Developing researcher's public engagement skills: member networking seminar 2017 – North West

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Vitae is pleased to invite member HEIs to the North West member networking seminar, co-hosted by the University of Salford. This event is part of a series of networking seminars open to member organisations. The free seminars, hosted by our Vitae regional representatives and member organisations, aim to facilitate networking and practice-sharing among the staff based at Vitae member organisations.

The morning session is based around a priority theme, to encourage practice-sharing and networking. Expert speakers on the theme of engaging different stakeholders will provide thought-provoking input to stimulate discussion.

There will be an update from the Vitae team, followed by a broad discussion of interests and priorities. Feedback from this session will inform the Vitae membership programme for 2017/18.

By attending this event, you will:

  • be updated on the most recent Vitae activities and plans
  • have an opportunity to inform future Vitae strategy and contribute to the development of the Vitae 2017/18 programme
  • engage in discussion, debate and sharing practice around strategies for developing researcher's communication and public engagement skills
  • network with colleagues from member institutions and embed local networks and working groups

Who should attend?

Participants may be the Vitae membership key contacts, or other individuals able to speak on behalf of their institution. We encourage attendance from a variety of job functions, including PVCs; Heads of graduate schools, Researcher Developers, Research Offices, or HR; Directors of CDTs; E&D champions, as membership is for everyone within the institution with an interest in developing researchers. 

Seminars are open to all those based at Vitae member organisations and are free to attend. You can attend whichever and as many meetings as you like whether they're in your host region or not however priority will be giving to staff from the host region. 


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