The UK National Postdoc Conference 2021

24 September, 2021


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General Information

The UK National Postdoc Conference 2021 (#NPDC21) is an opportunity for postdoctoral researchers to engage with industry stakeholders, funding agencies, policy influencers, researcher developers and career development professionals.

The wholly virtual NPDC21 will reflect the complexities of the current higher education research environment, where there is increasing recognition of postdoctoral researchers’ expectations regarding career development and healthy working environments.  The resultant impact on performance and engagement is further fostered through the empowerment of a postdoctoral community to be adaptable and flexible in an increasingly diverse global research environment and employment market.  Registrations for pre-NPDC networking events (from 5 August) have now opened.  Registrations for the main conference day are also open and are free of charge; however booking each of the programme sessions is essential (see schedule).


Time Session
09:15-09:30 Wellbeing Oasis 1 – A start to the day
Choose between:
1. Self-led options
2. Active Wellbeing – AW1 (09:15-09:25)
Main partnerN8 logo

Platinum sponsors 

UKRI logo

IBM logo

Singular Talent logo

Code Switch logo

Gold sponsor

CDICE logo

Bronze sponsors

Inkpath logo in programme

Facebook Reality Labs logo programme

Join Kumospace at any time during the event (link in your NPDC joining instruction emails).

A Kumospace area will be available throughout the day for socialising, networking and meeting sponsors.

We look forward to meeting you all!

09:30-10:30 Keynote by Prof Dame Ottoline Leyser
10:30-11:00 Wellbeing Oasis 2
Choose between:
2. Active Wellbeing – AW2 (10:45-10:55)
11:00-11:45 Bite-sized Parallel Sessions A
11:45-12:15 Wellbeing Oasis 3
Choose between:
2. Active Wellbeing – AW3 (12:00-12:10)
12:15-13:00 Bite-sized Parallel Sessions B
13:00-14:00 Lunch break and Wellbeing Oasis 4:

Meet the sponsors in Kumospace

14:00-14:45 Bite-sized Parallel Sessions C
14:45-15:15 Wellbeing Oasis 4
Choose between:
2. Active Wellbeing – AW4 (15:00-15:10)
15:15-16:30 Panel: Collaborative Research Practices

Panellists will include

16:30-17:00 Active social activity and meeting the sponsors in Kumospace


Meeting organisers:

University of Liverpool


Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser