Talking about the future: You career and mine

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Hayley Shaw is a Knowledge Exchange Manager in the Institute of Environment, Health, Risks and Futures at Cranfield University. In this Careers After Biological Sciences presentation, Hayley describes some of the work of a Knowledge Exchange Manager, and outlines how she moved from an initial intention to be a lollypop lady, via a degree in Physiology and Pharmacology at Leicester, and as a Graduate Recruitment Consultant, to reach her current role.

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Talking about the future: You career and mine

  1. 1. Hayley Shaw Knowledge Exchange Manager Institute for Environment, Health, Risks and Futures Talking about the future: Your career and mine
  2. 2. What I want to get across 1) Your University of Leicester Degree is AWESOME. 2) Know your skills and know what you love. 3) Believe in yourself. You WILL find a job that’s right for you.
  3. 3. But first, a shout out…
  4. 4. Me?
  5. 5. Me?
  6. 6. Lollipop lady Teacher? Midwife? Alan Sugar’s next apprentice? CEO of my own company… Surely? Biologist? Professional fighter? Physiology and Pharmacology Cure AIDS? Clinical trials? “I was lonely in the lab. You like to talk. You’re sick of being poor and want loads of money. SALES! Neuroscientist?
  7. 7. SALES! Pharmaceutical sales? Graduate recruitment consultant (selling grads into scientific and other jobs!) How did my Leicester Biosciences Degree get me here? ?! KTP Manager? Knowledge Exchange Manager (Env. Risk) Knowledge Exchange Manager (Env. Risk & Futures) Knowledge Exchange Manager (Env. Risk & Futures & Farming & Nutrient Recovery & Ecosystem Services &…..
  8. 8. What does a Knowledge Exchange Manager do?
  9. 9. Plug in to the research that’s happening at the university
  10. 10. Help to share scientific knowledge with people who need it Or even better, coGather knowledge design the research so from stakeholders to you KNOW it meets feeduser needs back into the research
  11. 11. This is where I sit
  12. 12. It’s no longer about just communicating what we know and expecting others to listen
  13. 13. Crowdsourcing and citizen science initiatives have shown us that often, the public know a lot more than we think!
  14. 14. What does a FUTURIST do?
  15. 15. What I want to get across 1) Your University of Leicester Degree is AWESOME. 2) Know your skills and know what you love. 3) Believe in yourself. You WILL find a job that’s right for you.

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