• B2B


  • CBT

    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Coaching session

    Group and one-to-one career coaching sessions facilitated by a commissioned professional career coach.

  • Concordat

    The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers

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  • Development session

    session either designed and facilitated by an external supplier or by the Prosper team addressing a specific topic or skillset.

  • Drop-in session

    Informal sessions with a member of the Prosper team, typically used as an opportunity for participants to ask any questions.

  • EDI

    Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

  • Employer session

    Workshop, panel or discussion session with one or more person from a company or working in a sector beyond academia. Can include sessions arranged with former postdocs now working in a sector other than academia/HEI.

  • HASS

    Humanities, arts, and social sciences

  • HEI

    Higher education institution

  • HEIs

    Higher Education Institutions

  • HESA

    Higher Education Statistics Agency

  • Hidden job market

    Jobs that are not publicly advertised

  • IGO

    Intergovernmental organisation

  • informational interview

    Conversations about careers with people that work in a field or industry of interest to you

  • Job role

    The specific function (objectives, tasks, skills) that you serve in an organisation

  • Jobs board

    A website that employers use to advertise their vacancies

  • KPI

    Key Performance Indicator

  • KTP

    Knowledge Transfer Partnership

  • NGO

    Non-governmental organisation

  • PAR


  • Recap session

    A session held periodically (every quarter for example) to give the highlights of the sessions/activities which have taken place during that time period.

  • ROI

    Return on Investment

  • RSA

    The royal society for arts, manufactures and commerce


    Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts for People and the Economy/Environment

  • SME

    Small and medium-sized enterprises

  • SMEs

    Small and medium-sized enterprises

  • Social session

    Informal session, usually with a single topic or discussion prompt with the main aim to get the postdoc participants to interact and network with each other.

  • STAR


  • STEM

    Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

  • Third sector

    Also referred to as the charity sector, not-for-profit sector, community sector or civic sector, aims to create social rather than material wealth.

  • UN

    United Nations

  • WHO

    World Health Organisation

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