Celebrate ‘National Postdoc Appreciation Week’ with #N8PostDocs


From 16th – 20th September, join the N8 Research Partnership in celebrating ‘National Postdoc Appreciation Week’.

The N8 universities are taking part in this national event, which is an opportunity to recognise and thank our postdoctoral researchers for the significant contributions that they make to the research and teaching environment in universities across the UK.

Postdoctoral researchers make up a crucial part of the research and academic body in our universities.  Nurturing and developing this talent is vital to generating new knowledge and innovation throughout the universities of the N8 Research Partnership and encouraging future generations of researchers in the Northern Powerhouse.  We want to highlight the diversity within our postdoc population and the vast range of contributions they make to ensuring that the N8 is a vibrant and successful research powerhouse in the North of England.

So from 16-20th September we’re launching our #N8PostDocs campaign on Twitter, and we need your help to reach and show our appreciation to the thousands of postdocs who work in our N8 universities.

Please get involved!

  • Download the Thank You poster and Thank You graphics below
  • Fill out the poster with details of some outstanding work or contributions made by one of your team, and post a photo to Twitter – see below!
  • Or just simply post the Thank you graphic to Twitter, with a message of gratitude
  • Don’t forget to use the hashtag #N8PostDocs so we can share your messages, and tag your postdoc!



Download the Thank you Poster here.

Download the Thank You graphic (square) here.

Download the Thank You graphics (landscape) here.