The ‘Urban Studies ECRs support network’ is an initiative of the Urban Institute and the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (USP), which has been designed to offer a space where to discuss issues and opportunities related to career development. Its aim is to support early career researchers working in the broad field of Urban Studies at Sheffield to pursue successful academic careers.

The Network is organised and managed by Dr Michele Lancione, (Urban Institute/USP).

Our activities

● Five two-hour sessions of training and peer support (1h30m meeting, 30m 1-to-1 support)
● Critical Friends Forum (existing at USP)
● Sheffield ECRs Urban Studies conference

Training sessions 18/19

Wednesday 5 December 2018

Different career paths: teaching, researching or both?

With Prof. Beth Perry (UI), 3-5pm Workroom 3 Diamond Building

Monday 2 February 2019

Understanding the importance of publications

With Dr. Ryan Powell (USP), 3-5pm; ICOSS boardroom

Monday 11 March 2019

Understanding REF: What makes for a good paper

With Prof. John Flint (USP), 3-5pm; ICOSS boardroom

Wednesday 17 April 2019

The public intellectual

With Prof. Rowland Atkinson (USP), 3-5pm; ICOSS boardroom

Monday 20 May 2019

Fellowships and grant applications

With Prof. Vanesa Castan-Broto and Dr Jon Silver (UI), 3-5pm; ICOSS boardroom

Critical Friends Forum

All members of the network are invited to attend USP Critical Friends Forum, where draft papers are discussed by peers. To take part into the Forum, write to Sam Burgum.

Sheffield ECRs Urban Studies conference

The half-day conference will be take place in June 2019 to showcase the range and depth of work of ECRs at Sheffield. Date and venue TBC. Guest discussant: Prof. AbdouMaliq Simone