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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. 462
Last modified: 24/03/2011 15:48:06
Institution: London School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineTailored for a Post-Graduate only environment the training workshops cover the main areas of teaching and learning. The workshops can be taken individually or as part of the School's integrated Certificate in Learning and Teaching (CILT). CILT is HEA accredited and supports the development of an academic career. CILT is structured as two 30 credit medium-level modules, and the full certificate is an award bearing Certificate of the University of London.
Practice No. 1074
Last modified: 24/03/2011 15:45:24
Institution: University of SussexInfoPlus is an online resource for postgraduate students and researchers. It supports the use of Library resources by highlighting the range of services that the Library offers via a blend of e-learning tutorials and videos.
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.
Practice No. 670
Last modified: 24/03/2011 12:00:10
Institution: University of DurhamThis interactive workshop will allow researchers to gain a better understanding of themselves and others, allowing them to reflect upon what is important to them in their life and help with career decision making. Benefits include improved skills in managing change, working effectively in teams, resolving conflict, career decision making and even improved communication within personal relationships. Researchers will be required to complete an on-line questionnaire before attending the session.
Practice No. 569
Last modified: 24/03/2011 11:57:08
Institution: University of DurhamThis session takes participants through the whole process of identifying opportunities outside the academic world and then step by step through the recruitment process. This includes how to produce a top quality non- academic CV and complete applications forms well, by translating their experience, education and achievements from the academic world to the language of industry, business and commerce. They finish by looking at how to prepare for and excel at interview.