New Vitae events in 2014



Establishing Yourself: Productivity and People (For Early Career Researchers)

28 February 2014, University of Warwick

The course will cover the theme of being more productive and working more effectively with others through inclusion of specific training on:

  • Research Management: including time and task prioritisation skills
  • Working with Others: taking in information and communicating arguments effectively and cultural understanding
  • Taking the next steps to become a professional effective researcher

Every Researcher Counts Train the Trainer

31 January 2014, King's College London

14 March 2014, King's College London

25 March 2014, University of Sheffield

Audience: Staff developers responsible for the development of Principal Investigators/Supervisors, HR specialists, PI/Supervisors, Research managers, Equality and Diversity specialists, PVC for research or equivalent

Struggling to know how to meet RCUKs statement of expectations for equality and diversity?

Vitae's ‘Every Researcher Counts' flexible suite of resources can help. These resources are for staff developers and principal investigators to ensure that, in relation to research staff, equality and diversity issues are understood, visible and prioritised in HEIs.

Broadening Horizons: Career Management for Research Staff

This interactive and intensive two-day programme will provide you with the opportunity, skills and tools to engage actively in your own career development. The programme will enable you to gain a clearer idea of where you are within your career and to consider what your next steps might be, whether your aspirations are to remain in research and/or academia or to move into other areas.

22 - 23 January, Milton Keynes

Audience: research staff

Effective Researcher for postgraduate researchers

A suite of programmes around research effectiveness tailored to specific needs of postgraduate researchers at the beginning of their study, through the challenges of 2nd year and into completion.  

20 February 2014, University of Manchester - Effective progress for 2nd year researchers

25 - 26 March, Bangor University - How to be an effective researcher - for researchers in the first months of research

27 March 2014: Bangor University - Effective progress for 2nd year researchers

Part-time Researcher workshop

The part-time researcher workshops are especially designed for part-time researchers. The workshop will provide you with an opportunity to meet other part-time students, understand the part-time experience and also provide you with two skills workshops .

21 February 2014, University of Cumbria

27 February 2014, University of Liverpool

28 February 2014, Nottingham University

16 May 2014, University of Cumbria

9 June 2014, Nottingham Trent University

10 June 2014, Liverpool John Moores University

Vitae Leadership in Action

For early and mid-career researchers

4-7 March 2014, Windermere

Every organisation needs great leadership. Dynamic and purposeful leaders can literally change the world. In academia the very best leaders are self-aware, skilful communicators with excellent people skills.

Vitae's most popular programme since its launch in 2009, Leadership in Action is a three-day course designed to develop leadership skills in researchers. The course focuses on identifying and honing your own personal leadership style. It will bring leadership to all aspects of your personal and professional life.

Early Bird discount available by the 31 January 2014.

Vitae HR Excellence Practice Sharing Event
For researcher developers
SNI Hub 12 February 2014, Dundee

This practice-sharing event will focus on attaining and retaining the HR Excellence award, and is aimed at all HEIs within the SNI region that have applied for the HR Excellence award, are working towards the two-year or four-year review, or are interested in gaining the award.

Vitae Annual Regional Good Practice Conference
For researcher developers
SWW Hub 12 March 2014, Cardiff

Vitae SWW Hub reSEARCH Careers
For postgraduate researchers and research staff based in in South West and Wales

Second employability conference for research staff and pgrs from the SWW region. Researchers will have the opportunity to meet employers, take part in a range of employability workshops,hear from panels of alumni from a variety of sectors  and research staff will compete in a PechaKucha competition.

Bookings will soon open. Watch this space!

We have also confirmed dates for the next Vitae Researcher Development Conference (9-10 September in Manchester) and the Vitae Research Staff Conference (13 November in Bristol).