Upcoming Vitae Events

Vitae** Entrepreneurs Festival, 4-6 September, Manchester **

UK Trade & Investment is hosting an Entrepreneur Festival, taking place from Wednesday 4 to Friday 6 September 2013 in the UK in Manchester, home to the UK’s largest university.  Recent graduates and final year BA/BSc level, Masters or Research degree student with entrepreneurial ambitions are now invited to grab an exclusive place at The Festival. Whether educated in the UK as an international student, or based somewhere else in the world, UKTI is inviting budding entrepreneurs to join their talented peers in Manchester in September this year.

More info at http://www.entrepreneursfestival.ukti.gov.uk/


**Working more effectively with others (webinar), 17 Sept, 10:00-11:00am **

 Does anyone you work with ever drive you nuts?

Intellectually, we understand that people are different and come at situations with different perspectives. However, dealing with those fundamental differences at work (and at home) can be extremely challenging. This seminar will look at how differences in personality types can affect how you work with others. We will explore how you prefer to interact and how others might see the world differently to you. By attending this seminar, you will be able to develop a strategy for working more effectively with others to benefit your research and career.

This webinar is brought to you as a collaboration between The Thesis Whisperer and the Vitae NW Hub.

The session is scheduled to take place online only via Adobe Connect on 17 September. It will be a 30 minute presentation followed by Q&A.

For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/17j2FH6


**“Standing up for Science” media workshop, 20th September, London **

Run by Sense About Science, this workshop will be held at the Physiological Society in London on Friday 20th September, and is FREE (booking essential) for early career researchers in all sciences, medicine and engineering. More info at  http://www.senseaboutscience.org/data/files/VoYS/VoYS_workshop_Sept_2013_-_London.pdf


**Implementing Open Access Policy, 5 November, London **

The conference includes keynote addresses from Professor Martin Hall, Vice-Chancellor, University of Salford and Chair, UK Open Access Implementation Group and Professor the Lord Krebs, Chair, House of Lords Science & Technology Select Committee and will bring together further key policymakers with academics and university leaders, the publishing industry, science-based businesses, research councils, other research-funding organisations and further interested parties. Overall, topics for discussion include:

  • Implementation challenges and funding implications presented by the ‘Gold’ Open Access model adopted by Research Councils UK;
  • The role that the ‘Green’ Open Access model could play in the UK;
  • How differences between UK policy and the Open Access positions of other nations may affect UK universities;
  • The potential for e-books and other formats to more widely disseminate research; and
  • How to encourage businesses and the public to utilise Open Access and maximise the policy’s benefits.

More info at http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/forums/event.php?eid=641

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