August: CV writing, networking, interview and finding your first research job

In August, Research Bites will be hosting colleagues from Careers. These sessions have been really popular in previous years, so get there on time for a seat and a piece of cake! Live streams will start at 12.00 BST, but please be patient as there is sometimes a short delay.

August 2017: Careers

Just turn up, no need to book! Tea/coffee and a cake provided.

CV tips for PhDs

Thursday 3rd August, 12pm, Bowland North SR 1. Live stream at 12.00 BST

This session will cover the format of an academic CV, a traditional CV and show examples of both.

Kathryn Morey-Scarfe & David Mashiter, Careers & Employment Advisers, Careers

Finding your first research job

Monday 7th August, 12pm, Bowland North SR 1. Live stream at 12.00 BST

This session will identify the key resources to assist you in finding your first researcher position.

Kathryn Morey-Scarfe & Kirsty Thornton, Careers & Employment Adviser and Careers Consultant, Careers

Succeeding at interviews

Tuesday 15th August, 12pm, Bowland North SR 1 Live stream at 12.00 BST

How to prepare for academic job interviews, hints and tips on how to succeed and common academic interview questions.

Kathryn Morey-Scarfe, Careers & Employment Adviser, Careers

Bring your biography – advice for Early Career Researchers

Wednesday 16th August, 12pm, Bowland North SR 1. No live stream.

A chance to review your biography and personal profile and explore the steps you can take to increase their impact. Remember to bring your biography and CV with you.

Elaine Davies, Careers Consultant

The importance of networking for Early Career Researches

Wednesday 23rd August, 12pm, Bowland North SR 1 Live stream at 12.00 BST

Learn why building your professional network is important as a researcher, and understand what you’re looking to achieve, what you have to offer, and how you can make the most of your network.

Shelley Morgan, Careers & Employment Adviser, Careers

Look forward to seeing you there!

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Research Bites is back in November 2016

Thanks

Sincere thanks to all of the presenters and participants of Research Bites this last year! It has been a successful year, with 130 people attending one or more sessions, notching up 211 attendances.

Careers

Special thanks to colleagues in Careers who attracted 55 participants to 5 sessions in August and September. You can find out about their other events and job opportunities by logging into Lancaster Target Connect.

Elaine Davies based her session ‘Getting your first lecturing job‘ on the findings of a report undertaken by AGCAS, the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services.

Recordings

You can revisit sessions that you missed or want to experience again by browsing the titles in the Recordings Archive. In August we trialled live streaming of the recording, which means more of our research staff and students can benefit from the sessions.

Research Bites in 2016-17

Research Bites will resume in November 2016. As yet the programme hasn’t been devised, but you can expect to see topics on:

  • Information seeking
  • Information management
  • Research data and infrastructure
  • Scholarly publishing
  • Researcher profiles
  • Intellectual Property, copyright and enterprise
  • Research funding and resources
  • Research impact and metrics
  • Careers

We’ll be looking into making a Moodle area for Research Bites in the future to make the programme, materials and recordings more accessible for University members.

Feedback

We hope that every session you have attended or presented has helped you in some way. If you’d like to send any feedback about what you’ve learned, a connection you’ve made or something you have done differently as a result of attending a Research Bites session, please send it to us using this form:

 See you in November!

Research Bites in August/September: Careers

Apologies for the very late arrival of this month’s Research Bites programme.

This month we’re focusing on Careers. The sessions are generally aimed at PhDs, post-docs and early career researchers, but everyone who is interested is welcome!

Just turn up, tea/coffee and cake, as always!

