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Managing your Research/Academic Career

A one day workshop that provides Research Active staff in academia with a day of active reflection and discussion on a wide range of issues that face staff in the management of their careers. The workshop provides an opportunity to examine existing skills, networks and preferences so that they can effectively progress their career. This workshop is a collaborative workshop development by Vitae & UKRC (UK Research Councils) which has been adapted for Warwick Research Active Staff.

Who should attend?

Research Active Staff (Research, Academic or Teaching terms & conditions). We do not accept applications from postgraduates or research students. Students should refer to the Student Career and Skills website for details of workshops designed specifically to meet their needs.

The workshop enables Research Active Staff to:

  • Assess their current capabilities and identify areas for personal development
  • Understand how to market themselves through a CV
  • Consider the work-life balance & how this can be achieved
  • Consider the need for profile raising and reputation building
  • Hold confident conversations around ambitions and goals
  • Make new contacts and practice networking
  • Set some personal goals

Please bring a copy of your academic CV and a 2 page resume/summary CV

Quotes from previous Managing your Research/Academic Career Attendees.
Feedback from the May 2016 attendees:
"Thank you so much for the Managing your research/academic career course yesterday. It was excellent. Food for thought and action for now and many times to come. The quality of content was excellent and your delivery was inspiring as always. You are so generous in your sharing of ‘top tips’ and also multiple options of ways of approaching issues – it definitely put good stuff in my ‘bucket’! You are also brilliant at enabling the right people to get together and make contacts. Thank you for that, too"
Mairi Ann Cullen, Senor Research Fellow, CEDAR

'The course was extremely enjoyable and informative. A great opportunity to reflect and to develop new skills'.
Dr Charlotte Connor - WMS

Feedback from the January 2016 attendees
“The “Managing your Research/Academic Career” course was excellent. Sandy made us reconsider things we take completely for granted, even things as simple as the way we introduce ourselves, and the results were very revealing. The course helps researchers at all stages to take stock and take control of their own learning and development.”
Dr. Ann M. Dixon (, Associate Professor of Chemistry

Future dates to be confirmed

To be confirmed

To be confirmed

See Campus Map - Argent Court

Parking is limited, early arrival is strongly recommended. Those with a University of Warwick staff parking permit can park in Argent Court car park and do not need to use pay and display

Lunch is provided together with refreshments throughout the day


Any questions?
Workshop content:
Sandy Sparks
Learning and Development Centre. Ext: 74121

Workshop arrangements:
Jane Cooper,
Learning Development Centre
Ext: 24893


To Apply
To register your interest in future workshops please use the link below.

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