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PGR Welcome 2011


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PGR Welcome 2011

  1. 1. Graduate Development[the why, what & how of developing as a professional researcher]<br />EPS Postgraduate Welcome Event, September 2011<br />Dee-Ann Johnson, The University of Manchester<br />
  2. 2. What’s this all about?<br />Graduate Development is all about gaining and enhancing skills to successfully complete your research degree and maximise employability in your chosen career path<br />
  3. 3. What skills do you bring?<br />
  4. 4. If you’re already skilled why do you need to think about this?<br />Because a PhD is about so much more than the thesis…<br />
  5. 5. If you’re already skilled why do you need to think about this?<br />And because you are an early career researcher – development is part of the game plan…<br />
  6. 6. Oh that’s why…<br />Raise your self awareness (hone your research skills & acquire professional skills that you can take to any job, anywhere<br />Interdisciplinary networking (don’t underestimate the importance and power of this!)<br />Share knowledge & experience with other researchers (and with people outside of academia)<br />Increase your confidence (there will be tricky times ahead)<br />Open doors (new opportunities & increase career scope)<br />Continuing professional development (learning doesn’t stop after you passed your viva!)<br />
  7. 7. So how can we help?<br />Graduate Development<br />Workshops<br />Coaching & Mentoring <br />Skills audits <br />Competitions <br />Sign posting<br />Opportunities <br />Funding<br />News, blogs, advice<br />Accredited courses<br />GRADschools<br />Briefing sessions<br />Online resources<br />It’s our job to make sure we know what’s going on in the wider context for early career researchers and help you to develop professionally and personally.<br />
  8. 8. Researcher Development Framework<br />Knowledge, skills, behaviors and personal qualities of researchers <br />Assess your skills<br />Identify areas for improvement<br />Create and action plan<br />Record evidence of progress<br />Assess your skills …<br />
  9. 9. But what sorts of areas do we cover?<br />Workshops, Advice & Resources on…<br /><ul><li>Research ethics & integrity
  10. 10. Academic writing
  11. 11. Project management
  12. 12. Information management
  13. 13. Thesis & viva preparation
  14. 14. Getting research funding
  15. 15. Preparing for fellowships
  16. 16. Teaching & learning</li></li></ul><li>But what sorts of areas do we cover?<br />Workshops, Advice & Resources on…<br /><ul><li>Public & community engagement including competitions
  17. 17. Peer review & getting published
  18. 18. Conferences - presenting & posters
  19. 19. Social media
  20. 20. Networking
  21. 21. Enterprise</li></li></ul><li>Graduate Development<br />Who do we work with?<br />Careers Service<br />Manchester Enterprise Centre<br />University Language Centre<br />PGR Representation<br />Library<br />Supervisor, Research Group,<br />School<br />UMIP<br />WiSET<br />Research Computing<br />Vitae<br />You!<br />Research Councils<br />Public Engagement<br />STEM/NCCPE Ambassadors, Widening Participation, Manchester Beacon, Science Festivals<br />
  22. 22. Ok - what next?<br />See you at the Introduction to Research workshop (& other workshops as you progress through your degree)<br />Check out our website &<br />Read our weekly e-bulletins (packed full of great opportunities & news that you don’t want to miss)<br />Follow us on twitter @epsgrads(the quick & simple way to keep up to date)<br />Come visit us (Faculty Graduate Education Office, C4 SackvilleStreet Building)<br />
  23. 23. A final thought<br />