CV tips for PhDs

Thursday 4th August, 12pm, Bowland North SR1
This session will cover the format of an academic CV, a traditional CV and show examples of both.
Kathryn Morey-Scarfe & David Mashiter, Careers & Employment Advisers, Careers

Finding your first research job

Thursday 11th August, 12pm, Bowland North SR1
This session will identify the key resources to assist you in finding your first researcher position.
Kathryn Morey-Scarfe & Kirsty Thornton, Careers & Employment Adviser and Careers Consultant, Careers

Getting your first lecturing job

Monday 22nd August, 12pm, Bowland North SR1
Gain insight into the steps you could take to increase your chances of securing your first lecturing post., based on the results of a recent survey of 172 academic staff, from 22 UK universities.
Elaine Davies, Careers Consultant, Faculty of Arts and Social Science

Succeeding at interviews

Thursday 25th August 12pm, Bowland North SR1
How to prepare for academic job interviews, hints and tips on how to succeed and common academic interview questions.
Kathryn Morey-Scarfe, Careers & Employment Adviser, Careers

The importance of networking for early career researchers

Thursday 1st September, 12pm, Bowland North SR8
Learn why building your professional network is important as a researcher, and understand what you’re looking to achieve, what you have to offer, and how you can make the most of your network.
Shelley Morgan, Careers & Employment Adviser, Careers

Recordings, where available, will be linked from the Recordings Archive.

Focus on open researchers

Vitae‘s focus at the moment is developing the ‘Open Researcher‘, and they have produced some really useful materials both for researchers, and those involved in researcher development.

They are also advertising the Vitae Connections: Open Researchers CPD event in Leeds on the 1st December 2015.


This event will provide information, practical advice and opportunity for discussion around topics, including:

  • Researchers’ perceptions of ‘open’ – feedback from the recent #vitaechat
  • How does open access change behaviours? Helen Blanchett, Jisc
  • Implications for researcher development from the changing culture of research,  Professor Stephen Curry, Imperial College London
  • Engaging the public throughout the research lifecycle, Derek Stewart OBE, National Institute for Health Research
  • A personal experience of developing the open researcher, Dr Rob Daley, Heriot-Watt University
  • And more…

If you haven’t done so already, it’s well worth exploring Vitae’s resources and events. You may or may not know that Research Bites is mapped against the Researcher Development Framework which was developed by Vitae.

Last Research Bites of the academic year

We’ve rescheduled ‘Succeeding at Interviews‘ for this Friday 28th August, at 12.00 in Bowland North SR7.

This short session will be delivered by Kathryn Morey-Scarfe from Careers, and is aimed at PhD students hoping to get hints and tips on how to prepare for academic job interviews, how to succeed, and hear about common academic interview questions.

This will be the last Research Bites session of 2014-2015. Thanks to everyone who has presented, attended and suggested topics throughout this year’s programme.

We’re planning to resume in November 2016.

Research Bites in August – Careers advice for PhDs

'The world is your lobster'
‘The world is your lobster’

This month’s theme is Careers advice for PhDs, and will be entirely delivered by our colleagues in the Careers service. Supervisors and early career researchers may also be interested.

Join us for an informal 20 minute session. Just turn up, no need to book. Tea/coffee and a cake provided!

CV tips for PhDs
Thursday 13th August, 12.00, County South Meeting Room 7 (C89)
This session will cover the format of an academic CV, a traditional CV and show examples of both.
Kathryn Morey-Scarfe & Jo Hobbs, Careers & Employment Advisers, Careers

Finding your first research job
Friday 14th August, 12.00, County South Meeting Room 7 (C89)
This session will identify the key resources to assist you in finding your first researcher position.
Kathryn Morey-Scarfe, Careers & Employment Adviser, Careers

Succeeding at interviews
Thursday 20th August, 12.00, County South Meeting Room 7 (C89)
How to prepare for academic job interviews, hints and tips on how to succeed and common academic interview questions.
Kathryn Morey-Scarfe, Careers & Employment Adviser, Careers

The importance of networking for early career researchers
Friday 21st August, 12.00, County South Meeting Room 7 (C89)
Learn why building your professional network is important as a researcher, and understand what you’re looking to achieve, what you have to offer, and how you can make the most of your network.
Shelley Morgan, Careers & Employment Adviser, Careers

** This will be the last month of Research Bites in 2014-2015 **