Created with Vitae, the international program which champions professional development for researchers, we offer practical tips and insights for researchers looking to develop their career.
LATEST: Episode 6: The unspoken challenges of research life
Episode 5: Getting published for the first time
Episode 4: Overcoming impostor syndrome
Episode 3: Academic mentoring
Episode 1: Public engagement in research
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What barriers do researchers from ethnic minority backgrounds face when pursuing a career in academia? What are the barriers to researchers taking parental leave? What is the significance of gender in the research landscape?
How should you approach writing your first research article? Once you’ve pressed submit, what happens next? What practical steps can you take to maximize the impact of your research?
Catherine Harper, Editor of Textile: Cloth and Culture, David Bogle from University College London and others share insights and advice.
What is impostor syndrome?
Why is it a hotly discussed topic in academia?
What steps can you take to overcome it?
Starring interviews with David Uribe from European University Association and PhD researcher, Lilia Mantai.
What can researchers gain from being mentored? What are the different mentoring opportunities out there?
What do researchers go on to do after their PhD? What are the different career paths available? What are the transferable skills you develop as a researcher?
We spoke to careers consultant Kate Murray from Kings College London to hear her advice, and also previous PhD students working outside of academia to get a taster of some of the different career paths researchers take.
What does ‘public engagement’ mean? What can researchers gain from encouraging people outside of academia to read their work? And where should you begin?