O3 - So you’re new to the UK HE system

Day 1 at 09:45 - This pre-conference workshop will provide international participants with the opportunity to meet each other and Vitae staff before the main conference begins. The session aims to provide background information for the conference to enable participants to understand the context of researcher development within UK higher education institutions, and the contribution of Vitae.

For those new to the UK higher education system, the session will cover key structures, reports, policies, organisations, along with successes and challenges in the professional development of researchers.
Day Day 1
Session O
Start time 09:45
Strand All Researchers (practice)
Code O3
Presenters Alison Mitchell  - Director of Development, Vitae

By the end of the session, participants will have:

  • explored the structure of the UK higher education system and support for the professional development of researchers
  • gained an overview of the main drivers influencing researchers and research staff and the delivery of professional development in the UK
  • background about the key reports, most common acronyms, and latest surveys and initiatives.


The session will be a mixture of a short presentation and group discussion. Participants are encouraged to bring along any questions that they may have to the session.