Thanking our N8 PostDocs during National PostDoc Appreciation Week 2020


From 21st-25th September, the N8 Research Partnership celebrated ‘National Postdoc Appreciation Week’.

This national event is an opportunity for universities to recognise and thank our postdoctoral researchers for the significant contributions that they make to the research and teaching environment in our institutions across the UK.

Notably this year, Covid-19 has had a particularly disruptive impact on PostDocs and research teams across the partnership. So we asked you to join us in saying thank you to them for facing the challenges experienced this year, and for stepping up to support the collective fight against Covid-19. Click here to take a look at some of the ways that our partner universities offered their support to the cause.

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 Northern universities of the N8 Research Partnership, and encouraging future generations of researchers in the Northern Powerhouse. We wanted 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.

Here are some of our #N8PostDoc ‘thank you’s’ from research teams across the N8 partnership this year:

N8 PostDocs - Ben Lopez


N8 PostDocs - James Nightingale