Vitae News: November 2021



Welcome to the November edition of the Vitae News. This month, we bring you several updates, researcher developer opportunities and a useful piece to share from one of our 3MT® past winners.

Upcoming events

IP for research events - January and March 2022

Following the success of previous years, the UK’s Intellectual Property Office in partnership with Vitae are offering the opportunity for eight institutions, or groups of institutions, across the UK to each host a free 90-minute IP for research webinar, between January and March. 

The webinars have been developed to help improve knowledge and skills of Intellectual Property amongst doctoral and early career researchers and will help researchers to: 

  • Use intellectual property (IP) to support research;
  • Create greater impact through understanding and using IP;
  • Develop IP knowledge to support a research career.

The deadline for applying to host is 22 November. 
We will also be running six live lectures for anyone not able to attend a hosted event, during January and February. 

Apply to host

Book live lectures

Connections: Policy & Practice - Tuesday 23 November

It is not too late to join us at our Connections: Policy & Practice, a day-long training event for those looking to develop how they foster and evaluate the impact of researcher development to inform institutional policy. 

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Speakers announced

Member only events

Mental Health and Wellbeing in Structured Doctorates - Wednesday 1 December from 10.00-11.30am GMT

Join us along with our speakers to explore how the factors influencing the mental health and wellbeing of PGRs might impact differently on students undertaking a doctorate within a structured programme.  

View event programme & book place

Festive networking event - Thursday 9 December from 2.00-3.30pm GMT.

We invite members from across our international community to join in the revelry at our festive networking event. It should be a fun and light-hearted way to celebrate the achievements of the year.

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Please refer to the Vitae member message for November for more information on this month’s member updates

Other News

Sharing practice around career development for early career researchers 

We invite you to respond to a short survey about how managers of researchers are supporting ECRs in their career development and progression. As discussed at Connections Week 2021, the findings will help in developing a dedicated toolkit being produced by UKRI Future Leaders Fellows in partnership with Vitae. The survey closes Monday 13 December.  

Compete the survey

Inspiring video created by Three Minute Thesis Winner (3MT®)

The Vitae 3MT® 2019 judges’ choice winner, Shruti Mandhani, Research Fellow, Sheffield Hallam University, has created a video with her prize money called ‘Meeting my Role Models: An Insight into Imposter Syndrome’. 

In addition to being a journey of discovery for Shruti herself, the video was made to inspire women and girls to work in academia and is a great piece to share amongst your researcher networks and on social media.

Watch video