Careers and Employability

This cluster supports ways to enhance your professional development as well as increase your employability beyond the phd.
14/10/2015 12.15-1.15pm CH1008 Finding Funding for Research Charlotte Wasilewski
11/11/2015 12.15-1.15pm CH1008 Introduction to Bid Writing Dr John-Paul Wilson and Charlotte Wasilewski
28/10/2015 12.15-1.45pm CH1008 PhD? Check! What Next? Rosie Plimmer
03/02/2016 12.15-1.45pm CH1008 PhD? Check! What Next? Rosie Plimmer
02/03/2016 2.15-3.45pm CH2003 Academic vs. Non-Academic CVs Rosie Plimmer
27/04/2016 12.15-1.45pm JL1021 Funding for ECRs & Post-Docs Charlotte Wasilewski and Rosie Plimmer
By Appt Only 12.15-1.45pm The Research School CV Clinic Rosie Plimmer

Finding funding for research
This session provides an overview of research funding in the UK and internationally, identifying how research is funded and the major funding bodies in the UK and Europe. It also discussion the key stages of putting a bid together: what you need to do and when. It will be of use to those unfamiliar with the funding landscape and wish to learn more and researchers planning to make their first funding bid.

Introduction to Bid Writing
This session will identify the major research funders and set out good practice in writing a research funding application, drawing on guidance provided for example by the Research Councils and the experiences of staff who have written both successful and unsuccessful funding bids. This session will be useful for all those considering making an application for research funding.

Funding for ECRS and Post-Docs
This workshop will identify funding opportunities for researchers who have recently completed doctoral study or who are in the final stages of their PhD. In particular, it will highlight the range of fellowships available for early career researchers.

PhD [check]: what next?
This session looks at career options for doctoral students’ post-PhD. Academic and non-academic career paths will be explored, along with techniques to help students both generate career ideas and narrow down the field to identify careers suitable for their particular aptitudes and abilities.

Academic vs Non-Academic Cvs
This practical workshop session will start by looking at the ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ of CV writing before looking at the particular requirements for non-academic (reverse chronological) CVs and academic CVs. Bring your CV along.

CV Clinic
Bring your CV along for half an hour 1-2-1 feedback and advice on improving the impact of your CV. By appointment only.

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