Have you ever thought; I’m not good enough to do that…? I’m not smart enough, experienced enough, “insert desirable quality here” enough to do that job? Prove yourself wrong.

The Bristol Peers’ Project was set up to encourage and support PhD students and early-career researchers in finding and achieving their career aspirations by providing mentoring and professional development within an active and passionate interdisciplinary community.  The Peers’ Project aims to help you make the daunting progression between starting your career and thriving in it, by offering support from those who’ve successfully made the transition.

Members of the project will join an active community of doctoral students, research professionals and entrepreneurs from start-ups, industry and academia with a wide range of experience, backgrounds and disciplines. The aim is to support and encourage collaboration, new ways of thinking and discover career paths you never thought existed.

What’s Involved

As a member of The Peers’ Community you will have access to:

  • The Peers’ Mentoring scheme – get matched with a personal mentor who’s “been there” and/or, pass on your wisdom by becoming a mentor to someone following in your footsteps.
  • Peers’ Community events – Informal events covering topics such as; life after a PhD, finding confidence to succeed, progressing in your career, crossing faculty lines, and communicating research.
  • Peers’ Development events – Useful practical skills workshops covering topics such as thesis writing, viva preparation, public speaking, entrepreneurialism and more.

How it’s funded

The project is funded by the University of Bristol Research Staff Development Fund.