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Vitae project explores what research staff do next

Clare Jones, a member of the AGCAS Research Staff Task Group, is part of a project team investigating the careers of research staff who moved from research posts in European higher education institutions to other employment sectors. The project, What do research staff do next?, is run by Vitae in collaboration with Naturejobs.

Vacancy on the Research Staff Task Group

The AGCAS Research Staff Task Group is looking for a new member to join the group. The task group has been busy producing resources for careers advisers and for early career researchers and is also active in the researcher development community to raise the profile of the work of careers advisers and to feed into policy and developments such as the Researcher Development Framework (RDF) and the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.

Postgraduate education report launched

The Higher Education Commission's report on postgraduate education was launched at the House of Commons on 29 October 2012. Clare Jones, a member of the AGCAS Research Staff Task Group who, together with the AGCAS Postgraduate Students Task Group and senior AGCAS staff, coordinated the AGCAS response to the inquiry, attended the launch event.

Vacancy on the AGCAS Research Staff Task Group

The AGCAS Research Staff Task Group is seeking a new member to join their small but enthusiastic team. The key focus of the group is to support AGCAS members working with early career researchers in order to develop and share expertise, professional practice and resources in this specialist area of provision.

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Careers guidance for careers advisers working with research staff, London

Mon 24 May 2010

The aim of the day is to provide guidance practice training for careers advisers working with research staff. The day is designed for reasonably experienced careers practitioners/ advisers, and staff with advisory roles that include career management and career choice.

Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2012: Realising the Potential of Researchers, Manchester

Mon 03 Sep 2012 to Tue 04 Sep 2012

The annual Vitae researcher development international conference is the largest event that brings together all those with a strategic and practical role in developing researchers.

Supporting the transitions of research students and research staff, Warwick

Thu 21 Apr 2016

A one-day conference for staff engaged in developing research students and research staff.

If you also wish to attend the two-day Introduction to Guidance Interviewing course, which precedes this research day, you can book for both via this page.

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University Researchers and the Job Market

University Researchers and the Job Market is a practical career development resource for research staff. It is intended to offer support and encouragement to researchers who are considering their next career move, either inside or outside of academia.

Recruiting Researchers - Survey of Employer Practice

This report sets out the findings of research conducted by Vitae into the experiences, attitudes and recruitment practices of employers in relation to doctoral graduates. The research surveyed 104 employers from a diverse mix of sectors and organisation size.

Academic Career Development Issues for Early Career Researchers

A summary of tips and reflections on academic career development from a panel of academics and a representative from Research Councils UK (RCUK).

PhDs: How to Add Value to your Business (Vitae event report)

This is a short summary of the Vitae event held in September 2010, which looked at how postgraduates can support UK business. The event was designed to raise awareness of the value of PhD holders amongst recruiters.

An Academic Career

An Academic Career is designed to help students, alumni and researchers who might be considering a career in academia. Though developed by a team at The University of Manchester, it is intended for use by staff, students and alumni from any university. Since its launch in March 2011, An Academic Career has had well over 100,000 hits from all over the world. It is designed to give readers a realistic understanding of what a career in academia involves and what it takes to be successful.

Evaluation Practices and Impact Evidence of Careers Activities for Research Staff

A number of careers services offer specialised careers support to research staff. The aim of this AGCAS Research Staff Task Group project was to collate and review evaluation evidence for this client group. The project report includes an overview of types of evidence collected, as well as some suggestions for developing and sharing practice in this area.

Straight Talking: Effective Career Discussions at Work

Drawing on the accounts of over one hundred managers and professionals, this report explores the key features of effective career discussions at work.

Vitae Researcher Development Framework: Briefing for careers specialists

The Researcher Development Statement, and the more detailed Researcher Development Framework, enable researchers to articulate their skills and take a proactive approach to their professional development. The Researcher Development Statement replaces the Research Councils’ Joint Skills Statement (2001) as the UK framework underpinning professional development for researchers at all levels.

Getting the First Lecturing Job

This survey, undertaken by the AGCAS Research Staff Task Group, asked experienced academics to identify the key areas they would look for when recruiting for a new lecturer in their discipline. Their responses provide interesting and informative insights into academic career development, which can be used by careers staff to enhance the delivery of careers support for early career researchers. The report can also be used with undergraduate and taught postgraduates considering a research degree as their next option.

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