Online training for researchers: South East member seminar 2018 and SERD forum

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Vitae is pleased to invite member HEIs to the South member networking seminar and joint South East Researcher Developer (SERD) forum, co-hosted by Oxford Brookes University. This half-day event is part of a series of networking seminars open to member organisations. The free seminars, hosted by our Vitae regional representatives and member organisations, aim to facilitate networking and practice-sharing among the staff based at Vitae member organisations.

Theme: Online training for researchers

The aim is to share and discuss practice around online professional development provision for researchers and supervisors. Speakers will share examples of existing practice to prompt discussion around emerging trends and challenges.

Following the meeting, attendees are invited to the Inaugural Lecture of Professor Susan Brooks “A professional odyssey from breast cancer research to researcher development”. Please register separately here to attend the lecture.

Vitae update and networking

Other benefits of attending this event include the opportunity to meet and network with colleagues from across the region to discuss interests and priorities. Members of the Vitae team will be available to share updates on recent Vitae activities and to gather regional feedback to inform the Vitae membership programme for 2018/19. Please come along to meet us, share your thoughts and ask any questions.

Who should attend?

We particularly welcome the Vitae membership key contacts and other individuals able to speak on behalf of their institution. However, membership is for everyone within the institution and we encourage everyone with an interest in developing researchers to attend, including PVCs, Heads of graduate schools, Researcher Developers, Research Offices, HR and Careers professionals, Directors of CDTs, E&D champions, and researchers.


Seminars are open to all those based at Vitae member organisations and are free to attend. You can attend whichever and as many meetings as you like whether they're in your host region or not however priority will be giving to staff from the host region.