O1 - Expand your researcher development provision through Vitae membership

Day 1 at 09:30 - Expand your researcher development provision through Vitae membership
Day Day 1
Session O
Start time 09:30
Strand All 
Code O1

Dr Katie Wheat, Training and Resources Development Manager, Vitae

Dr Jane Sugars, Project Manager, Vitae

Alison Mitchell, Director of Development, Vitae


This pre-conference workshop and networking opportunity is for those who wish to have an overview of global researcher development and the landscape of researcher development in the UK as context for the conference and the work of Vitae. International participants and those new to researcher development in UK HE are especially invited to meet members of the Vitae team and network with other participants attending the conference.

The session will also provide guidance on how to make the most of the wealth of information hosted on the Vitae website, including a tour of recently published members-only content. We will look at the range of training and development resources available to staff supporting researchers and discuss how they might be used and adapted to complement the existing researcher development provision within their institution.

Topics covered

  • Understanding the global researcher development and UK landscape
  • An introduction to Vitae membership for organisations; for prospective and current members
  • The Vitae library of training and development resources for researcher developers
  • Getting the most from your membership through the Vitae website

Themes covered

  • Building institutional capacity for researchers’ professional development to maintain research excellence
  • Sustainable practice to support researcher skills, professional and career development
  • New approaches to enabling researchers to reach their potential and make powerful career choices


  • Understand the global and UK context for the professional and career development of researchers
  • Explore the broad range of Vitae resources and how they might be used to complement existing institutional provision


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