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Research Active Staff (RAS): Career Development: Managing your Research and Academic Career - Resource Bank Page

Useful Resources:

image Developing Your Career 

image University of Warwick Progression Chart

imageUniversity of Warwick/LDC Career Information for Staff

University of Warwick/LDC Career Planning

Vitae Webpage

image Vitae: The Career Wise Booklet

image Vitae: The Leading Researcher Booklet

RDF  Vitae: Researcher Development Framework

UoW, RAS, LDC Useful Resources

Career Development: Interview Success 
This resource includes the ppt presentation and edited video of key talks from a workshop on Interview Success for research staff.

Career Development: Shortlisting 
This page includes a video on key talks from a workshop on the essential criteria for shortlisting and additional resources.

Career Development: How to Approach an Interview 
This workshop focuses on what makes candidates successful in interview, with an opportunity to practice skills with peers.

Career Development: Creating a Strong Short CV
This workshop was designed to help research staff to create a short summary style CV, to capture key skills and achievements.

Career Development: Evidencing your Skills 
The video's and powerpoint presentation file in this resource are taken from a career development seminar for research active staff on the subject of 'evidencing your skills'.


Stringer, H. (2013) An Introvert's Guide to Networking. Available at https://careersblog. Last accessed 15 November 2018.

Resource Description:

Workshop Events Webpage
For the date of the next workshop and to book a place or register your interest in future workshops see the workshop webpage (link above).

Workshop Overview:

A one-day workshop that provides Research Active Staff (RAS - staff on Research-focussed, Teaching-focussed and Research & Teaching contracts) with a day of active reflection and discussion on a wide range of issues that face Research Active Staff (RAS) 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 careers. This workshop is a collaborative workshop developed by Vitae & UK Research Councils (UKRC) which has been adapted for Warwick Research Active Staff.


Managing your Research and Academic Career, 21 November 2018: Presentation by Sandy Sparks, (Learning and Development Consultant), Learning and Development Centre.


Dates of Previous Workshops:

Wednesday 21 November 2018

Thursday 3 May 2018

Tuesday 14 November 2017

Tuesday 17 May 2016

Thursday 21 January 2016

Feedback or Quotes:

'One of the best workshops I ever had, inspirational: an eye opener for me'.
'Your session was very thought provoking as usual'.

  Feedback from November 2018 cohort, including responses from LDC

  Feedback from November 2017 cohort, including responses from LDC

  Feedback from the May 2016 cohort

  Feedback from the January 2016 cohort

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