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.

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 **