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What every new researcher needs to know #vitaechat

Whether you're just starting your doctorate, a new research project or a new job, it can be daunting to embark on a new professional journey.


Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2017

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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.


Getting to Grips: Vitae Connections

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.


Supporting interdisciplinary researchers: member networking seminar 2017 – Yorkshire and North East

Vitae is pleased to invite member HEIs to the Yorkshire and North East networking seminar, co-hosted by Newcastle University


New approaches to developing researchers: member networking seminar 2017 – East of England

Vitae is pleased to invite member HEIs to the next member networking seminar, co-hosted by Anglia Ruskin University


Navigating your digital profile #vitaehangout

Live FREE online #vitaehangout for early career reseachers


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

Vitae is pleased to invite member HEIs to the North West membership networking seminar, co-hosted by the University of Salford


Engaging different stakeholders: member networking seminar 2017 – London

Vitae is pleased to invite member HEIs to the London membership networking seminar, co-hosted by Queen Mary University of London


Structures, policies and change in researcher development

This event examines the changing context for researcher development, in terms of the different policies, structures and types of organisation, the demographics and directions of the researcher population, and the broader policy landscape that interacts at all levels.


Responsible research and innovation (RRI): member networking seminar 2017 – Scotland and Northern Ireland

Vitae is pleased to invite member HEIs to the Scotland and Northern Ireland networking seminar, co-hosted by the University of Strathclyde.


Enabling flexible pedagogies: member networking seminar 2017 - South West and Wales

Vitae is pleased to invite member HEIs to the South West and Wales networking seminar, co-hosted by the UWE, Bristol


Supporting the well-being of researchers: member networking seminar 2017 - South East

Vitae is pleased to invite member HEIs to the South East regional meeting, co-hosted by the University of Surrey.


Coping with stress and anxiety: Health and well-being for researchers

Live FREE online #vitaehangout for early career reseachers


Establishing parity for BME researchers: member networking seminar 2017 – Midlands

Vitae is pleased to invite member HEIs to the Midlands networking seminar, co-hosted by Coventry University.


Online event for staff supporting researchers: Supporting researcher well-being

Live online event for researcher developers at member organisations


Inclusive researcher development #InclusiveRD

This event will explore where and how researcher development happens across the landscape of an organisation. The event will feature perspectives from different parts of an organisation, considering both practice and policy, and there will be opportunity for questions, discussions, networking and practice sharing. Participants will be able to explore different models of researcher development, including formal and informal approaches.


New Year's Goals: Successful career planning for researchers #vitaehangout

Live FREE online #vitaehangout for early career reseachers


Make a successful start as a PhD or research staff

During this live Twitter chat, the host will lead participants through a discussion of inductions, challenges of integrating and building networks, and dealing with other common issues.


MedComms free careers day

This will be the sixth time we have run what is now established as an annual event in Manchester. Once again we will have an enthusiastic audience of post-docs and DPhil/PhD students and others from the biomedical sciences departments within and around Manchester and from other Universities across the UK, who will meet with a number of medical communications professionals for a highly engaging session which presents medical writing and account management in MedComms as attractive career options. Everyone with an interest in learning more about MedComms is welcome to join us.


Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2016

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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.


Vitae Connections: Getting to grips with the job

This event is 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.


Mentoring and coaching: East of England Membership networking seminar

Vitae is pleased to invite member HEIs to the next member networking seminar, co-hosted by the University of Hertfordshire.


East of England: Membership networking seminar

Vitae is pleased to invite member HEIs to the next member networking seminar, co-hosted by the University of Essex.


Will getting a mentor boost your career? #vitaehangout

Live FREE online #vitaehangout for early career reseachers


Supporting supervisors in the development of their researchers: Membership networking seminar

Vitae is pleased to invite member HEIs to the next member networking seminar, co-hosted by UCLan.


Researcher development for non-linear career paths

This one-day event will use an Open Space format to explore ways to ensure appropriate professional development provision for all, whatever the route into, through and out of a doctoral degree. It’s open to all stakeholders in the professional development of researchers, particularly those working with part-time researchers and other researchers with non-linear career paths.


Future Directions for the development of researchers: Next Generation of Leaders in Scotland

Building on earlier successful Vitae events in January and April, this event will focus on leadership and how to develop the next generation of researchers in a Scottish context.


Digital researchers: Membership networking seminar 2016 - Scotland and Northern Ireland

Vitae is pleased to invite member HEIs to the Scotland and Northern Ireland network meeting, University of Aberdeen


Research into researcher development: Membership networking seminar - Yorkshire and North East

Vitae is pleased to invite member HEIs to the Yorkshire and North East networking seminar, co-hosted by the Durham University


Leadership in researcher development: Vitae Connections

This one-day professional development event, part of our upcoming Leadership Focus, aims to develop the leadership capabilities of staff supporting researchers, both in the UK and globally. Submit your workshop proposals by 8 February.