The Future Leaders Fellows Development Network offers a range of online and in-person events across the country to suit different stages and cohort.

Our events support the development of FLFs across Leadership, Communications and Media, Public and Policy Engagement, Impact and Entrepreneurship, Networking and Research Culture from expert facilitators.

Take a look at our event types and login to sign-up for events to support your personal development journey.

“The Future Leaders Fellows Development Network provides and unrivalled support system for Fellows at all levels, with so many varied opportunities and events for career and personal development. I highly recommend it!” 



Communication and Media

Our Communication and Media events will equip you with the tools to effectively engage with the media to give your research broader reach and impact. We offer a host of sessions with experts and experienced media experts and seasoned journalists.

Collaboration and Cross Sector

We offer a number of events to foster interdisciplinary collaboration between FLFs including our In-person Crucible event. Crucible offers time and space to tackle new challenges and develop projects and ideas with your peers across specialties. Create lasting networks and expand your horizons with these events.

“A rare chance to come together and exchange ideas with colleagues across disciplines” 



Impact and Entrepreneurship

Explore commercialisation, translation and furthering the impact of your research with these events. These practical events demystify these areas and provide tools to expand the horizons of your research. Many of our events are delivered in collaboration with external experts including the Helix Way and Innovation to Commercialisation of University Research (ICURe).


Our Leadership events offer support and development tailored to your own style and personality. Explore self leadership, how support your team for maximum success and set long term goals.

Our in-person Leadership Retreats offer time to focus on real challenges, have honest reflections on unconscious habits – and take away refreshed ideas adaptive to your diverse teams.

“The Leadership Retreat was an exceptional opportunity to meet fellows with similar experiences and learn about how we can change the way we think and act in order to lead more inclusively and with greater care for both our teams and ourselves.”




Our network events include introductions to mentoring and growing your collaboration and support networks. Explore opportunities to connect with the diverse community surrounding the Future Leaders Fellows Development Network and our partners.

Research Culture

Research culture is an evolving landscape, we offer events to support you navigating the space and making positive change within your teams and organisations.

Making events accessible

We are committed to ensuring our events are inclusive and accessible to all members of the Network. In addition to recording upon request, we can provide auto captions and transcripts for our online events or hire BSL/English interpreters and live human transcription (online and in-person). We are aware these options are not exhaustive and will endeavour to provide any other support requested.

Family Friendly Policy

Our Family Friendly Policy is intended to facilitate the participation of all Fellows with caring responsibilities, whether for children or infants, elderly or disabled people, or other dependents.