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Vitae, in collaboration with Naturejobs, LERU, Science Europe, The Research Council of Norway and other partners, is now beginning the second phase of the project investigating the career paths of research staff,
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Today at the Equality and Diversity Conference organised by Vitae, we have announced ten Actions to improve the equality and diversity for research staff...
In the run up to the new highly anticipated edition of our Leadership in Action programme, this coming March, here are a few tips on developing you leadership potential…
New survey explores careers of postdoctoral researchers
From 1 January 2015, Vitae’s new membership subscription service will take effect. Over 100 UK organisations have already joined, and we look forward to an exciting year of innovation in support of researcher development.
New campaign focuses on careers of research staff...
Times Higher Education Awards Ceremony took place yesterday...
Calls are now open for contributions to a one day interdisciplinary conference on ‘The role of the doctorate in professional careers’.
We are pleased to announce the names of over 100 institutions who will become Vitae members in January 2015
Find out what happened at the Three Minute Thesis Final last week!
New report was published during the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference
Preliminary findings from the 'What do research staff do next project?' indicate staff researchers leave academia in search of job security...
The Times Higher Education Awards Committee has confirmed the names of universities shortlisted for the Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers.
An 80,000 word thesis would take 9 hours to present. Their time limit... 3 minutes
We have just confirmed the following developments, which will be introduced at the Conference in September
An 80,000 word thesis would take 9 hours to present. Their time limit... 3 minutes
Vitae is now inviting research organisations and universities to become Vitae members.
It’s just under two weeks until CRAC, Vitae’s parent organisation celebrates its 50th anniversary with a major careers event in Cambridge.
We are pleased to announce the first speakers and workshops confirmed at the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference taking place between the 9-10 September.
The British Council are looking for researchers who would like to broaden their experience of peer review
New survey investigates what research staff do when they move out of academia
Today, Vitae is delighted to announce the names of 19 peer reviewers, selected for their complementary experience and expertise, who will undertake the external review of UK institutions’ progress and plans
Today Vitae confirms that two more UK universities have gained the HR Excellence in Research Award from the European Commission.
...including a networking day for Midlands staff researchers, new career workshop for East of England staff researchers and Train the Trainer workshop for staff developers in South West and Wales and Midlands...
On 14 -15 July, CRAC, Vitae’s parent organisation is celebrating its 50th anniversary by hosting a major careers event in partnership with NICEC (the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling)
Fee-exempt places for 6 researchers to attend the Vitae Open Space event, 19 June
Competition is open to postgraduate researchers
RCUK has published research career case studies, designed to inspire those who are considering research as an occupation
Deadline to submit your workshop proposals is 16 June
What is their #PostAcStory?
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Vitae welcomes a new independent report commissioned by The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS)
Now in their tenth year, the Times Higher Education Awards will be looking for outstanding examples of best practice during the 2012-13 academic year.
Vitae is delighted to announce that the Cancer Research UK has become the latest organisation to sign the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.
On 26 March the European Commission published a number of additional articles to the draft Horizon 2020 Grant Agreement.
Join researchers turned successful entrepreneurs for our first free #vitae14 Hangout on 20 March (Thursday) from 2pm GMT! Katie Wheat (of #ECRchat) will be joined by entrepreneurs, founders and educators spanning high-tech to social enterprise to discuss how to take the first steps towards building your own business and being more enterprising in your research.
In 2013 the European Commission launched a feasibility study into the development of a certification mechanism for human resources management in Europe.
External review for UK announced, EURAXESS Roadshow
CRAC (the Careers Research & Advisory Centre) and Vitae, supported by the International Centre for Guidance Studies at the University of Derby and in collaboration with the UKCGE, are commencing research work on behalf of HEFCE. This will gather qualitative information to build a picture, from an HE institutional perspective, of the market for prospective postgraduate research (PGR) students in England, how they are recruited and selected, and their role in the HE research base.
With the new year fast approaching, we would like to take a few moments to highlight the upcoming developments for 2014 and reflect on our achievements this year.
With the New Year fast approaching, Euraxess is calling on Early Career Researchers globally to apply for their Researcher Links workshops, taking place in 2014.
Application Deadline: Thursday 5 December 2013 Fellowships must start between 1 May 2014 to 31st March 2015.
Research Councils UK (RCUK) has (7 August) set out Common Terminology for the different approaches to funding postgraduate training taken by the seven Research Councils to provide clarity and consistency for postgraduate students and higher education institutions.
We are delighted that a number of new initiatives, research and projects are being announced or discussed at the Vitae conference this year.
Analysis of research into the employment situations of doctoral, masters and first degree graduates suggests those with a doctoral qualification are more "recession proof" than those with other qualifications.
'HR Strategies for Researchers report' reviews plans set out by universities and research funders across Europe to improve the working conditions and career development of researchers as part of the ‘HR Excellence in Research' Award process.
Professor Sir Adrian Smith has written a letter to the Commissioner,on behalf of the Concordat Strategy Group, which sets out the final UK position statement in response to the HR certification proposed by the European Commission.
Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has today published a review showing students' economic background, school history and undergraduate institution all play a role in determining levels of enrolment at postgraduate level.
Research Councils UK (RCUK) has today (17 June) unveiled its Statement of Expectations for Doctoral Training, which sets out common principles for the support of all Research Council-funded students.
Today Vitae confirms that 12 UK institutions have successfully retained their HR Excellence in Research Award from the European Commission. The Award demonstrates a university's commitment to improving the working conditions and career development for research staff, which will in turn improve the quantity, quality and impact of research for the benefit of UK society and the economy.
Vitae announced the members of the new Vitae Researcher Development Action Group at the Vitae Policy Forum which took place on the 30/31 January in Birmingham. The new group will build upon the excellent work of Vitae's Research Staff Development Advisory Group (ReSDAG) and will serve to provide focus on refining the ideas for the future progress on the step-change in research staff development plus provide ongoing support for PGRs.