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Lunchtime Legends

The Lunchtime Legends sessions have finished for the 2019-20 academic year. 

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.

Please see the AY 2019-20 programme below which shows the range of topics covered by Lunchtime Legends

Lunchtime Legends poster (PDF, 255 KB)

AY 2019-20 programme

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

29 January 202

Getting Published (Sciences)
Dr Urska Demsar, Dr Sebastian Schulz, Prf Eli Zysman-Colman

5 February 2020

Getting Published (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)
Prof Bettina Bildhauer, Prof Phillips O'Brien, Prof Roger Rees

12 February 2020

Leading a Research Group
Dr Bela Bode, Prof Nigel Rapport, Dr Judith Sleeman

19 February 2020

Research Council Assessment Panels (Sciences)
Prof Julie Harris, Prof Moira Jardine, Prof Mike Ritchie

26 February 2020

Research Council Assessment Panels (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)
Prof Kirstie Ball, Prof Nina Laurie, Prof Andrew Pettegree

11 March 2020

Current Issues in the Higher Education Research Environment in the UK
Prof Tom Brown, Research & Innovation Services (RIS), Research Business Development and Contracts (RBDC)

01 April 2020

Engaging with the public – working with broadcast media
Prof David Paterson, Dr Rose Harris-Birtill, Dr Mhairi Stewart

22 April 2020

Engaging with the public – schools and public engagement
Dr Jonathan Fraser, Dr Kirsty Ross, Dr Mhairi Stewart, Dr Anne-Marie Weijmans

29 April 2020

From Post-Doc to Lecturer (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)
Dr Michael Carroll, Dr Filippo Costa Buranelli, Dr Elsje van Kessel

13 May 2020

From Post-Doc to Lecturer (Sciences)
Dr David Hughes, Dr Hamid Ohadi, Dr Manon Schweinfurth


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.

Learn more about the support available from Vitae.

Additional links

CoRe Skills Leaflet (PDF, 750 KB)

- Athena SWAN
- HR Excellence in Research
- Research Staff Forum