Vitae News - 9 February 2018

Vitae News - 9 February 2018

Presentations from Preparing Researchers for an Unknown Future

The speaker presentations from the event: 'Preparing Researchers for an Unknown Future: Cultures, Behaviours & Mindsets' are now available online to members. The successful event drew nearly 70 participants from around the UK and Europe and hosted some very rich discussions around the three themes of:
  • Open research
  • Intersectoral engagement and mobility
  • Work/life balance, wellbeing and mental health
Dr Kate Jones, Professional Development Manager of Vitae, has relayed her experience of the event in a blog post which serves as a good summary of the day.

View speaker presentations

Read Kate's blog post

 Researcher Developer Professional Recognition survey

There is just a week left until the Researcher Developer Professional Recognition survey closes. If you haven't already taken the survey and you are a researcher developer, please take five minutes to share your views and help make a difference to the researcher development community. The survey closes on 16 February.

Take part in survey


New report on academics' role supporting student mental health 

A new report by ‘Student Minds’ demonstrates the growing part that academics play in responding to mental health problems of their students and highlights the lack of support structure within their institution to cope with this often invisible but crucial role. 

The report may lead to useful insights for understanding the academic role in researcher wellbeing and Vitae is in conversation with Student Minds to explore this area in more detail.


Read full report

Resources development working group on intersectoral mobility 

Thank you to those from the community who were involved in the EURAXIND resource development workshop which provided some really helpful feedback on the layout of the tool we are developing, specifically around presentation an useability of our career stories and labour market information.  We also had the opportunity to brainstorm two potential new projects - transitions and well being practice for inductions which we will be looking to develop over the coming months.  

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