Vitae Connections 2: Insights into Researcher Development - Horizon Scanning

An event for experienced researcher developers (those who have been in their role for more than five years).

Twelve years ago Sir Gareth Roberts published 'SET for Success' which was the catalyst for the UK HE sector to engage with researcher development. Since 2002 there have been many changes - not only to the researcher development agenda, but more widely to to research, to higher education and consequently to the important role you have as researcher developers. 

So, what will  the next decade or so bring ? What will be the challenges? What are the potential and emerging issues and opportunities, risks and threats to research and researchers? How will you meet them?

This event will give experienced researcher developers the time and space to:
  • hear thoughts from invited speakers
  • discuss these issues with others who have experienced the changes in the researcher development agenda, and the effect on the role of the researcher developer.
and through an Open Space format explore how researcher developers can:
  • show leadership by pushing the agenda forward
  • influence others in your institution
  • manage change
  • look at raising your game and add value to your role. 
Speakers include:

Research Led Teaching - Dilly Fung, Director of the Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching, University College, London

Leadership for Researchers - Dr Kelly Coate, Director, King’s Learning Institute, King’s College, London

Challenges for our Future Research Leaders – a personal perspective - Dr. Guy Woodward, Reader in Ecology, Imperial College, London 

Walking the walk - Challenges of developing ourselves as Researcher Developers - Dr Sarah Robins -Hobden, University of Sussex

What is an Open Space?
At an open space event, participants will be guided to define for themselves the topics they would like to discuss.
This is a full day event, so, in order for you to get the most out of it, we would appreciate it if appropriate travel arrangements are made to enable you to stay until the end of the day.

There are a limited number of places on this event – please complete the booking form (see left) and we will be in touch to confirm your place.

NB If you have not already done so, please register on the Vitae site before completing the form.