Make a Successful Start in Your Research #vitaehangout

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Congratulations on starting your doctorate and embarking on the journey towards the highest level of degree that can be achieved! During your research you will push the boundary of current knowledge, gradually becoming an expert in your field. However, development as a professional researcher involves more than building your research skills and profile. So how do you make the most of your PhD and prepare yourself for what’s coming next?

Join us for a live online #vitaehangout on 23 October 2014 (Thursday) from 2-3pm UK Time! Our moderator will be joined by current doctoral researchers and PhD graduates to tell you things they wish they’d known when starting out. Careers advisors will also be on the panel to discuss how to become a successful researcher and offer tips for a smooth and enjoyable PhD.

Respond 'yes' to our Google+ event to attend

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Our panellists

Google Hangout moderated by Beata Pedziwiatr, Vitae Communications Manager. 

Our panellists will help you answer the following:

  • Which first steps do I take as a new researcher?
  • What are my rights and responsibilities as a new researcher?
  • How can I get the work/life balance right?
  • How to manage my supervisor relationship?
  • How to plan my research project and what are the usual milestones?
  • When and how should I start thinking about my post-PhD career?
  • How do I make the most of my PhD experience?
  • What is professional development planning?
  • What are the capabilities, behaviours and habits of successful researchers?
  • How do I work independently and stay positive?
  • How do I work in a research team?

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What is a Vitae Google Hangout?

Vitae Google+ Hangouts are live online video events of Q&A sessions with a group of expert panellists. 
As the video is streaming live online you will be able to watch and get involved in the conversation.

Can anyone attend the Hangout?

Yes, whether you have a Google account or not, you will be able to watch our live hangout when we stream it on 23 October! However, only by having a Google account and joining our Google Plus event page or using #vitaehangout on Twitter, will you have the opportunity to guide the discussion and tailor advice with your own questions. 

How can I ask questions?

We will be using the Google Hangout Q&A app for the event which is the easiest and most effective way to submit your questions. The questions will appear on the right side of the screen as the video is being streamed.
The App is now live - Simply click “Ask a new question” and we will try to answer as many as possible. REMEMBER: If you're not signed in with a Google account, you will not see the Q&A.

where to find the Google hangout Q&A App

This event is for all researchers and there is no limit on the number of participants - please share the event with your networks.

Watch our other Vitae hangouts here.

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