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Events and activities

Events and activities

Take a look at the latest events we are holding in 2022-2023 and check out the Vitae Annual Programme

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HR Excellence in Research workshop

What do researchers do? event

Vitae Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT) 2023

Policy updates

Policy updates

Please note the next CEDARS benchmarking will take place during spring 2023 from 1st of March to 16th of June

Submit a good practice proposal for the Researcher Development Concordat platform of practice

Find out more about the Culture, Employment and Development in Academic Research Survey - CEDARS that ran in 2021 and view CEDARS Aggregrate results 2021

Read findings from Wave 2 of the impact of covid-19 pandemic on researchers and research, commissioned by UK Research and Innovation

Vitae blog

Vitae blog

Take a look at our blog where you will find topical and informative posts relating to the world of Vitae and researcher development.

Media coverage

Media coverage

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Vitae news archives

Vitae news archives

Looking for something prior to this academic year? news articles dated back to before the current year can be accessed from this area.

News articles and press releases




Vitae strategy in 2011

The Research Council delivery plans for this spending review period continue to stress the importance of producing highly capable people to sustain the UK research base, enable closer work with industry and to work in many sectors of the economy. In line with the overall Research Council spending review settlement, the Vitae programme is also required to make cost reductions in 2011. Our strategy is to maintain provision around our 2011 priorities, particularly those highlighted in the RC delivery plans, while focusing on consolidation and maximising the impact of existing activities and reducing lower priority activities.


Research Council budgets announced

The individual budgets for the seven UK Research Councils over the 2011/12-2014/15 spending review period were announced by David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science on 20 December.


UK universities lead Europe in gaining recognition from the European Commission for researcher development

UK higher education institutions gain recognition from the European Commission this week for their commitment to ensuring good working conditions and career development for researchers.


Career pointers for credit crunch PGRs

Michelle Johansen (University of East London) on why it's best not to panic...


President of UUK highlights doctoral employability as key priority for postgraduate review

29 October 2009...UUK report on Promoting UK Doctorate was discussed at the House of Commons to an audience of MPs and Vice-Chancellors yesterday


Publish or perish!

Turning your PhD into a publishable book is more of a challenge than ever in today’s economic climate. Publishing Consultant Josie Dixon shares the secrets of success.