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Research Support

An overview of the support that is offered for researchers by the University of Essex Library.

Early Career Researchers

Our aim is to support development of all researchers at the University of Essex. However, given the current climate of Higher Education we recognise that Early Career Researchers might require more support than established researchers.

Am I an Early Career Researcher?
Early Career Researchers are usually defined as final year PhD students, Post-docs and researchers in the early stages of their career (but can be anyone who identifies themselves as an early career researcher).

Support offered

Training sessions and workshops

Message: You got thisSince November 2017, we have increased the number of training sessions offered to Early Career Researchers at the University of Essex. Current training sessions and events can be found here.

We also run an annual week-long programme of sessions tailored toward Early Career Researchers, under the Newcomers brand. This is termed Newcomers Research Week.

One-to-one advice

Research can differ a lot across disciplines, so we offer one-to-one sessions to make sure you get the best advice. To request a one-to-one appointment please email the Research Support team, and give a brief summary of what you need help with.


Newcomers (Network for Early Career Essex Researchers) was launched in January 2018, and is organised by staff from the Research and Enterprise Office, the UK Data Archive and Library Services.


The network is open to anyone who is in the early stages of their academic career, or just new to Essex. To join the network, sign up to our mailing list to receive information about upcoming events, training, or to get in touch with other Newcomers! Once you have signed up, you can email the list with any questions you might have. 

Learn more about Newcomers and upcoming events here

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