Vitae News - 14 March 2018

Vitae News - 14 March 2018


Taylor & Francis sponsor Vitae 3MT® 2018

We are delighted to announce that
Taylor & Francis will be sponsoring the
Vitae Three Minute Thesis® (3MT)
competition for 2018 - the academic
competition developed by the University
of Queensland, Australia, challenging
doctoral candidates to present on their research in just three minutes.

We look forward to working again with Taylor & Francis to make the Vitae 3MT 2018 competition a continued success.

Register for 3MT®

#vitaehangout: Making the most of PhD placements


There is still time to register for our #vitaehangout
'Making the most of PhD placements' taking place
on Tuesday 20 March at 12-1pm GMT.

The event is relevant to anyone involved in
undertaking or organising a researcher
placement or internship  and our cross-section of panellists represents three different perspectives:


  • Those who have undertaken a placement  who can share their valuable hindsight
  • Recommendations from those responsible for organising placements
  • Tips from funders of PhD placements/internships

Questions can be posted for the panel to answer via the YouTube link on the #vitaehangout web page; via Twitter @vitae_news including #vitaehangout; or

Read more: #vitaehangout     

Register interest 

South East member regional seminar: Online training for researchers

Our first member regional seminar 'Online
training for researchers' takes place on
Wednesday 21 March at Oxford Brookes
University. It is jointly hosted by the South
East Researcher Developer (SERD) Forum.

The event is part of our series of free
seminars aimed at facilitating networking
and practice-sharing and is open to all members regardless of region.

Following the meeting, participants are invited to an inaugural lecture by Professor Susan Brooks which requires a separate registration. 

Vitae case study on intersectoral mobility

A feasibility study on ways to increase the intersectoral mobility of researchers in Europe has been published by the European Commission. 

 The report contains five in depth case studies examining strengths and weaknesses of intersectoral mobility and their potential for replicability.

The Vitae case study is about 'prepration for mobility'.