'Advancing in Academia' is a highly successful interactive one-day event, presenting early career researchers with an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of how to succeed in a competitive and complex research environment and allows them to think about the pros and cons of different career options available.
The event materials are now freely available for use by UK higher education institutions.
This interactive one-day event enables participants to:
- review the current higher education environment
- meet with successful academics from a range of disciplines to hear how they advanced their academic career
- understand the balance required between skills, achievements and building their professional profile
- review where they are in their career, where they want to be and how to get there
- ask questions that they've always wanted to but weren't sure who to ask
- network with fellow researchers
- develop an action plan to strategically manage their career.
The research carried out by the UK's higher education sector is held in extremely high regard by the international community. In producing 8% of the world's scientific papers and 13% of the world's most highly cited works, the UK ranks second only to the USA. The UK's research staff are central to this achievement.
Like most careers, there are many elements that are required in order to develop a successful academic career and these are not always transparent. This event addresses how to succeed in a competitive and complex research environment and will allow you to think about the pros and cons of different career options available .
The programme has been developed to ensure that it has the flexibility to be delivered to researchers from a mixture of disciplines. The materials from the programme can be run as a stand-alone event or integrated into existing HEI provision.
Manuals with all the information needed to organise and deliver the programme can be downloaded by UK higher education institutions.
Please contact us if you would like to discuss the programme in more detail.
"All the exercises were great and really useful. I liked the interaction and demystification of expectations and difficulties in HE"
"it showed me how important it is to sell myself and that decisions made while at work are important as they can have different impacts"
 What are HEI research staff for?, Rugby Team, 2007