Vitae News - 12 September 2019

12/09/2019
Vitae News - 12 September 2019

Breaking news: The Researcher Development Concordat has landed!

Concordat logo

This morning, Professor Julia Buckingham CBE, Chair of the Concordat Strategy Group and Vice-Chancellor and President of Brunel University London, launched the new Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers at the Universities UK (UUK) Annual Members' Conference.
 
To be commonly known as the Researcher Development Concordat, its publication marks a significant point in the history of career development for researchers and will serve as a living, adaptable part of our future. 
 
Clare Viney, CEO of CRAC, welcomed the launch and committed the support of the Vitae programme, saying: “Working with all stakeholders we look forward to helping create the healthy and supportive environment in which researchers can thrive and flourish". More can be in read Clare's reaction blog.
 
View the comprehensive new website pages including the full Researcher Development Concordat and essential information leaflets for institutions and researchers. We are also pleased to share a Welsh translation of the Concordat for the first time, with thanks to the support of the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW). 

To support you in disseminating this landmark occasion, you can refer to this social media information . We will be discussing the implementation of the Researcher Development Concordat in further detail at the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference on 16-17 September 2019.

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Inspirational 3MT® tips and advice

3MT sponsors

We are delighted to share a 3MT® tips video from some of last year's finalists who now have the benefit of hindsight, as well as a video from Dr Karen Clegg, Head of Research Excellence Training at the University of York, with some great advice for researcher developers if you are planning to hold a 3MT® competition. 
 
We look forward to welcoming this year’s Vitae 3MT® finalists for the nail-biting live competition on Monday evening.

3MT Finalists tips

3MT organisers advice

Wellbeing and mental health working group blog

Jane Creaton

Jane Creaton, Reader in Higher Education and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy at the University of Portsmouth is also Chair of Vitae’s wellbeing and mental health working group. In her blog post she talks about the benefits of drawing on expertise across the sector, ensuring that we can engage with a diverse range of institutions and the professional and academic staff that work within them.

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