Thank your N8 PostDocs during National PostDoc Appreciation Week 2020


From 21st-25th September, join the N8 Research Partnership in celebrating ‘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 would especially like 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.

Click to download and share the N8 PostDocs ‘Thank you’ poster, our Twitter graphic and Twitter animation




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 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 21st-25th September join us in sharing  your #N8PostDocs on Twitter, helping us show our appreciation to the thousands of postdocs who work in the N8 universities. Here’s how to get involved:

  • Click to download our N8 PostDocs ‘Thank you’ poster, and Twitter graphic and Twitter animation
  • Fill out the poster with the name and a note to one of your postdocs and take a photo
  • Tweet your thanks using the poster, graphic or or animation!
  • Don’t forget to use the hashtag #N8PostDocs and tag your team!


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


You can also take a look at some of the people who got involved last year, to say a big thank you with #N8PostDocs 2019!