During cohort 1 we delivered a total of 91 sessions, totalling 107 hours 15 mins (from 29/04/21 to 29/03/22). We’ve classified the types of activities we scheduled for cohort 1 into six types; coaching, drop-in, recap, social, employer and development. All career coaching was delivered by five commissioned external career coaches.
Each member of cohort 1 was allocated a total of 3.5 hours of 1:1 career coaching, plus 15 hours of group career coaching across the 12 months of the cohort. Postdocs were assigned coaching groups with a broad aim to get groups of mixed discipline, gender and ethnicity as far as possible. No group coaching group exceeded 11 postdocs. Postdocs were assigned to the same career coach for both group and 1:1 coaching. See tables 4 and 5 for details of the coaching allocated versus used.