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03_early_researchers_001We are really very delighted to share with you that the Researcher Professional Development team won the Times Higher Education (THE) Award for Outstanding support for Early Career Researchers.

We always knew that Think Ahead was unique and it makes us really happy that it’s now recognised as the sector leader; both for the productive partnership model we operate (the theme of our entry), and the fact that the framework for the professional development of researchers is inclusive across all faculties and open to PGRs as well as research staff.

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When theSept blog image Think Ahead team made the decision to start up a blog and share the writing between us, my first thought was ‘I’ve never written for a blog before, what if my writing isn’t good enough’. Writing has never been something that comes easily to me, I spend more time worrying about what to write and if it will be any good then actually getting pen to paper (or fingers to the keyboard so to speak). Even when I do get started on the writing, I find it so easy to be distracted away by the ping of a new email in my inbox, the buzz from a text message or an unnecessary urge to suddenly tidy my desk. The more I thought about writing for the blog, I started to reflect back to writing my PhD thesis and initially wondered how on earth I had managed to get 60,000 or so words written all those years ago…

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THEshortlist2014 We are delighted to announce that Think Ahead has been shortlisted in the Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers category of the Times Higher Education Awards 2014. We have added ​the good news ​to our ‘celebrating success’ webpage, including all the details of our ‘Productive Partnerships’ application – you can find all the information here in the right hand side bar. Congratulations to the team, and thank you indeed to all our partners. You can see the full shortlist for all categories here.