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Membership questions

How can we help?

Interested in how we work with your organisation?

Want to engage with your community?

Searching for researcher development resources?

Looking to help your colleagues navigate researcher development policy?

  • We have put together templates to help you disseminate information around the Concordat


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#VitaeChat and Vitae Working Groups
Get involved

#VitaeChat and Vitae Working Groups

If you want to be part of an open, innovative and collaborative community, come join the conversation!

Follow us at @Vitae_news to get updates on cutting edge training, resources and trends in professional development for researchers

Contribute your voice to a live #VitaeChat and let us know your thoughts about the research environment at #vitae20

Connect with like-minded researchers via Vitae Working Groups - creating a platform for innovation and providing a greater voice to all members of the research environment.

Working Group members have the opportunity to gain valuable specialist knowledge and leadership experience, as well as be involved in related forums, publications, practice-sharing opportunities and digital activities.

Take a look at the Working Groups blog series

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Get the most out of your Vitae Membership

Get the most out of your Vitae Membership

At Vitae, we're passionate about helping researchers reach their potential. As a Vitae Member, you and your organisation have access to many high quality resources tailored specifically to researchers, and those who support researchers, to engage them in their own professional development.

In November 2018 all Vitae members were invited to join us for our Getting the most from Vitae membership webinar, to virtually meet the Vitae team and other webinar participants. We've made the presentation slides and recording of the webinar available for your future reference.

Find more information on Vitae Member benefits

For those new to Vitae, take a look at our Getting started with Vitae series of leaflets for doctoral researchers, research staff and researcher developers

If you want to know more about how to get the most out of your Vitae Membership, contact us, we'd love to hear from you!

Most popular Vitae pages for researchers
Top 10 for researchers

Most popular Vitae pages for researchers

  1. Pursuing an academic career - commonly asked interview questions
  2. Pursuing an academic career - how to write an effective academic CV
  3. Professional development – about the Vitae Researcher Development Framework
  4. Researcher careers - CV examples
  5. Doing a doctorate – completing your viva
  6. The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers
  7. Leadership development - leading a research project
  8. The Three Minute Thesis competition
  9. Researcher careers - What do researchers do?
  10. Vitae's Focus on series
Experience research communication via the Vitae 3MT® competition
Public engagement

Experience research communication via the Vitae 3MT® competition

As a Vitae Member, your institution has the opportunity to enter the renowned Vitae Three Minute Thesis® competition, the live final for which is held every year at the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference gala dinner.

In 2019, over 1400 researchers from 70 member institutions took part in Vitae Three Minute Thesis Competition

Find out more about 3MT 2019

Prepare for the competition by listening to podcasts and reading about effective communication for researchers. Our Public Engagement podcast is also very relevant to the competition.

Themes for the year ahead
Vitae Programme 2020-21

Themes for the year ahead

As launched at the Vitae Connections Week, here you can find out about the themes and activities for the year ahead in the Vitae Programme 2020/2021

The Vitae themes for 2020-2021 are:

  • Community conversation
  • Researcher culture
  • Wellbeing and mental health
  • Communities of practice
  • Demonstrating the impact of researcher development
  • Researcher careers data