The research staff conference report (download)
Vitae's first UK-wide research staff conference took place on 5 November with over 60 research staff from over 40 institutions exploring some of the key issues faced by research staff in the current climate. Participants also discussed how to make their voice heard more effectively within institutions and by policymakers. There was a clear consensus for research staff to collaborate and build a collective voice on issues of career and personal development and that researcher issues were common across discipline and institutional boundaries.
‘I brought back a lot of action points from the conference and have worked through them with colleagues here to good effect. The university has been really supportive, too, including giving us support from all the relevant bits of the university to go ahead and create a one-stop webpage for research staff which will be a big improvement. As part of that, we will create a web presence for our Research Staff Forum.'
You can download the research staff conference report from our updated conference pages. On these pages you will also find all the plenary presentations as well as slides and outcomes of our conference 2009 workshop programme. Links to these web sections have also been included in the conference report.
Vitae research staff conference 2010 will be taking place in the autumn and date for this will be confirmed and posted on our website in the coming month.
Vitae research staff conference 2010 report (download)