Vitae News - 5 January 2018

Vitae News - 5 January 2018


Highlights of 2017 and summary of resources

Another busy year has passed and we hope that you have found the wide range of events, on-line resources, new publications, reports, invitations to provide expert opinion to our consultation responses and the news about the higher education sector beneficial.

In case you missed out on any of the events or resources throughout the year including useful presentation slides, below is a handy recap. Please note that some resources are member only access.
Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2017

2017 was the centenary year of the modern PhD in the UK and our largest Vitae Researcher Development International conference to date. 

The conference boasted: During the evening gala dinner the exhilarating 3MT® 2017 competition took place, sponsored by Taylor & Francis with prize level support from RCUK and Speakezee. 
Focus on themes

Packed with resources, our topical 'Focus-on' themes including #vitaehangout and #vitaechat sessions have proved to be an effective way to share knowledge and ideas.
The 'Focus on' Themes have been on:
Other events that took place in 2017
We also held eight annual regional seminars with individual themes to facilitate networking and practice-sharing among Vitae members. Bookings are already open for the East of England regional member seminar taking place on 29 May 2018. 

Places are still available for our first event of 2018 - 'Preparing Researchers for an Unknown Future: Cultures, Behaviours & Mindsets' and the Early Bird member rate expires at midnight on 5 January.

Book now
Preparing Researchers
for an Unknown Future
25 January 2018


Podcasts created in collaboration with Taylor & Francis Group

These 'bite-size' audio chunks provide a library of resources for researchers to glean insights and tips on a variety of useful topics. 


The 'unspoken challenges of research life' is the final podcast of the series and will be the our first 2018 podcast.


2017 Publications 

Vitae reports published:
Five Steps Forward - detailing the biennial CROS and PIRLS survey results 
Annual report
'One size does not fit all' in conjunction with Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE)  
In addition the reports above, the following useful Vitae leaflets were published:


Vitae  work overseas

Vitae supports 200+ organisations globally to build capacity in developing excellent researchers

Vitae continues to work with six European EURAXIND project partners to encourage intersectoral mobility between the academic community and employers. Look out for more information in the new year.
We have continued our capacity building work in Spain as well as in sub-Saharan Africa. Read more about the capacity building work that Vitae has been undertaking.