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

Need a career? Get STEPS Newsletter Issue 20

The latest edition of the STEPS newsletter focuses on careers for postgraduate researchers.  To download a copy of the newsletter please visit http://manchestersteps.wordpress.com/2011/07/05/issue-20-careers/

IndiaBioscience present at the University of Manchester

Thursday 28 July 12:00 – 13:00 (then lunch provided)
Alan Turing Building room G107

‘Avenues for pursuing research in India’
Swetha Suresh, PhD
Associate Director for IndiaBioscience
National Centre for Biological Science (NCBS)

Dr Suresh will discuss:
1. Opportunities for researchers in India – Fellowships, New Institutes and Funding.
2. Young Investigator Meeting and mentoring for researchers interested in establishing a career in India.
3. Online resources for Indian biologists (junior and senior, working in India or abroad) to unite as a community- to find and exchange information, to make new contacts, find collaborators and to share perspectives.

Target audience:
Biosciences research students, research staff and academic staff interested in starting a research career in India or interested in up-to-date information about the research environment in India.

Book your place at this event with an email to Kelly.hoyle@manchester.ac.uk with your name, institution and current position.

Find out more about IndiaBioscience through their website: www.IndiaBioscience.org

Vitae National GRADschools – places available

GRADschools are designed to help you reflect upon and develop the skills you have as a postgraduate researcher. The course will encourage you to consider how you can apply your skills now and in the future and aim to help you gain honest insights into a range of career pathways and approaches.
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.

This interactive residential event will enable you to:

  • meet a whole host of postgraduate researchers from a variety of disciplines, backgrounds and ages
  • work with a range of experienced, inspirational people from all over the country, or sometimes further afield, who are willing to openly share their career experiences
  • take a few days out from your research both physically and mentally, and have some space in which to consider yourself and your next steps
  • assess your career and professional progress with the use of different tools, including the new Researcher Development Framework.

Course dates:

  • 14-17 June 2011, Bournemouth
  • 11-14 October 2011, Windermere

Places are limited so book now! http://www.vitae.ac.uk/researchers/15749/National-GRADschools-2011.html

New! Website for academic career development

The Careers Service has developed an online academic careers website http://www.academiccareer.manchester.ac.uk/. The site aims to help you if you are interested in becoming an academic, whatever stage you have reached in your career. You can find information on what academics really do, how people typically enter academic careers and how to succeed as an academic. It also encourages you to ask yourself some challenging questions about what you want out of a career and is that a good match for a career as an academic.