Postdocs (and other Research staff) at Queen's University Belfast are entitled to up to 10 days per year to spend on activities benefiting their career development.
These days can be used to:
These 10 days are not meant to be used for activities that are necessary or already part of the postdoc's work, for example attending relevant conferences, technical training used in the project (i.e. personal licence training), meeting partners and collaborators and attending local events the postdoc is meant to attend (i.e. PhD students symposium, School's seminars etc.).
Staff on part-time contract (or contract running for only a part of the year) have access to the relevant pro-rata number of days.
These days can be used when seen fit by the research staff, provided it doesn't "clash" with your contracted duties (e.g. a planned stakeholder meeting or conference you need to attend) and that your contracted work is up to agreed standards.
These days can not be carried-over to the next year in order to encourage staff to pro-actively develop their careers. These are not annual leave.
Staff should record how they use their development days, for example by using this form.
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