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Lunchtime Legends

A series of informal talks on subjects relevant to Research Staff is organised each year, with the aim of supporting research staff to learn from more experienced members of University staff. Academics , PGRs and Professional Staff are also welcome to attend. 

The sessions are held on Wednesday lunchtimes from 12:00 – 14:00 (venues vary) during the course of Semester 2.

The sessions start with informal presentations from our panel of local “legends” in which they explain their own experiences of the subject. Most panels have three presenters.

There is then time for lunch and informal networking and the remainder of the session is taken up with a question and answer session which allows the audience to gain greater insight into the topic.

The AY 2019-20 programme is currently under development.

Please see the AY 2018-19 programme below which shows the range of topics covered by Lunchtime Legends 

Lunchtime Legends poster (PDF, 1,423 KB)

AY 2018-19 programme

All sessions held on Wednesdays 12.00 to 14.00 with buffet lunch provided.

5 December 2018

Getting Published (Sciences)
Dr Nicola Allison, Prof Josep Call, Dr David Shuker

16 January 2019

Getting Published (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)
Dr Margaret Connolly, Dr David Evans, Dr Claire Whitehead

6 February 2019

Leading a Research Group
Dr Philippa Lovatt, Prof Russell Morris, Dr Uli Schwarz-Linek

20 February 2019

Research Council Assessment Panels (Sciences)
Dr Andrea Di Falco, Prof Susan Healy, Prof Mike Ritchie

6 March 2019

Research Council Assessment Panels (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)
Prof Frances Andrews, Prof Dina Iordanova, Dr William Vlcek

13 March 2019

Current Issues in the Higher Education Research Environment in the UK
Laura Bates, Dr Carlos Galan-Diaz, Dr Richard Malham, Dr David Stevenson, Prof Derek Woollins

10 April 2019

Engaging with the public – working with broadcast media
Dr Richard Bates, Dr Rose Harris-Birtill, Dr Mhairi Stewart

24 April 2019

Engaging with the public – schools and public engagement
Dr Derek Ball, Dr Carlos Galan-Diaz, Dr Mhairi Stewart, Dr Anne-Marie Weijmans

8 May 2019

From Post-Doc to Lecturer (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)
Dr Michael Carroll, Dr Rebekah Lamb, Dr Sam Rose

5 June 2019

From Post-Doc to Lecturer (Sciences)
Dr David Hughes, Dr Catherine Rose, Dr Sebastian Schulz


Diane Munday
Staff Developer (Research Staff)

T: (01334) 46 2241

Marie Paterson
Staff Developer (Research Staff)

T: (01334) 46 2561

The University of St Andrews is an institutional member of Vitae (the UK body which champions professional and career development for researchers in HE). This demonstrates our commitment to researcher development and provides us with access to a wide range of resources, events and support for our researcher development activities.

Additional links

CoRe Skills Leaflet (PDF, 750 KB)

- Athena SWAN
- HR Excellence in Research
Environmental Facilitator Training