Activities for postgraduate researchers and research staff http://www.vitae.ac.uk/researchers
Vitae is now on Facebook! You can keep in touch with Vitae via Vitae fan page and Vitae GRADschools alumni page! http://www.facebook.com/vitae.fanpage.
We’re also on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vitae_news
The Researcher Development Framework is a useful career tool to enable you to identify skills you want to develop further, create an action plan and record evidence of your progress with the Professional Development Planner. Find out how other researchers have used the tool. http://www.vitae.ac.uk/rdfplanner
If you’re thinking ahead to your options for the future, the careers section of the Vitae website is full of information, including handy hints on writing your CV. http://www.vitae.ac.uk/careers
“The balanced researcher” booklet offers information to help prioritise and manage the many demands on your time. “The creative researcher” booklet offers practical information and advice for researchers on being creative in a research environment. “The engaging researcher” booklet offers practical tips on how public engagement can benefit you, your research and the public with whom you engage. http://www.vitae.ac.uk/researcherbooklets
Podcasts from the Digital researcher event are now available on http://www.vitae.ac.uk/dr11live and iTunes (http://bit.ly/9a21S5) . Vitae speak with Aleks Krotoski about being a digital researcher, and participants are interviewed about the day.
If you are a researcher with aspirations to manage your own research team, a new resource for PIs on the Vitae website will give you an insight into the role of principal investigator. http://www.vitae.ac.uk/pi
Develop your public engagement skills and keep updated on public engagement activities via ’the public engagement blog’ http://www.vitae.ac.uk/pe
The Engaging Researcher – This one day highly interactive workshop has been designed for researchers who are new to, or have some experience with public engagement. It will be held in Liverpool on 30 June 2011 http://www.vitae.ac.uk/engaging2011
Activities for research staff http://www.vitae.ac.uk/researchstaff
Research staff blog is a forum to discuss topics relevant to personal, professional and career
development for research staff. If you are interested in getting involved or learning more about it, please visit http://www.vitae.ac.uk/rsblog or contact Tennie Videler at email@example.com
Advancing in Academia is a one-day event aimed at postdoctoral researchers which will address how to succeed in a competitive and complex research environment. It will be held in Birmingham on 12 September 2011 http://www.vitae.ac.uk/aia2011
Activities for postgraduate researchers http://www.vitae.ac.uk/pgr
‘What’s up doc?‘ is a new blog which provides a forum for postgraduate researchers to share experience, give information and tips on matters relevant to them in a fun, yet informed way. It replaces GRADBritain, which has been a popular online magazine written by and for postgraduate researchers studying in the UK. http://www.vitae.ac.uk/whatsupdoc
Some of the topics currently on the blog are:
- Wade in on whether ‘Silver researchers’ (those doing a doctorate at a later stage of their career) offer a contribution to the postgraduate community
- Is the imposter syndrome rife among postgraduate researchers? Do you feel like an imposter?
- Read tips on presenting: One Moment’s Monument: Presenting Conference Papers
- Online publishing and plagiarism: keeping alert – What are the issues, and how to deal with them?
Sign up to PGR Tips and receive useful tips on different aspects of your research. The latest issue on your professional development http://www.vitae.ac.uk/pgrtips
Careers in Academia – NEW EVENT – is a one-day event aimed at early career postgraduate researchers which will address how to succeed in a competitive and complex research environment. It will be held in Birmingham on 13 September 2011 http://www.vitae.ac.uk/cia2011
Bournemouth, 14 – 17 June A FEW PLACES STILL AVAILABLE!
Windermere, 11 – 14 October
Audience: postgraduate researchers
The bookings are open for the 2 national GRADschools in 2011. Vitae GRADschools are designed to take an ‘experiential’ or ‘learning by doing’ approach. Whilst there is some element of presentations and information giving, for the most part, you will be actively participating in the sessions and activities. All courses are 3 days long and open to 80 postgraduate researchers. http://www.vitae.ac.uk/gradschools
The Growing Knowledge exhibition demonstrates the vision for future digital research services at the British Library, and provide a test bed for the evaluation of digital research tools and services that have the potential to support researchers’ needs. The exhibition consists of a number of features including digital signage, video demonstrations, interactive welcome animations and a prototype ‘Researcher’s tabletop’ application.
You are invited to attend one of the special sessions being run on Mondays, where you will be able to sample each of these components and hear an introductory talk by a British Library curator. A team from UCL is evaluating the initiative, and a researcher will be at the exhibition, too, and would like to chat to you about the tools and applications in my role as a researcher You can book an evaluation session at:
However, if you can’t visit on a Monday (or at the set time), but would still like to attend, please contact the researcher directly at:
Found this circulating on a JISCmail group:
Growing Knowledge: The evolution of research
12 October 2010 – 16 July 2011
Join the debate and take part in our exciting new exhibition of innovative digital research services and tools.
Visit our new exhibition and tell us what you think.
- Search large audio files and uncover clips that are relevant to your research
- Explore maps using advanced geospatial technologies
- Manipulate content across multiple media and save your work to return to later
- Find out about new online resources and collections specific to your research
You can access many of these tools and content over the web so you can experience the exhibition online or continue your guided journey here if you have already visited the Library.
Follow what people are saying about the exhibition on Twitter – #blgk
Help us evaluate
To help us understand your research needs for digital technologies, and to support your research requirements in the future, we would like you to tell us what you think.
When you visit the Growing Knowledge exhibition at the British Library or online, we will ask you to rate what you see and join the debate about the Library’s vision for its digital research future.
We will also be holding some growing Knowledge evaluation sessions at the Library. These will offer a short introduction to the Growing Knowledge content and concepts, a chance to explore the exhibition in detail, and a discussion with the Evaluation team. The sessions will take place on Mondays throughout the GK run, and last for approx 1.5 hours.
If you would like to sign up for one of the evaluation sessions and contribute to the Library’s digital research future, contact the Evaluation team now: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Excursions*, the Journal for Interdisciplinary Research, is based in the Sussex Doctoral School, and run by Sussex doctoral researchers. The journal is Open Access (freely available to all), online, and most importantly: peer-reviewed.
Which is why Excursions is looking for doctoral researchers and early career academics from all disciplines, to join their editorial team.
So if you’re interested in adding that something extra to your academic CV, come and find out more at one of the our introductory training sessions, to be held throughout the year. This term’s dates are:
- Weds, 3rd Nov, 2pm – 4.30pm in Friston Building FR 117
- Fri, 19th Nov, 2pm – 4.30pm in Pevensey 1, 0A2
Places are limited, so please book yours by email: email@example.com by 2nd November.
We look forward to meeting you!
The *Excursions *Editorial Board
What is Excursions?
If you missed the launch, here are the links to our four-part introduction to the Excursions journal: from inception to launch of the first issue:
- Sussex interdisciplinary e-journal to launch
- Beginning Excursions: The First Steps of a Postgraduate Journal
- OJS: e-Journal technology / Excursions – The Image
- Excursions: The Editorial Process and Structure of an Interdisciplinary Journal
And the recent call for papers: