List of past events

We're building up an archive of past events for our new website. Contact us if you can't find what you're looking for. Follow links to event presentations and outcomes to find slides, videos, reports and more from past Vitae events.


Vitae member forums 2021

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Continuing our annual programme theme of community conversation, we will be hosting a number of Vitae member forums in April, May and June covering a variety of topics and challenges relevant to the Vitae community. These forums will be an opportunity to meet and discuss with peers from across Vitae membership and will be of interest to those involved in or responsible for supporting the development of researchers.


Branching out with CEDARS: a practice sharing event

As we near the beginning of the benchmarking year for the Culture, Employment and Development in Academic Research Survey (CEDARS) we invite members to come together to learn more about how CEDARS can support your institutional strategy and future planning, have the opportunity to discuss results of the 2020 CEDARS pilot with peers and share practice on engaging your researcher population with surveys.


Connections: Getting to grips

Our annual professional development event for anyone who has recently taken on responsibility for supporting researchers in their professional development, whether as a full-time role or as a part-time activity.


IP for research events 2021

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Following on from the success of the virtual Live lectures in the 2019-20 programme, Vitae and the IPO will again be offering free online live lectures within the 2020/21 programme. These events aim to increase the Intellectual Property (IP) knowledge and skills of doctoral and early career researchers and facilitate relationships within institutions to support the management and development of IP.


Vitae festive networking 2020

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 2020, 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.


Perspectives on researcher wellbeing and mental health: supervisors sharing ideas and making connections

An online event for anyone who is actively involved in the supervision of doctoral researchers, who has supervised in the past or may do in the future.


#VitaeChat: Open Access and Open Research

Be part of the practice and policy conversation


Vitae Connections Week 2020

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Take part in Vitae Connections Week 2020 (#VitaeCon2020); a collection of live and pre-prepared opportunities for knowledge and practice sharing, networking and discussion among those with an interest in researcher development globally. The week of online activities will run from 14 to 17 September and will include live-streamed keynote presentations, small-group interactive and discussion sessions, our popular poster session and exhibition area reimagined for remote access, as well as the Vitae 3MT competition 2020 final, sponsored by Taylor & Francis.


UKRSA Twitter chat: Connecting #researchers

Join us on 8 September 2020 at 12.00 until 13.00 (UK GMT+1) for the UKRSA Twitter chat: Connecting #researchers


Vitae member roundtable events June and July 2020

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Throughout June and July, we will be hosting a series of Vitae member roundtable discussions for researcher developers on a variety of relevant topics and challenges that we as a community are currently facing.


#VitaeChat: Mental health & wellbeing

Join us on 19 May 2020 at 12.00 until 13.00 (UK GMT) for our #vitaechat via Twitter on Mental Health & Wellbeing


Connections: Getting to grips May 2020

Our annual professional development event for anyone who has recently taken on responsibility for supporting researchers in their professional development, whether as a full-time role or as a part-time activity.


HR Excellence in Research Award Member Webinar

A Member Webinar to discuss the impact of the new Researcher Development Concordat on the HR EiR process.



Vitae-Charlesworth Training Pilot

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Host pilot courses for your researchers in Preparing to publish and peer review and Open Research


IP for research events

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Vitae and the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) are delighted to be partnering on a series of ‘IP for Research’ workshops, webinars and a live lecture during the spring of 2020. These events aim to increase the Intellectual Property (IP) knowledge and skills of doctoral and early career researchers and facilitate relationships within institutions to support the management and development of IP.


Host a 'women in spin-outs' focus group

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The supervisor's voice

The supervisor's voice: the role and limits of the supervisory relationship in supporting doctoral researcher wellbeing and professional development


Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2019

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This annual conference is the only dedicated event that brings together all those with a strategic and practical role in developing researchers. Last year's event saw over 400 participants from the UK and internationally, including pro-vice-chancellors, heads of faculty, heads of graduate schools, HR directors, careers advisors, staff developers and trainers.


Research integrity workshop

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#VitaeChat: Raising the profile of researcher career development

Join us on June 2019 at 12.00 until 13.00 (UK GMT) for our #vitaechat via Twitter on Raising the profile of researcher career development


Connections: Getting to Grips 2019

Archive note: this event is now in the past. Our annual professional development event for anyone who has recently taken on responsibility for supporting researchers in their professional development, whether as a full-time role or as a part-time activity.


#VitaeChat: Wellbeing and Mental Health for Researchers

Join us on Monday 21 January 2019 at 12.00 until 13.00 (UK GMT) for our #vitaechat via Twitter on Wellbeing and Mental Health for Researchers


IP for Research Workshops

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Concordat consultation event for researchers

As part of the revision of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, and in parallel with the online consultation, members of the Concordat Strategy Group are hosting a series of sector consultation events, including this event dedicated to the views of researchers.


Concordat Consultation events

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To further inform the revision of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, and in parallel with the online consultation, members of the Concordat Strategy Group are hosting a series of sector consultation events.


#VitaeChat: Open Research – What researchers need to know

Join us on Thursday 29 November 2018 at 12.00 until 13.00 (UK GMT) for our #vitaechat via Twitter on Open Research - What researchers need to know


Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2018

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The established annual Vitae Researcher Development International Conference is the largest dedicated event that brings together all those with a strategic and practical role in developing researchers.