The next issue of Incite is almost ready.

We’ll be exploring how PDRAs can better manage and improve their working relationships, including your own views you sent through to us. We meet some excellent researchers across the University who tell us their story and give some excellent advice for PDRAs looking to improve their communication skills, seek out and start new collaborations and connect with industry.

One researcher told us:

It is important that PDRAs know when to communicate about problems. A PDRA is more independent than a PhD-student, but they are still allowed to ask questions and shouldn’t wait too long when they have issues. They should know when to be independent, but also know their limits and don’t be afraid to look for help.

Do you agree? Let us know here on the blog or by e-mailing