Sealey Associates

Case Study - University of Exeter

Higher Education Innovation and Collaboration

Coaching and Training

Sealey Associates delivered 1:1 coaching and facilitated online peer to peer-to-peer learning sessions for a cohort of postdoctoral fellows spanning politics, geography, biosciences, history and mathematics. The coaching programme covered areas including grant applications, research publication strategy, stakeholder engagement and career development. Outputs included academic and non-academic publications; conference papers; blogs; press articles; virtual workshops; multiple grant applications including: AHRC pilot EDI Fellowship; UKRI COVID-19 Urgent Call; COP26 Fellowship Application; NERC IRF, and UKRI Citizen Science.

‘Bridget provided me with invaluable support and guidance to assist me in developing my postdoctoral research. She has been a brilliant mentor, and has helped the development of my work by sharing her broad range of knowledge relating to academia and its connections to other sectors. I would highly recommend Bridget’s expertise to others seeking leadership and inspiration for the development of research initiatives or other related activities.’
Dr Emma Marshall, Research Fellow, University of Exeter.

Sealey Associates also delivered online training to approximately 30 researchers from across STEM and HASS disciplines entitled Applying for Government Tenders. The session covered: government tenders and broader research and impact strategy; types of opportunity within a specified research area; how to approach opportunities; the costs and benefits of applying for a government tender; and tips for applying for tenders successfully. The session was delivered via Zoom, using Google Docs, GoogleJamboard and Mentimeter to aid collaborative learning and reflection.