Vitae researcher booklets

Practical advice and tips tailored to researchers on topics chosen to support professional development. Each booklet includes advice and suggested exercises to work through.

‘These booklets make a great read while I'm commuting to work - in only 10 minutes of a read I've been left inspired to action some of the tips provided in my day-to-day work'   Researcher, UCL

There are eight titles in the series

The researcher on placement cover image The researcher on placement:
 a guide to gaining work experience outside academia




 Enterprising researcher bookletThe Enterprising Researcher: analyse and develop your enterprising abilities




Informed researcher booklet The Informed Researcher: because interacting with information is at the very heart of your research

Listen to The Informed Researcher podcast

Leading researcher booklet The Leading Researcher: explore and develop your leadership potential

Listen to The Leading Researcher podcast

Engaging researcher bookletThe Engaging Researcher: inspiring people to engage with your research

Listen to The Engaging Researcher podcast

Career-wise bookletThe Career-wise Researcher: develop your career management skills and get the right job for you…




Creative researcher bookletThe Creative Researcher: tools and techniques to unleash your creativity

Listen to The Creative Researcher podcast

Balanced researcher bookletThe Balanced Researcher: strategies for busy researchers

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'We like the flexibility of these booklets...they can be distributed as stand alone resources to researchers and used as part of informal training sessions'   Dr Jon Turner, Director, Institute for Academic Development, University of Edinburgh