projects and pitching ideas
    • To have an opportunity to consider your role in building our research culture
    • To meet other individuals with a similar interest

What is Crucible?

This Crucible has secured some funding from the recent Research England allocation to support research culture initiatives.  At the end of the Crucible, teams will have an opportunity to pitch ‘project ideas’ to a panel to receive a small amount of funding to progress their ideas.  We anticipate funding 4-5 projects of around £5,000.

The programme consists of a series of 3 workshops called Labs. It includes a mix of facilitated sessions, guest speakers and time to collaborate.  You will build teams and develop ideas into small workable projects or outputs that will influence cultural change at Leeds.

Workshops run on:

  • Thursday 3rd March
  • Thursday 17th March
  • Thursday 31st March – idea pitching session

Find out more and apply

Events and Sway Document

If you want to find out more about the programme and what to expect, we will be holding two information sessions:

You can also visit our Sway to view full details and a form for you to register your interest.

Join Us

Find out more, see the programme, watch a quick information session with Q&A and register
Go to the Crucible Sway for more information and to register