Working In The North East Conference
- University of Durham
- Yorkshire and North East
- Date first submitted:
- 28 Oct 2008
- Date last modified:
- 24 Mar 2011
- Relationship to RDF:
- Domain A: Knowledge and intellectual abilities
- Domain B: Personal effectiveness
- Personal Qualities
- Professional and career development
- Domain C: Research governance and organisation
- Domain D: Engagement, influence and impact
- Knowledge exchange
- Career development
- Postgraduate researchers
- Research staff
Impact Level 2: Learning
Improved knowledge of the labour market, in the North East of England, for researchers
Rationale, aims and outcomes
What is the rationale for doing this?
How does it fit with institutional strategy?
What are the main features of the provision?
What are the aims and expected outcomes?
Many researchers have established ties to the region and are keen to secure employment here. Meanwhile the region is keen to attract and retain talent. This event aims to facilitate a win-win situation.
The institution is committed to helping the region flourish especially retaining our own graduates.
This will be a series of speakers, followed by a "questions time" style panel and then a networking opportuntiy over refreshments. running for the first time in November 2008
During this conference researchers will:-
- Hear from speakers representing several regional agencies and employer federations
- Gain an overview of the Labour Market in this region Hear from recent PhD graduates working in a range of sectors across the region
- Be able to ask questions of the panel
- Have a chance for informal networking with the panel as well as other researchers from all North East universities
- Find out how to contitue with career planning and job search for the North East.
Are there any pre-requisites for engagement, e.g. levels of skill, years of experience, essential pre-activities?
How many participate in each 'activity'?
Up to 100 researchers
Evaluation: benefits, challenges and next steps
How do you monitor effectiveness?
Who do you seek feedback from?
Do you have benchmarks?
Benefits to researchers - better understanding of the opportunties in the region and also named contacts to follow up
Employers - attracting high quality applicants motivated to remain in the region.
Getting the right speakers - involve regional bodies from conception of the idea.
This conference was successfuly run in 2008 & 2009 but due to the high impact of the recession and state of change the 2010 session was not run. This will hoepfully be offered again in 2011. l