An Early Career Researchers' Solution Room
- Attendees come prepared to discuss one pressing career-related question/concern each in small break-out groups.
- An ‘expert advisory panel’ are invited to attend. (Proposed panel of mid-career or senior researchers, two from clinical backgrounds and two non-clinical.)
The panel will come prepared to introduce themselves and to aid facilitation of small groups but mostly to provide the answers (“solutions”) to the most common/pressing questions/concerns at the end of the session.
Workshop organisers will inform the panel of the concerns that are likely to be raised, based on experiences from the 2019 workshop.
5 mins Introduction from workshop organisers
Introductions from the panel
Organisers provide an explanation of the task
20 mins Small groups breakouts and scribing of individual problems.
Scribed problems are made available for whole workshop to view (using IT facilities available).
The group nominates a spokesperson who summarises each breakout group’s main questions/concerns to the whole workshop.
15 mins The panel take it in turns to describe their own inspirational career pathways – 3 mins each.
(Meanwhile the organisers amalgamate the small group questions and prioritise them to present to the panel).
15 mins Questions/concerns are answered by the panel.
5 mins Signposting for any unanswered questions