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Vitae Connections 1: Insights into Researcher Development - Getting to Grips with the Job

The researcher development landscape is wide and varied, with many possibilities and pitfalls. If you are new to researcher development, either as all or part of your role, then this one day introductory event will help you navigate through this landscape from institutional, national and international perspectives, and give you insights into how to add value your role, create impact and effectively engage researchers in their professional development.


Researcher Futures. Establishing yourself: Productivity and People

This is a regional pilot event for the East of England and will be hosted by the University of Hertfordshire. Places are free, but booking is essential to secure your place. Pilot workshop for research staff in their first or second postdoctoral role. Workshop covers the theme of being more productive and working more effectively with others.


Careers 50/50 Reflecting on the Past: Innovating for the Future

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The celebratory reception and dinner will be held at St Catharine's College - 14 July, 19.00 for 20.00


Three Minute Thesis UK semi-finals 2014

Doctoral candidates have just three minutes to communicate the substance and significance of their research to a non-specialist audience.


UKSPA 30th Anniversary Summit

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Since 1984, United Kingdom Science Park Association (UKSPA) has encouraged the development of Science Parks, Innovation Centres, Innovation -led Incubators and other supportive environments across a wide range of technology and knowledge sectors.


Part Time Researcher Workshop

The Part-Time Researcher Workshop is a day long event which gives part-time research students the time and space to share and discuss issues which directly affect their research degree study. It provides the opportunity to share experiences and solutions to problems.


UK Energy Research Centre International Summer School

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The UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) is holding its 10th Annual Energy Summer School from 6th to 11th July 2014 at the University of Warwick, UK. There will be 100 places available for UK and international students.


What do researchers do next? #PostAcStory Hangout

A virtual Google event with research-trained professionals. Join us on 26 June and get inspiration for your post-PhD life!


Every Researcher Counts: Mainstreaming Equality and Diversity in the Research Environment

Equality and Diversity in the Research Environment:


Vitae Open Space

Explore the new challenges for researcher development in the evolving landscape of doctoral education. Discuss whether, with current recruitment practices, the best doctoral candidates are being selected and how we can support the professional career development of researchers.


Next Generation Rail: From Seed to Success

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The conference has been created for early-career researchers and young professionals who would like to enhance their career in the rail industry.


Researcher Futures. Establishing yourself: productivity and people

Pilot workshop for research staff in their first or second postdoctoral role. Workshop covers the theme of being more productive and working more effectively with others.


Part-Time Researcher

Nottingham Trent University - This is a specially designed workshop for all researcher students studying on a part-time basis in the Midlands. The workshop will provide you with an opportunity to meet other part-time students, understand the part-time experience and also provide you with two skills workshops.


Researcher Futures: Making Your Mark

A one day introduction to impact and engagement for research staff


Naturejobs Career Expo Boston

The inaugural Naturejobs Career Expo Boston aims to promote global career opportunities in science, be it in industrial research, research organizations or academia. It presents the best opportunities from the best organizations: public, private, national and international.


Part-time Researcher Workshop

University of Cumbria - The part-time researcher workshops are especially designed for part-time researchers.The workshop will provide you with an opportunity to meet other part-time students, understand the part-time experience and also provide you with two skills workshops.


BCF Careers Event

Bio, chemistry, food careers event


Part time researcher (Birmingham)

The day will consist of activities focusing on how to approach your research as a part-time researcher


International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference

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13th International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference


HEA STEM Annual Learning and Teaching Conference

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The next HEA STEM conference entitled “Enhancing the STEM Student Journey” will take place at the University of Edinburgh on 30 April – 1 May 2014.


So you want to be in...medical communications

The Vitae NW Hub and MedComms Networking is delighted to host this careers event in Manchester. It is free to attend for everyone, though primarily intended for research staff from the biomedical sciences.


Cardiff University: Spotlight on Social Sciences

Would you like the opportunity to present your research in an open, friendly and informal environment? Then look no further than the Spotlight on Social Sciences Conference 2014, a student-led, interdisciplinary conference which provides an opportunity for postgraduate students to showcase current research


National Postdoctoral Association Annual meeting

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2014 annual meeting


Your Research Career - Where Next?

Making choices about your career can be challenging. This one-day workshop aims to help Bioscience researchers and PhD students review their career options and suitability to different Sectors so they can take strategic decisions about their next career move, whether within or outside of academia.


Effective Researcher - Effective progress

Bangor University - This course has been designed to help you navigate this extremely challenging middle part of your doctorate. It is an opportunity to review what you have done to date, and explore how that relates to what you need to achieve overall, as well as looking ahead to what needs to be done in the short- to medium-term future.


Effective Researcher - How to be an effective researcher for postgraduate researchers

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Bangor University - How to be an effective researcher for postgraduate researchers is a two-day, non-residential programme designed to enhance your effectiveness.


Every Researcher Counts Train the Trainer (YNE and SNI) regions

Sheffield University - Struggling to know how to meet RCUKs statement of expectations for 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.


#Vitae14 How to start a business after your PhD?

A virtual Google event with researchers turned entrepreneurs. Join us on 20 March and ask your questions.


Standing up for science

Workshops are aimed at PhD students, postdocs or equivalent in a first job. There are 40 places available, with priority places offered for those who are members of or funded by the workshop's partner organisations


The Enterprising Researcher – Innovating in your career 2

The 2014 Impact days will engage researchers in thinking about enterprise in a broad sense and to apply the behaviours associated with being enterprising and self-leadership to their own career development.