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Managing your Research and Academic Career

Useful Resources:

Vitae Webpage

RDF Researcher Development Framework 

image Vitae: The Leading Research Booklet 

imageVitae: The Career-Wise Booklet 

image Developing Your Career 

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.

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

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, J (2013) An Introvert's Guide to Networking downloaded November 2017

Resource Description:

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.


The workshop enables Research Active Staff to:

  • Assess your current capabilities and identify areas for personal development
  • Understand how to market yourself 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


  Managing your Research and Academic Career, 3 May 2018: Presentation by Sandy Sparks, Learning and Development Consultant, Learning and Development Centre


Further Details:

Workshop webpage

Date of Next workshop: TBA (Academic year 2018/2019)

Date of last workshop: 3 May 2018

Previous Workshops: Tuesday 14 November 2017

Other LDC Workshops/Programmes:

LDC offer workshops/programmes covering thematic areas including Leadership, Career Development, Skills, Diversity + Inclusion and Impact. To familiarise yourself with these and to apply please visit the RAS website.

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