Vitae News - 16 February 2018

Vitae News - 16 February 2018

#Vitaehangout: Making the most of PhD placements - 20 March

As part of our latest 'Focus-on: realising your potential' theme we are pleased to announce that we will be running a #Vitaehangout on Tuesday 20 March at 12 - 1pm (GMT) about making the most of PhD placements. 

Work experience beyond the usual research environment can significantly broaden researchers'  career options so this is a good opportunity to get expert advice from doctoral researchers who have completed placements as well as from other higher education professionals involved in organising placements. Our panellists will be taking audience questions and providing advice on:


  • The benefits and challenges of a work placement
  • Organising and preparing & what to expect
  • Time out of PhD to pursue non-academic experience
  • How a placement can affect career plans

Register interest
Making the most of PhD placement

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), your data and Vitae

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be enforced from 25 May 2018.

We regularly review our processes to keep them robust and secure.  We will be updating our Privacy Notices and emailing you to let you know about any changes made due to GDPR before the 25 May.

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Last chance to complete Vitae Researcher Developer Professional Recognition survey 

If you have not already completed the feasibility survey about Researcher Developer Professional Recognition and you are a researcher developer this is your last chance as the survey closes today. 

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Part 2 of blog: How do we prepare researchers for the challenges ahead at a time when the future seems particularly uncertain?

Part 2 of our blog is a summary from our January event 'Preparing Researchers for an Unknown Future: Cultures, Behaviours & Mindsets'. This part is about mental health and wellbeing of researchers and poses some interesting questions and lessons learned.

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