Yorkshire-based digital agency Feel Created has designed and launched the Prosper portal for The University of Liverpool. The online platform offers postdoctoral researchers, managers and institutions across the UK access to a wide range of resources that are designed to help them fulfil their career potential. This collaborative effort between Feel Created and the Prosper team resulted in an accessible solution that enables postdocs to thrive across multiple career pathways. The portal is described by Dr. James Howard, project director at Prosper and Director of the UoL Development Academy, as “a freely accessible interactive tool that postdocs can tap into for support on every aspect of their career journey, from self-reflection to practical skills”. The custom content management system (CMS), which was developed by Feel Created, offers a strong user experience that enables postdocs and supporting staff to easily and efficiently navigate through the platform’s written and video resources. The Prosper portal is open to all postdocs, managers of researchers, and research institutions looking to enhance their own postdoc career development programs. Future developments will include the regular updating of existing resources, feeding into three interlinking Reflect, Explore, and Act themes.
Ian Long, creative director at Feel Created, stated: “Much thought has gone into the functionality of the Prosper CMS from all contributors,” while also adding, “We’re now at a point where we can get users straight to relevant information, with the option to map and revisit their journey.” Postdocs from the pilot cohorts have already experienced success through Prosper and those across the country can now utilise the new system’s advanced functionality to tailor the experience to their needs.
This innovative online platform is designed to give postdocs access to resources that will enable them to fulfil their true career potential. The Prosper portal, developed by Feel Created in collaboration with the Prosper team, unlocks postdocs’ potential to thrive across multiple career pathways. The custom CMS offers a strong user experience that allows users to easily navigate through the platform’s written and video resources. The Prosper portal is available to all postdocs, managers of researchers, and research institutions, and will continue to be updated regularly in three interlinking Reflect, Explore, and Act themes.