- 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
- HR-related activities
- Career development
- Postgraduate researchers
- Doctoral researchers
Impact Level 2: Learning
Improved knowledge of career options and longer term career paths 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?
This series of lunches is designed to allow researchers access to those who have already made a successful transition from academia into other employment sectors. Small groups mean individuals can ask questions in a relaxed informal setting, that they may not ask in a large talk.
Broaden the horisons of researchers and increase their knowledge of employment sectors, specific job roles and the expectations of employers outside of academia as well as within HE.
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?
Directly contributes to the researchers career planning process and engages with the wider community and alumni.
Getting speakers to give up the time to travel to Durham. Ensure a good attendance
This has now run successfully for 3 years, every year with different topics / guests