Registration now open! Pathways Annual Careers Event – 7 & 12 June 2013

Want to get on in academia? ………or get out?!

PATHWAYS (7 & 12 June)
Annual careers event for PhD researchers and research staff.

Venue: The University of Manchester

7th June: Explore your Options
A full day of Q & A panels with PhD qualified experts and professionals from a wide range of sectors including academia. Themed workshops around marketing your skills, finding the right job and sector for you and what do employers really look for?

12th June: PhD and Research Career Zone
Talk to employers who recruit PhDs & researchers, discover what opportunities they have for you and learn how to make successful applications.

Free places for all University of Manchester PhD researchers and research staff.

Feedback from 2012 delegates
“It shows that there is life after my PhD!”
“Good spread of different careers represented”
“The panellists were experienced and knowledgeable.”
“I’ve now got the confidence to do something different.”

Find out more and book your place at: www.manchester.ac.uk/pathways

Every Researcher Counts – University of Stirling

‘Every researcher counts: equality and diversity in researcher careers in HEIs conference’

Friday 26 August 2011 at the University of Stirling

This one-day conference will support pro-vice-chancellors (or equivalent senior staff), researcher developers and equality and diversity specialists to improve institutional approaches to equality and diversity for recruiting, managing and developing research staff.

The purpose of this event is to open debate around the strategic importance of equality and diversity policy and practice for researchers, embedded in the Scottish research environment and to learn more about the Every Researcher Counts project and its related resources.  Participants will have the opportunity to explore strategic approaches to equality and diversity for researchers; what would a successful strategy look like and how would it be delivered so that ‘every researcher counts’?

Speakers at the conference include:

  • Professor Anne Glover, Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland
  • Professor Paul Hagan, Director of Research and Innovation, Scottish Funding Council

The event is for participants who can speak on behalf of their institution in relation to:

  • institutional strategies for embedding equality and diversity and the Concordat principles within institutional practice
  •  institutional measures of success and various reporting mechanisms.

This event is part of the broader ‘Every researcher counts’ project commissioned and funded by HEFCE with support from SFC, HEFCW and DEL(NI) and delivered by Vitae (www.vitae.ac.uk/everyresearchercounts).

Visit the ‘Every researcher counts’ event page for more information and to book your free of charge place: http://www.vitae.ac.uk/policy-practice/355881-411801/Every-Researcher-Counts—University-of-Stirling.html#pageInfo

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 claire.gill@manchester.ac.uk

See http://www.manchester.ac.uk/mec/rte for more details.

28th Alternative Muscle Club Meeting 2010

The 28th annual Alternative Muscle Club meeting is taking place at the University of Oxford from 28th – 29th June 2010.  This meeting is for PhD students and Postdocs involved in all areas of muscle research. Encompassing the rich history of the AMC, the meeting will provide an informal and relaxed environment for delegates to discuss their research. Friendships formed between delegates in previous meetings have gone on to become collaborations between world-leading researchers who still support the meeting.

The focus of each AMC meeting is on poster sessions & talks from delegates, in a non-intimidating environment (hence ‘alternative’). There will also be a session dedicated to first year PhD students, who are invited to present either the main aims of their project or focus on a particular result that they have achieved thus far. The final program will thus reflect the research of this year’s applicants and is not limited by a particular theme.

For more information and to apply please visit the AMC website http://tiny.cc/AMC2010
Or contact them on AMC.oxford@googlemail.com

International Inteprofessional Health and Social Care Conference: Learning Better Together, on the 6th and 7th of July 2010

Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Salford and the University of Manchester are staging the 2nd International Inteprofessional Health and Social Care Conference: Learning Better Together, on the 6th and 7th of July 2010. The conference will be held in the Geoffrey Manton Building at Manchester Metropolitan University and will also include a conference dinner at the Whitworth Art Gallery. The key themes of the conference include the following:

  • The use of simulation in interprofessional education (IPE)
  • Learning Technologies and IPE
  • Integrated Models of Service Delivery
  • Theoretical frameworks
  • Collaborative Learning in Practice
  • Student assessment in IPE

Attached to this e-mail is a flyer for the conference with further details, and we would like to invite you and any of your colleagues that might have an interest in any of these areas of health and social care delivery to attend the conference and submit a paper or poster for presentation.

Keynote speakers for the conference include:

  • Paul Manners Director of the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement and Executive Producer of the BBC Learning Division.
  • Professor John Carpenter – Professor of Social Work and Applied Science, University of Bristol, Researcher for the Department of Health and the NHS.
  • Associate Professor Ivy Oandasan – Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, Director of the Office of Interprofessional Education at the University of Toronto, Provincial Co-lead for the Health Force Ontario Strategy’s Interprofessional Care Project.
  • Professor Hugh Barr – Chair of CAIPE; Editor in Chief of the Journal of Interprofessional care and Emeritus Professor of IPE at the University of Westminster.

It is expected that the conference will be extremely popular, so early registration is advised.

The conference website is online http://www.fhsc.salford.ac.uk/2ndinterprofessional/

In the meantime, if you require any further information other than that on the attached flyer, please e-mail or telephone the following contacts:

 

Denise Brooks

Business Development Unit

Manchester Metropolitan University

Telephone: ++44(0)161 247 2770

Email: d.brooks@mmu.ac.uk

Health and Social Care Conference: Learning Better Together, on the 6th and 7th of July 2010

Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Salford and the University of Manchester are staging the 2nd International Inter-professional Health and Social Care Conference: Learning Better Together, on the 6th and 7th of July 2010. The conference will be held in the Geoffrey Manton Building at Manchester Metropolitan University and will also include a conference dinner at the Whitworth Art Gallery.

The key themes of the conference include the following:

• The use of simulation in inter-professional education (IPE) • Learning Technologies and IPE • Integrated Models of Service Delivery • Theoretical frameworks • Collaborative Learning in Practice • Student assessment in IPE Attached to this e-mail is a flyer for the conference with further details, and we would like to invite you and any of your colleagues that might have an interest in any of these areas of health and social care delivery to attend the conference and submit a paper or poster for presentation.

Keynote speakers for the conference include:

• Paul Manners Director of the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement and Executive Producer of the BBC Learning Division. • Professor John Carpenter – Professor of Social Work and Applied Science, University of Bristol, Researcher for the Department of Health and the NHS. • Associate Professor Ivy Oandasan – Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, Director of the Office of Inter-professional Education at the University of Toronto, Provincial Co-lead for the Health Force Ontario Strategy’s Inter-professional Care Project. • Professor Hugh Barr – Chair of CAIPE; Editor in Chief of the Journal of Inter-professional care and Emeritus Professor of IPE at the University of Westminster.

It is expected that the conference will be extremely popular, so early registration is advised. The conference website is online http://www.fhsc.salford.ac.uk/2ndinterprofessional/

Slides from grant writing workshop at pathways 09

As promised here are the slides that I used in the workshop on grant writing at Pathways this year.