- University of Durham
- Yorkshire and North East
- Date first submitted:
- 21 Oct 2009
- 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
- Career development
- Postgraduate researchers
- Doctoral researchers
Impact Level 2: Learning
Improved knowledge of career options for researchers outwith academia
Impact Level 3: Behaviour
Increased self-awareness of skills and increased self-confidence in own abilities to excel in a competitive recruitment process.
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?
These case studies were collated into a paper based and electronic resource for researchers, and also used when approrpiate in workshops e.g. induction to PhD at durham. This is meant to widen researchers horizons and help motivate and inspire them.
Better knowledge of the options open to researchers and the inspiration to explore their own options further
Are there any pre-requisites for engagement, e.g. levels of skill, years of experience, essential pre-activities?
How many participate in each 'activity'?
Evaluation: benefits, challenges and next steps
How do you monitor effectiveness?
Who do you seek feedback from?
Do you have benchmarks?
As well as benefiting the current research community it helps alumni relations as those contacted where pleased to be asked to share their experiences.
Main challenge was getting people to write a case study but this was helped by getting a list of all PhD alumni registered with the alumni office. THese people were much more positive and responsive than when I used the DLHE data from the previous year.