Vitae Live YouTube Q&A: Successful career planning for researchers, 18 January @ 14.00.

vitae-youtube-q-and-a-january-2017Do you regularly review, plan and develop your career? Perhaps you’re in the final year of your PhD, just starting out in research or considering another fixed-term post? Whatever your situation, planning and managing your career is worth making time for.

If you don’t know where to start, join us on the 18 January at 2pm (UK Time) to explore career options for researchers and make sure your professional development planning becomes a successful life-changing habit rather than something you only consider once every few years.

Career opportunities for researchers cover a wide range of sectors including higher education; manufacturing; finance; business and IT; health; and public administration. Recent trends demonstrate that most researchers will go on to pursue a career beyond academic research or teaching. So how do you decide which career to embrace? How do you find out which career would suit your strengths, values and interests? Finally, how do you plan to make that happen?

Join Vitae on the 18 January 2017 to explore the following questions:

How do you realise what strengths and talents you have?
What kinds of career paths do researchers follow?
How do you make a career development plan?
Which qualifications and experience are required for various careers?


How to make a successful start as a PhD or research staff #vitaechat

Vitae is holding a Twitter chat for researchers on the 5 October (today), at 2 PM (UK time) on the theme of Getting started in a new role… Vitae Researcher Bulletin

Have you recently made a fresh start in your research career? 

Have you just…

  • moved to a new department or organisation?
  • started a new placement or contract?
  • relocated, or about to start your doctorate? 

During this live Twitter chat, (a follow-up to our #vitaehangout on a related theme) the host will lead participants through a conversation on inductions, challenges of integrating and building networks, and dealing with other common issues relating to transitions.



Future Directions for the development of researchers: Next Generation of Leaders in Scotland

Stirling Court

The Scottish Funding Council, University of Stirling and Vitae are inviting registrations for “Future Directions for the development of researchers: Next Generation of Leaders in Scotland”, which will take place on 1 June at the University of Stirling.

This event will look at the development of research leaders through cohort building, cross-sectoral networks, and collaborative approaches. Speakers and participants will explore how to foster excellence in leadership development in Scotland, including case studies of what is already being done and considering what more could be done to push this agenda forward.

The event will explore a number of question around the need for efficient and effective development of researchers’ leadership talent, such as:

How do the current training, experiences and opportunities effectively meet the needs of the leadership of the future in different sectors?

  • Does the national climate enable and empower early career academics, research staff and doctoral researchers to meet their leadership potential?
  • Do the available development opportunities respect and include the diversity of individuals and the diversity of future career paths?

This event is open to all stakeholders in the professional development of researchers as aspiring leaders, including researcher developers, staff developers, careers advisors, research managers, representatives of funding councils and charities, supervisors and principal investigators, senior academics and managers.

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