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Managing your Research/Academic Career

A one day workshop that provides 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 which has been adapted for Warwick Research Active Staff.

Who should attend?

Research Active Staff (Research, Academic or Teaching terms & conditions), unfortunately 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 specifcally 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 buildingHold confident conversations around ambitions and goals
  • Make new contacts and practice networkingSet some personal goals
  • Please bring a copy of your academic cv and a 2 page resume/summary CV


May 2016

"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

January 2016
“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,

Tuesday 8 November 2016

AC03, Argent Court
University of Warwick Science Park

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PARKING: 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

TIME: 9.45am for refreshments. Workshop commences at 10am, concluding at 3pm

CATERING: Lunch is provided together with refreshments throughout the day


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

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


To Apply: If you would like to apply for a place on the 26 January 2017 workshop or to register your interest in future workshops please complete the 'Book a place' form below:

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