Advancing in academia01 June 2009
Are you interested in advancing your academic career in the UK?
Do you know what’s required? Do you have a plan?
The research carried out by the UK’s higher education sector is held in extremely high regard by the international community. In producing 8% of the world’s scientific papers and 13% of the world’s most highly cited works, the UK ranks second only to the USA. The UK’s research staff are central to this achievement*.
Like most careers, there are many elements that are required in order to develop a successful academic career and these are not always transparent. This event addresses how to succeed in a competitive and complex research environment and will allow you to think about the pros and cons of different career options available.
This interactive one-day event is aimed at early career researchers and will enable you to:
review the current higher education environment
meet with successful academics from a range of disciplines to hear how they advanced their academic career
understand the balance required between skills, achievements and building your professional profile
review where you are in your career, where you want to be and how to get there
ask questions that you’ve always wanted to but weren’t sure who to ask network with fellow researchers
develop an action plan to strategically manage your career.
*What are HEI research staff for?, Rugby Team, 2007
- Postgraduate researchers.
- Jonathan Roberts
This event is free to attend and is open to research staff.
To secure a place on the event you will need to pay a refundable deposit of £25. Upon attendance of the course your deposit will be refunded. Further details can be found on the booking form.