Vitae News - 20 August 2018

Vitae News - 20 August 2018

Vitae Researcher Development International Conference: residential places filling up fast

Residential places for the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2018 are filling up fast, so if you intend to stay on site and be close to the action it is advisable to book your place as soon as possible. 

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Highlights from the conference programme so far

Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers
One of the key themes will be the ten-year independent review of the Concordat. Take this opportunity to contribute your voice as we mark the start of the next phase of consultation and engagement with the sector. Highlights include:

  • Opening plenary by Professor David Bogle, Chair of Independent Review, and Pro-Vice-Provost of Doctoral School, University College London
  • Response by Professor Julia Buckingham, Chair of Concordat Strategy Group, and Vice-Chancellor and President, Brunel University London
  • Workshop facilitated by Vitae, including Q&A with members of the Concordat Strategy Group
  • ‘The Power of Partnerships’ workshop jointly led by UK Research Staff Association (UKRSA) and Vitae

Wellbeing and mental health
The programme will include an emphasis on wellbeing and mental health, with a dedicated plenary on a ‘Healthy Research Environment’ and four workshops facilitated by colleagues from Vitae, Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA), European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers (EURODOC), Imperial College London, University of Liverpool, University College London, and University of Kent.

What do researchers do? Diverse doctoral destinations, common outcomes
Our half plenary will explore the analysis of this 3 year destinations of doctoral graduates project with interesting findings about sectors, earnings and measures of career satisfaction. The conference will be the first time these project results will be shared as the project is only just concluding as we speak.

Programme details here

Vitae Researcher Development International Conference: 3MT 2018 finalists announced

The six finalists for the Vitae 3MT 2018 competition have been announced and will be performing in the live final on the evening of Monday 17 September at the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference. 

Congratulations to all six finalists and well done to all entrants who took part in another exhilerating competition.

Who are the six finalists?

Watch semi-finalists' videos

Vitae Partnering on Inclusion Matters projects 

Vitae is delighted to be partnering with Oxford Brookes University, University of Lincoln and Aberystwyth University on 'Inclusion Matters' projects addressing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion within engineering and physical sciences.

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) awarded 11 projects at universities across the UK a total of £5.5 million in 
the first initiative of its kind and part of a collective approach by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

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