Two November Vitae events: Recognition and Raising an Independent Profile


Recognition and Value

In its sixth year, the Vitae Research Staff Conference 2014, in partnership with the UK Research Staff Association, will explore the recognition and value of research staff, which relates to Principle 2 of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. The conference will bring together researchers of various career stages, representatives from research staff associations, and those supporting the development of researchers, to explore the broad recognition and value of research staff both within academia and beyond.

The conference will close with presentations from two inspiring speakers:

  • Taking control of your career, Dr Sophia Karagiannis, King’s College London
  • Careers – I’ve had a few, Dr Nessa Carey, International Director, PraxisUnico

Other topics to be raised in presentations and workshops include:

  • The recognition of research staff by institutions, employers, and European funding and policy. Plenary panel discussion
  • Understanding your leadership potential for research staff
  • Researchers and employers: Mutual recognition of value
  • Working together for greater international recognition, by the International Consortium of Research Staff Associations (ICoRSA)
  • Leveraging the value of your research staff association, by UKRSA
  • Support for Arts and Humanities Researchers Post-PhD, by AHRC
  • Professional development planning: Recognising your value

The event is free for UK-based participants. Attendance for international/EU participants is £85 exc VAT.

For more information and to book visit our website.


How to raise your independent profile?

Virtual Q&A, 27 November (2pm-3pm) UK Time
For research staff (postdoctoral researchers and fellows)

As a follow-up to the Research Staff Conference, Vitae will be hosting a Google Hangout for postdoctoral researchers dedicated to self-promotion, pitching your ideas, networking and developing your independent profile inside or outside academia.

Our moderator will be joined by career experts, principal investigators, employers and researchers who have mastered the art of self-promotion to discuss how to succeed and take advantage of profile-raising opportunities, specifically as a postdoctoral researcher.

This event is for all researchers and there is no limit on the number of participants, so please spread the word, and offer your own advice on #vitaehangout on Twitter.

To find out how to participate in a Google Hangout, read the instructions on our event page.

To attend, respond ‘yes’ to our Google + event page


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