Several of our courses take the form of webinars; an online seminar in which the trainer will give a presentation, with opportunities for you to interact and ask questions.
Register using the link provided and you will be sent a reminder and joining instructions. Webinars can be accessed on mobile devices as well as standard mac/pc/laptops.
All webinars run 12.30pm - 1.30pm.
Career inspiration for researchers
If you have a clear idea of your destination you stand a much better chance of getting there. This workshop will help you identify and clarify your career objectives. We’ll use a combination of interactive exercises and discussion with your peers to help you see the future more clearly. It’s designed to complement ‘Career Planning for Researchers’ which will help you plan practical ways of turning your vision into action.
The Higher Education landscape in the UK
This workshop will help you gain a greater understanding of higher education in the UK, from Million+ to Russell Group universities. We will cover topics ranging from the different priorities in teaching-led versus research-led universities, the differences between the TEF and the REF; and how the changing face of the EU will impact university students. We will discuss what contribution a modern academic has to make to their university and help you think more widely about this ever-changing sector.
CVs for academia and outside
This webinar will help you understand the basic outlines of a CV, whether for academia or outside. ‘Attend’ it sitting at your own computer to find out more and be shown further resources to help you with these tricky application documents.
Applications and cover letters
How do you make yourself stand out in your application? Learn the best ways to present your skills, experience and knowledge to get the attention of a potential employer and secure that all important interview.
If you’ve understood the basic principles behind what employers are looking for, you’re half-way to being well-prepared for an interview. ‘Attend’ this webinar at your own computer to get this understanding and listen to some sample ‘poor’ and ‘better’ answers.
Networking - Social Media + Informational Interviewing
Sites such as Twitter and Linked In are vast repositories of useful career information that can be easily and profitably searched. They’re also excellent ways to raise your profile. Join us to find out how to make the best of what they offer and ensure you are visible to potential colleagues and employers. We’ll also look at how to get the best out of your network contents by helping you prepare questions to ask them in conversation.
Working overseas as an academic
Both the academic and non-academic job markets are becoming increasingly globalised and collaborative; employers speak frequently of the “global mindset” and how much they value it. This workshop will focus on the global jobs markets and how you can research them. We’ll be looking at the opportunities and pitfalls involved in returning to your home country to work and the adventure of deciding to move your career to a totally new country.
Can I be an academic + have a family?
Flexibility, planning, resilience, stamina: all qualities essential for any working parent. Working in academia with a family brings its own challenges and opportunities; this workshop will explore what some families have done to make it work for them. There won’t be any answers but we will help you articulate your own questions and think about your responses and potential strategies for thriving.
Why do researchers struggle to see themselves outside academia?
Imagining yourself in a totally new role is often very challenging. In this webinar we’ll look at issue of professional identity and how to move between your researcher identity and a new one outside academia. We’ll use some theoretical research and also provide practical tips for career changers.