CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Researcher Development Programme 2017 – 2018

These workshops are designed to help you develop relevant career orientated skills and help you with every aspect of your career management.

Workshops

Careers Beyond Research: Applying Your Skills Outside Academia

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Facilitator: Joanna Young

About this Workshop

There are a number of options outside of academia that are open to PhD graduates and postdoctoral researchers. Not everyone chooses to climb the academic ladder and many researchers are unaware of the variety of other options that are available. During their career, researchers develop a number of skills that they can utilise in a variety of other positions, whether these are related to their research or not. A key component to finding a job outside academia is presenting yourself well at interviews, writing an engaging C.V. and explaining your academic experience in a way that appeals to certain employers.

This workshop aims to highlight a number of these careers and to explore what particular options might be compatible with individuals. We will include overviews of a variety of different job types, case studies of researchers who have moved into different careers and provide resources to help participants explore their options. In addition, participants will be invited to complete an individual Elements skills analysis to help them with future job applications and interviews.

Benefits
  • Consider the professional routes outside academia
  • Reflect on your own skills and experience thus far
  • Communicate your skills and experience effectively in written applications and interviews

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Workshop Dates

Thursday 17 May 2018, 13:30 – 16:30 Book Now

Research Impact: What, how, who and me

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Facilitator: Julie Bayley

About this Workshop

With REF and the competitive funding environment, impact forms an important part of the research landscape. However it can be a challenge to work out how to connect your research to changes, benefits and influence in the ‘real world’. This session is designed to help you understand what impact is, who may benefit from your research, how you can generate and capture impact and how you can meaningfully connect impact with own your research.

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How to Accelerate the Learning of your Pupils: Lesson Plans and Engaging Tasks

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Facilitator: The Brilliant Club

About this Workshop

Have you ever delivered a session and felt that you did not have everyone’s full attention and engagement? This session, facilitated by The Brilliant Club, will suggest some top tips and strategies for developing an excellent atmosphere for learning.

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Designing Engaging and Interactive Sessions

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Facilitator: The Brilliant Club

About this Workshop

This session will further develop your lesson plan and provide strategies for understanding your audience and features of a good interactive session.

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Evaluating Your Events and Activities

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Facilitator: The Brilliant Club

About this Workshop

In this session, The Brilliant Club facilitator will focus on the importance of feedback and evaluation in teaching, how this can be set up, and tools for getting instant feedback.

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Introduction to Pedagogy: Instructions and Interactions

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Facilitator: The Brilliant Club

About this Workshop

In this session we will work on how to communicate complex concepts to a non-specialist or younger audience. We will also look at how to give clear instructions and present tasks most effectively.

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Introduction to Pedagogy: Questioning

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Facilitator: The  Brilliant Club

About this Workshop

This workshop, facilitated by The Brilliant Club, will focus on how to effectively question learners to determine both their understanding and progress.

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Classroom Management

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Facilitator: The Brilliant Club

About this Workshop

Have you ever delivered a session and felt that you did not have everyone’s full attention and engagement? This session, facilitated by The Brilliant Club, will suggest some top tips and strategies for developing an excellent atmosphere for learning.

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Graduate Teacher Education Programme (GTEP)

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Facilitator: The Doctoral School

About this Workshop

The aim of the Graduate Teacher Education Programme is to provide postgraduates who teach with the knowledge and skills needed to perform effectively in their roles.

Benefits
  • Plan effectively for active learning in large and small group teaching
  • Confidently deal with challenging situations in the classroom
  • Participate in the assessment of students and provide constructive feedback to help them learn successfully
  • Make appropriate use of inclusive learning resources and the virtual learning environment to support student learning
  • Understand the requirements for making an application for Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

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Please note this is a programme over 1.5 days. You must be able to attend the full programme.

