Research Staff Conference 2014

Bookings are now being taken for this year’s University of Manchester Research Staff Conference

Wednesday April 9th 2014, Alan Turing Building.  

The theme of this year’s conference is Your Research Career in a Changing Environment, and will offer you the opportunity to explore different transitions which may impact on you, your research and your career, and how to make these transitions work for you.

The day will include a choice of workshops, a panel discussion and plenary sessions plus an information fair, careers and CV clinic, and plenty of opportunities for networking.

Presenters include senior academic members of staff from Manchester, skilled and experienced developers and a range of groups and services who offer support to Research Staff at Manchester. The participants will hear from a panel of successful academics who have faced different challenges in their careers, and have the opportunity to select up to three workshop sessions, meet other researchers from outside of their Faculties and have a chance to gain individual feedback on their CVs.

For more information, and to book your place, visit the conference website at: www.21centuryresearcher.manchester.ac.uk/

Some feedback about last years event:

‘I got some great feedback about how to improve my CV…The panel discussion has given me hope for my career as I am always being told to move institution to progress, so I was glad to hear some of the panel members had spent their entire career at Manchester.’

‘The session on Marketing yourself and your research – knowing your best bits with Pete Baille was particularly good. I felt that I gained some useful tips. The panel session where we heard about other people’s routes in academia was also very insightful.’

‘I was expecting the plenary discussion to be very dull but was pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent, and the running of the conference was very good.’

‘Really very well organised! The catering was perfect (so often you get soggy nasty sandwiches and sad-looking fruit), the venue was great, and the timing very well thought-out.’

‘Extremely well organised, clear that a great degree of thought was invested into the conference.’

‘I really enjoyed the conference. A conference for researchers indicates the value the University places on its researchers.’

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