Vitae Connections Week 2021
7-10 September 2021

Vitae Connections Week 2021

View the plenary recordings from Vitae Connections Week 2021 - our annual international researcher development conference reimagined as a fully online event. Access from anywhere, connect with colleagues, and be immersed in the latest policy and practice of researcher development.

View our workshops recordings, slides and outputs and our On Demand content

See our programme

Vitae Three Minute Thesis ® competition
10 September 2021

Vitae Three Minute Thesis ® competition

Three Minute Thesis challenges doctoral candidates to present a compelling spoken presentation on their research topic and its significance in just three minutes.

Congratulations to our 2 winners!

Watch the 2021 competition

Meet our 6 finalists 2021 and our final judges 2021

Getting the most out of CEDARS data
12 October 2021

Getting the most out of CEDARS data

This event will look at how the data from CEDARS can be analysed and the ways in which it might be applied, using case study examples at the national and institutional level.

Bookings closed

Vitae Member Forums October and November 2021
October and November 2021

Vitae Member Forums October and November 2021

Following on from our thematic member forums earlier in the year, Vitae invites members to join these perspective-based forums to consider issues relevant to their role and to meet and discuss with others in similar roles.

You can now view the themes and book to attend a Vitae member forum

Connections: Policy & practice
23 November 2021

Connections: Policy & practice

This online event is for those who would like to broaden their understanding of evaluation and impact of researcher development to inform institutional policy and practice. Participants will explore different challenges facing them now and in the future, and consider how supporting the development of researchers can help tackle them, with an emphasis on demonstrating impact.

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Mental Health and Wellbeing in Structured Doctorates
1 December 2021

Mental Health and Wellbeing in Structured Doctorates

This event will explore PGR mental health and wellbeing in the specific context of structured doctorates, including professional doctorates, doctoral training partnerships and taught PhDs. 

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Festive networking
9 December 2021

Festive networking

This community-driven networking event is an opportunity for those who support the career and professional development of researchers to come together and reflect on events and learning from 2021, to make new connections and renew old ones. It will also be an opportunity to lift spirits and have a little fun at the end of what has been a difficult year for all.

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Connections: Getting to Grips
19 May 2022

Connections: Getting to Grips

This is a professional development event for those who have recently taken on responsibility for supporting researchers in their professional development, whether as a full-time role or as a part-time activity.

Register your interest to be advised when bookings open.

Upcoming activities

Upcoming activities

Take a look at the upcoming activities for this year in our Vitae Annual Programme 2020-2021

The Vitae themes for 2020-2021 are: community conversation, researcher culture, wellbeing and mental health, communities of practice, demonstrating the impact of researcher development and researcher careers data

COMING SOON: Look out for our Annual programme for 2021-2022