Attracting Your Own Research Funding: Writing & Applying for Fellowships

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Facilitator: Joanna Young

About this Workshop

A career in research is exciting, varied and gives you the opportunity to be at the cutting edge of discovery in your chosen field, but it is a highly competitive environment and researchers from all over the world aspire to reach the top of their profession. If you are aiming for a career in academic research, it is crucial to publish regularly, be independent, and attract your own funding. You can start to do this early in your research career: if you are awarded a postdoctoral fellowship, not only will you stand out from the crowd, but you will demonstrate that you can propose innovative projects that attract research funding – this is a key requirement for a successful academic career.

How do you go about the process of applying for your own postdoctoral research fellowship? There is more to it than filling in an application form: you will have to propose and design an innovative project, identify a senior researcher to advise you and approach them about being involved in your project, convince the application reviewers that you are the right person, name referees and more. To be successful requires planning and preparation and you will need to use your network and be proactive. In this workshop you will find out what steps you should take, time frames, what a fellowship involves, international options, how to apply, the different types of fellowships available and how to use your connections to your advantage.

Benefits
  • Understand the process of applying for research funding
  • Fully investigate the funding avenues available for you
  • Gain context for the need to attract funding

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Leadership & Teamwork for Researchers

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Facilitator: Neil Raven

About this Workshop

This half day workshop is designed specifically for postgraduates who are interested in further developing their skill set in order to enhance their employment prospects beyond graduation. When hiring new team members, the professional environment is now increasingly choosing individuals with transferable skills such as leadership, team-working, strong communication, negotiation and cooperative working. How an individual perceives their own working style, what their preferences are, and how they interact with and manage others is a key part of this, and researchers can benefit from exploring their own personal method of working.

Benefits
  • Recognise and relate to specific leadership practice
  • Develop your own personal leadership style
  • Learn team roles and identify your own personal preferences based on the Belbin SPI evaluation
  • Create a personal action plan for your own professional development
  • Draw on this leadership and teamwork experience and apply this to real world environments
  • Gain skills that engenders co-operation and collaboration

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Careers and Employability

With a vast network of employers, the careers team are dedicated to supporting you with your career development during your time here at the University.

Careers Planning

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Psychometric Tests

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Global Careers

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‘Get Support From Your Careers & Employability Service’

What we offer:

Careers Clinic 13:00-16:00 Mon-Fri

Our Skills Advisers are available to support you with your job search whether it be for a career in academia or industry. They can also support you with any stage of the recruitment process including help with your academic CV.

Careers Guidance

For specific help relating to your research area and career planning; arrange a confidential appointment with one of our Careers & Employability Advisers: http://uolcareers.co.uk/contact/ 

Careers Events

We have daily events running to support your development including information sessions and skills workshops. These can help increase your skill set going forward into any role: http://uolcareers.co.uk/events/

Lincoln Award

Take part in our employability award, where you can use a variety of postgraduate activities, to develop and learn how to demonstrate your employability skills: http://uolcareers.co.uk/students-graduates/lincoln-award/

Vacancy Postings

Visit uolcareers.co.uk/students-graduates/jobs-employment-options/graudate-student-vacancies for our graduate vacancy system or uolcareers.co.uk/jobshop for local, part-time vacancy listings on the Job Shop.

Campus Jobs

Come and see the University’s Student Employment Agency to learn all about on-campus paid opportunities including School Ambassadors and Student Ambassadors: http://uolcareers.co.uk/students-graduates/jobs-employment-options/campus-jobs/ 

Career Information Resources

Find more information on vacancies and useful advice to build your career in our Centre, on our website and through the My Careers tab on Blackboard. http://uolcareers.co.uk/help-and-advice/

Careers Facebook Page

You can find Careers and Employability on the Ground Floor of the University. Opening times: Monday – Friday 10am – 3pm.

Call: 01522 837 828
Email:
 careers@lincoln.ac.uk
Website: www.uolcareers.co.uk

LALT

The Lincoln Academy of Learning and Teaching (LALT), has announced a series of upcoming teaching and learning events to take place over the coming term.

If you are a Postgraduate Research Student who teaches you will be able to attend the workshops listed below. Please book onto the session via the instructions on the page.

  • Currently there are no upcoming training opportunities. This page will be updated in due course.