Conference blog 2010
This blog is a space to post your thoughts and reflections on conference themes for 2010. Blogs and comments are welcomed from:
- those unable to attend the conference.
08 June 2010
Vitae Research Staff Conference 2010: Report on Workshop B1 - Case study examples from local RSAs and launch of RSA guide
This workshop consisted of talks by four speakers; Dr. Rob Hardwick who gave an Introduction to the UKRSA guide to Research Staff Associations, Dr. David Proctor who spoke about his extensive experience as co-chair of the College of Life Sciences Postdoc Association at the University of Dundee, Dr Jo Rees who told us about her experience with Postdocs of Cambridge and Sheila Thompson, a champion of Research Staff Associations at the University of Edinburgh, who explained how Universities can help Research Staff Associations. This was followed by a constructive discussion session focused on the experiences of the workshop members in setting up and running successful Research Staff Associations. A summary of the talks and discussion session is provided within.
10 November 2010
Dear All I was due to run special interest session at the conference on using Elluminate! (or equivalents) for web-cam-based collaborative
24 August 2010
I led the workshop A4 ‘Sources of support for equality and diversity’. I outline here what has been discussed with the presenters. Mrs. Jennifer Woolley, Chief Executive of The Daphne Jackson Trust, and Rukhsana Rahim Din, co-ordinator of the Connect project in UKRC, talked about what their organisations do and what the bigger picture of their activities are.
12 November 2010
03 November 2010
2010 Vitae research staff conference will be held on next Thursday (4th Nov). My feeling is...
27 October 2010
Categories: research staff
It can be hard to engage many researchers on the topic of "commercial awareness"; an understanding of how business operates. Maybe it's because it all seems a bit too corporate and outside of the moral value set that researchers instinctively work toward that colours their opinions on enterprise? Maybe there is an issue about relevance at stake here also? On the first day of #vitae10 conference we described a different way of conducting business - social enterprise - and how we are currently producing a set of resources that are specifically targeted at researchers to raise awareness of social enterprise, what they do and how they operate. I recorded a summary of my thoughts on the matter in an audiocast which you can find right here: http://bit.ly/divJy3
07 September 2010
Conference attendees may be interested in some reflections on the conference now live on the Research Staff Blog.
10 September 2010
09 September 2010
09 September 2010