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Practice No. 154
Last modified: 25/03/2011 16:08:23
Institution: University of OxfordUsing the Skills Training Programme courses, the Medical Sciences Division seeks to equip Graduate Research Students and Research Staff members with a comprehensive set of skills ensuring each researcher realises his/her maximum potential and thereby lay the foundations for a successful career in the sciences.
Practice No. 697
Last modified: 25/03/2011 16:01:45
Institution: University of OxfordAs part of the Medical Sciences Divisional Skills Training Programme graduate students and postdoctoral researchers are invited to explore moving away from academia and consider the opportunities open to them for a career based in Medical Writing and Medical Communications. Beginning with an introductory session comprising of presentations and a networking lunch with potential employers. Then a more focussed two workshop.
Practice No. 1045
Last modified: 25/03/2011 14:49:28
Institution: University of NottinghamA residential workshop for PhD students and Early Career Researchers (ECRs) with an interest in interdisciplinarity and the commercialisation of research.
Practice No. 1035
Last modified: 25/03/2011 14:24:23
Institution: University of NottinghamDeveloping enterprise skills amongst postgraduate and post-doctoral researchers working on engineering or engineering related topics. Originally a partnership between the University of Nottingham and Loughborough University. Extended in 2011 to all Midlands Universities.
Practice No. 825
Last modified: 25/03/2011 10:29:09
Institution: University of NorthamptonThis was a one day event by the end of which all participants and stakeholders have committed to active involvement in implementing an action plan during the next academic year supporting the career development of researchers.
Practice No. 930
Last modified: 25/03/2011 08:55:56
Institution: University of the West of EnglandRecently there has been growing interest in an alternate business model, social enterprise. This is a different way of doing business that trades for a social purpose whereby the social or environmental aims of the business are of equal importance to its commercial activities. Consequently the skills required for running a successful social enterprise combine those typical of enterprise activities generally with a strong motivation and passion for social improvement. We have found that this aspect is useful in engaging researchers because at the heart of social enterprise is a strong commitment to achieving a better society, a motivation that resonates with that which typically drives the research agenda and researchers themselves. This collaborative project with Vitae has been successful in developing written and associated video materials to explore enterprise skills with early career researchers. There are plans to disseminate the resources via Vitae as part of the ongoing move to produce development resources that are freely available to HEIs as part of the research skills development agenda, this is likely to be in January 2011.
Practice No. 1251
Last modified: 24/03/2011 16:09:21
Institution: British Antarctic Survey, British Antarctic SurveyVisiting schools and outreach events to give students the opportunity to meet the public and be the face of BAS.
Practice No. 824
Last modified: 24/03/2011 14:36:36
Institution: University of ManchesterA programme accredited by the Institue of Leadership and Management (ILM), covering both theory and practice of management and leadership. It is designed for Research Staff who are interested in developing these key skill areas, both to support their current roles and their career development – whether in academia, industry, business or other contexts. Format: induction and taster (60-120 mins), seven one-day workshops over four months, a two-day residential intensive with a computer business game simulation, directed reading and discussion via an online forum, two written assessments.
Practice No. 898
Last modified: 24/03/2011 12:06:48
Institution: University of DurhamThis is a series of lunchtime informal networking and information events. Each of the 6-8 sessions has 2 guests who will spent 45 answering researchers questions about their career followed by a networking lunch. Guest will all have PhDs and many will be alumni of the institution
Practice No. 673
Last modified: 24/03/2011 12:04:22
Institution: University of DurhamThe North East of England has many exciting opportunities to offer researchers and are keen to retain excellent graduates from North East Universities. This conference gives researchers a chance to discover what the North East can offer them outwith the university sector.