Social Networking in Research

Here are the slides from the presentation at the Research Staff Conference. The slides contain all the links to the resources.

Please feel free to leave comments, suggestions or questions.


Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Scheme competition 2009

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Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Scheme aims to raise your awareness of the commercialisation of bioscience. You compete in teams to develop a hypothetical business idea with the help of expert mentors from the biotechnology sector. Workshops are held throughout the UK, feeding into a National Final with a prize of £1000 for the winning team.

The 2009 YES Competition has been launched with a closing date for entries of 17 June 2009. The workshops will take place in September and October with the Final scheduled for December 2009. Sponsorship has been secured from various industries.

For more information and an entry form visit or by contacting Adam Webb, email:, Tel: 01793 413390

Research Staff Conference – this Thursday

We are all really excited for the Research Staff Conference which takes place this Thursday. The conference is the perfect opportunity for you to network with peers from across the University and share experiences. For more information on the event please click the link below. We will hopefully see you on Thursday!

Standing Up for Science Media Workshop

Are you passionate about your research? Do you think it is important for good science to be communicated to a wider audience? If so, then come along to a Standing Up for Science media workshop.

This event is open to early career researchers (PhD students, post-docs or equivalent in first job) and will be held on Friday 27th March 2009 in Manchester.If you are interested in attending please send your CV and covering letter explaining your reason for applying to :

Julia Wilson: email or post to Sense About Science, 25 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7EG. Please also state any affiliations you hold. The closing date for applications is Friday 13th March 2009


For further information visit

Pathways – June the 12th and 15th

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Pathways, our biggest PhD and research staff career options event, is coming up in June, so put the date in your diaries. Last year we had over 100 alumni and external speakers come to Manchester to share their experiences on how they have used their PhDs in careers both in and outside academia. We’re giving you advanced warning of the dates so that if you have any ideas of career paths you would like to hear about let us know and we will try our best to find someone. Also if you know any researchers that have left academic life and are perusing alternative careers (and are free on the 12th June) please let me know. You can contact us  by adding a comment below. For further information visit the Pathways Website

Welcome to the Research Training Team Blog

A very warm welcome to the new blog.  In this blog you will find news relating to research training at the University of Manchester.

If you have an item you would like featuring please contact the team.