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Vitae SNI Hub Preparing for Leadership for Research Staff

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A two day interactive course suitable for postdoctoral research staff who are starting to take leadership roles or who wish to take on more leadership roles in the future


Improving equality in the research environment #vitaehangout

Live FREE online #vitaehangout for those with an interest in equality and diversity in higher education


Vitae Regional Network Meeting 2015 - London

Vitae is pleased to invite member HEIs to the London regional meeting, co-hosted by the UCL Institute of Education.


Vitae Regional Network Meeting 2015 - South East

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


Vitae Regional Network Meeting 2015 - South West and Wales

Vitae is pleased to invite member HEIs to the South West and Wales regional meeting, co-hosted by the University of Bath.


Vitae Regional Network Meeting 2015 - Yorkshire and North East

Vitae is pleased to invite member HEIs to the Yorkshire and North East regional meeting, co-hosted by Sheffield Hallam University.


Vitae Regional Network Meeting 2015 - Midlands

Vitae is pleased to invite member HEIs to the Midlands regional meeting, co-hosted by the University of Birmingham.


Research Staff Futures: Enhancing Professional Effectiveness – NW Region

Research Staff Futures: Enhancing Professional Effectiveness aims to help new Research Staff and Academics make an effective start with their research careers. It focuses on two important themes being more effective in the face of diverse and competing responsibilities and working more effectively with others. Vitae's ‘Every Researcher Counts' flexible suite of resources can help. These resources are for staff developers and principal investigators to ensure that, in relation to research staff, equality and diversity issues are understood, visible and prioritised in HEIs.


Vitae Regional Network Meeting 2015 - North West

Vitae is pleased to invite member HEIs to the North West regional meeting, co-hosted by the University of Central Lancashire.


Vitae Network Meeting 2015 - Scotland and Northern Ireland

Vitae is pleased to invite member HEIs to the Scotland and Northern Ireland network meeting, co-hosted by the University of Stirling.


Vitae membership programme regional meetings March 2015

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The first annual Vitae regional meetings provide an opportunity for practice sharing, networking, and implications of strategic policy developments on researcher development provision.



Leadership in Action 2015

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Join us for Leadership in Action, explore and develop the art of leadership in a three-day course in the Lake District. Relevant for researchers, and postgraduates following an academic career path, or working in commercial research, and relevant for professional staff within an institution. Step up and take the lead.


Vitae EE Hub Preparing for Leadership for Research Staff

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This is a joint event organised between the Vitae EE Hub and the University of Cambridge. This course is a two day interactive course suitable for postdoctoral research staff who are starting to take leadership roles or who wish to take on more leadership roles in the future.


Equality and Diversity: Progress and challenges in leading researchers

Where are we now and where are we going?


HR Excellence in Research Award: exploring strategies for evaluation, evidence and future directions

This event will be an opportunity to explore the HR Excellence in Research consultation process, in line with other events that have taken place at the European level.


The Collaborative Researcher - FULLY BOOKED

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This will be achieved by developing an understanding of: Your own strengths for collaboration The needs for collaboration, and the differences in these in different contexts How to create or spot opportunities for collaboration; and, How to collaborate, again noting the differences in different contexts, and focussing on practicalities


Vitae SWW Hub Preparing for Leadership for Research Staff

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A two day interactive course suitable for postdoctoral research staff who are starting to take leadership roles or who wish to take on more leadership roles in the future


Vitae Midlands Hub Preparing for Leadership for Research Staff

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A two day interactive course suitable for postdoctoral research staff who are starting to take leadership roles or who wish to take on more leadership roles in the future



Vitae Connections 3: Insights into Researcher Development - Innovations

Vitae is delighted to be providing this interesting, practical and thought provoking one-day event for researcher developers. You will hear short, sharp, TED inspired talks from a range of speakers involved in learning, development and support activities from inside and outside academia. These include speakers from industry, commerce and other sectors to challenge you to think and do differently You will have time for conversations: creative, critical and shared with fellow experienced practitioners.


Creating researcher development possibilities together

To allow the sharing of best practice and act as a forum for networking with an opportunity to form links and connections within the region


Every Researcher Counts Train the Trainer North West & SNI Hub

equality and diversity? Vitae's ‘Every Researcher Counts' flexible suite of resources can help. These resources are for staff developers and principal investigators to ensure that, in relation to research staff, equality and diversity issues are understood, visible and prioritised in HEIs.


Enhancing Professional Effectiveness - YNE regional Pilot

Enhancing Professional Effectiveness Research Staff Futures: Enhancing Professional Effectiveness aims to help new Research Staff to make an effective start. It focuses on two important themes during the transition from doctoral candidate to employee; being more effective in the face of diverse and competing responsibilities and working more effectively with others.


How to develop your profile in and outside academia? #vitaehangout

Online Q&A for postdoctoral researchers on self-promotion, pitching your ideas, networking and developing your independent profile inside or outside academia


Webinar: understanding how researchers can use social media to support their research

The aim of the webinar is that researcher developers will gain an understanding of how researchers can use social media to support their research: they will then be better able to identify how to encourage its use as part of a researcher’s personal and professional development.


Vitae training materials taster day

BOOKINGS ARE NOW CLOSED The East of England and London Vitae Hubs are offering you a chance to become more familiar with a selection of Vitae researcher development materials. The day will be facilitated by Dr Tracey Stead.


Vitae GRADschool - November 2014

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This course has been specifically tailored over the years to suit the 2nd and 3rd year PhD researchers. It was designed to support you in making informed choices about what you would like to do next, motivate you to write up and challenge your assumptions about your skills.


Vitae Research Staff Conference 2014: Recognition and Value

In its sixth year, the Vitae Research Staff Conference 2014 in partnership with the UK Research Staff Association will explore the recognition and value of research staff.


Vitae Connections 2: Insights into Researcher Development - Horizon Scanning

Vitae Connections 2: Insights into Researcher Development - Horizon Scanning