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Careers for Research Active Staff

Career Advice Report

New report highlights challenges for researchers seeking careers advice. A survey and interviews, with both researchers and researcher developers, were used to explore how researchers use their social capital to elicit careers advice, who they ask, how they rate their networking skills and their career aspirations, attitudes and constraints.

Straight talking: the role of non-specialist advice and networking in career conversations for researchers’ identifies that many researchers could access more effectively their networks for career support and development opportunities.

The report ‘Straight talking: the role of non-specialist advice and networking in career conversations for researchers' is available at:
http://www.vitae.ac.uk/policy-practice/521471/Straight-talking.html

Online Workshops

Career Support

Career development workshops (funded by Roberts' Funding)
A comprehensive programme of careers related workshops and presentations that took place:

Employers & Markets Information

  • Information about the academic and non-academic labour markets is available online and in the Career Hub at the Learning Grid (University House)

Events

  • A selection of employer and alumni events (including some for researchers)
  • Opportunities to talk to current and former researchers about their own career paths
  • Insight into employers' recruitment strategy and role requirements