Vitae Blog

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

Curiouser and curiouser: looking under the bonnet at researcher diversity data

By Dr Robin Mellors-Bourne, Director for Research & Intelligence, The Careers Research & Advisory Centre (CRAC) Ltd.  In a recent blog, I reflected on...

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Another step towards making research funding more inclusive

By Dr Robin Mellors-Bourne, Director for Research & Intelligence, The Careers Research & Advisory Centre (CRAC) Ltd.  Robin shares some thoughts about...

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A Vision for Specialised Mental Health Training for Supervisors - Part 2

We continue this series with Dr Katherine Parker-Hay who joined Vitae as a research assistant under the supervision of Dr Kate Jones to work on ‘The...

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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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A Vision for Specialised Mental Health Training for Supervisors - Part 1

This week we hear from Dr Katherine Parker-Hay who joined Vitae as a research assistant under the supervision of Dr Kate Jones to work on ‘The Supervisor’s...

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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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