Critical success factors for an academic career

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Date: 08 December 2017
Venue: UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, Bristol Business School, Level 6, Room 6X109
Time: 10:00 - 15:30

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What are the success factors?

As research on academic job advertisements shows, universities are looking for an extremely broad set of skills and attributes when looking to hire early career researchers. These range from 'soft skills' such as pastoral care, teamwork, and networking, to highly technical skills in teaching and research. Many of these skills are not, by default, developed as part of the PhD experience, especially if your focus has been primarily on developing your thesis.

About this workshop

To increase your awareness and understanding of what academic jobs can entail, and how the development journey post PhD can be experienced, this session provides you with an opportunity to hear from and ask questions of UWE Bristol postgraduate researchers alumni who progressed into diverse types of contracts as researchers and lecturers at UWE Bristol and beyond.

You will hear from UWE Bristol Human Resources on diverse researcher and lecturer roles and employment statistics, as well as the latest developments on the recruitment front within UWE Bristol and how it compares to other higher education institutions.

By the end of this workshop, you will have developed an appreciation for the wide range of skills and attributes required of early career researchers and why university employers are looking for them. You will also understand the academic recruitment process so that you can approach the task of looking for a job with increased confidence.

This event is aimed at postgraduate researchers and early career researchers.

Cost: Free for UWE Bristol postgraduate researchers
Contact: Dr Aga Szewczyk
Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 81072

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