Vitae Blog

Welcome to the Vitae Blog where you will find topical and informative posts relating to the world of Vitae and researcher development.

Nourishing researcher development through the growth of CEDARS

During Vitae Connections Week in September 2020, participants heard about working experiences of the pilot Culture, Employment and Development in Academic...

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No cameras, no lights but definite Zoom action

Sarah Nalden, Communications and Marketing Executive, at Vitae, rounds-up the tips and advice from this years'  Vitae 3MT® competition tips 2020 finalists...

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Digital Delivery - Advice for online sessions & workshops

by Dr Julie Reeves, Researcher Developer at University of Southampton. Julie wrote this piece as an output from a virtual workshop delivered for the...

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Vitae Connections Week 2020 reflections

The UK Research Staff Association (UKRSA) committee members reflect on Vitae Connections Week 2020 Reflections from Blanca Perez Sepulveda, UKRSA Recruitment...

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Mental health and wellbeing – staying sane when working remotely

by Rachel Cox, Vitae Engagement and Policy Project Manager Last week , as I was about to leave for work  I  g ot a call from my manager. She told me...

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How 3MT® helped me develop as a science communicator

  Shruti Mandhani, Sheffield Hallam University, catches up with us about the opportunities that have come her way since winning the Judges Choice prize...

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Creating community among PhD students to help reduce isolation and play a positive role in supporting mental health

Dr Alina Congreve asks: what approaches to intentionally support and maintain PhD community are most effective? Dr Alina Congreve has worked as an academic...

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Will many hammers finally crack the tough nuts in improving research culture and careers?

Help strengthen and protect our research integrity in the UK by completing this survey by   Dr Katie Wheat,  Head of Higher Education, Engagement...

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UKRSA endorses the refreshed Researcher Development Concordat

UKRSA , in association with Vitae, aims to provide a collective voice for research staff across the UK, through building researcher communities and influencing...

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Reflections from conference

  Dr Katie Wheat, Head of Higher Education Engagement at Vitae has blogged a summary of her closing plenary thoughts from the conference Almost three...

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