Pathways Event 2010 – Career Options for Researchers

When: 11th, 14th and 16th June 2010

Day 1 and 2 – Renold Building, North Campus
Day 3 – PhD Zone@ Graduate Recruitment Fair, Armitage Centre, Fallowfield

Pathways is an annual careers event for PhD researchers and research staff.

The event takes place over three days and is designed to support delegates in making career choices, exploring future plans and discovering the breadth of opportunities available to them.

Over the three days, Pathways comprises:

* Question and Answer panels
* career workshops
* a recruiter exhibition and much more.

A collaborative event between all four Faculties, there’s something for all students and researchers from all areas of study and at any stage in their career planning.

To register and for further information please visit:

Research to Enterprise Summit – FREE – Book Now!

We would like to invite you to the 3rd annual Research to Enterprise Summit, which will be held on Thursday, 10th June 2010 from 5.00pm – 7.00pm in Lecture Theatre B, University Place.

The aim of the event is to encourage students and staff to be more enterprising, whether they are aiming for an academic job, commercial or not-for-profit organisation or would like to start their own company.

The format as in previous years will be enterprising speakers from both the University and wider world followed by a networking buffet. Speakers this year include:

Pete Waterman OBE, a music entrepreneur responsible for over 200 hit singles and a judge on televisions’ Pop Idol. (See attached flyer for details)

John Craven OBE, tv broadcaster, who is well known for Newsround and Countryfile

A free buffet and drinks will follow the speakers in the foyer.

To register, simply email your name, school and faculty to

See for more details.

Need help with writing? Online Writing Clinic

The University-wide Online Writing Clinic is a cross-faculty resource for postgraduate students at the University of Manchester. It is a ‘drop in’ facility which allows you to ask any questions you might have regarding academic writing.

The first few minutes of each clinic will be a brief review of the main points of one topic from the Blackboard materials. The clinic will then be open for questions on any topic related to academic writing.

The clinics  will take place between 1.00-2.00pm on Wednesdays.
There will be a clinic each Wednesday from 28th April until Wednesday 9th June 2010.

To access the on-line clinic, follow the link below on the dates and times specified above:

Enter as ‘Guest’. Type in your name and include your Faculty in brackets e.g. John (EPS). You will need headphones to listen to the clinic.

Please note: questions will be answered in the order they are posted and the clinic will end at 2.00pm (questions will be accepted until 1.55pm). Guidance will be generic as it is a University-wide resource, and the clinics are to complement (not as an alternative to) the on-line course or in-sessional classes.

Research Staff Conference 2010: IMPACT (11 May)

When: Tuesday 11 May 2010 from 9.30am until 5pm
Where: Chancellors Hotel and Conference Centre, Fallowfield

The conference will provide an opportunity for early-career Research Staff at the University to focus on their careers and build networks. The conference will feature a series of short presentations on creating impact, from academics, researchers, and guest speakers, plus three parallel workshop sessions.

For further information and to book a place on the conference please visit:

Scientific Abstracts Workshop (places available)

When: Monday 19 April from 2pm until 4pm
Where: Room 3, Simon Building

The preparation of a first-rate abstract is one of the most difficult writing challenges for any scientist. During this workshop, advice on how to write abstracts is supported by group work on practical examples. Participants are encouraged to bring an abstract that they have prepared previously.

Click here to book your place