Vitae News - 17 May 2018

17/05/2018
Vitae News - 17 May 2018


Exploring wellbeing and mental health and associated support services for postgraduate researchers

Crucial key messages have emerged from the 'exploring wellbeing and mental health and associated services for postgraduate researchers' (PGRs) report that was published this morning.

The report, which has been led by Vitae and commissioned by the former Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE, now Research England) contains recommendations including a specific set for institutions around strategies; procedures; training; monitoring and resourcing for prevention and early intervention.

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Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2018 First keynote speaker announced

We are delighted to welcome Professor David Bogle, Chair of the Concordat Independent Expert Review Panel, as a keynote speaker at this year's Vitae Researcher Development International conference. David will be revealing the recommendations of the 10 year review of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.

 

Call for content

Our deadline for submitting a workshop proposal for the conference is now just under 3 weeks away - Monday 4 June.  If you have an idea for presenting a 55 or 80 minute workshop that addresses at least one of the workshop themes, we want to hear from you.


Academic Professional Apprenticeships Standard discussions at London Member regional seminar


The London member regional seminar  will take place on Wednesday 4 July 2018 at Queen Mary University of London. The theme will be the Academic Professional Apprenticeships Standard - which was approved just last week.

Broad discussions will take place about the impacts and opportunities for researcher development and how this might look in your institution. A case study from an institutiuon who has already started to consider and prepare for the award will be presented.

Other member regional seminars:Scotland and Northern Ireland; East of England 

Places are available for the Scotland and Northern Ireland member regional seminar, Monday 21 May on supporting resilience at different academic stages; as well as the East of England member regional seminar on Tuesday 29 May about practice sharing in CPD for supervisors.

Regional seminars are open to all members and for those who have not already booked these free practice sharing events, take a look at the latest speaker line-up.