What every new researcher needs to know #vitaechat
Whatever your situation, taking a professional approach to your development from the start can help make the path smoother, and enable you to be more successful in the long run.
During your doctoral or postdoctoral research you will push the boundary of current knowledge, increasingly becoming an expert in your field. However, being a professional researcher involves not just writing a thesis or papers, but also developing your skills and building your profile. So how do you make the most of your PhD or postdoc and prepare yourself for what’s coming next?
Our moderator will be joined by a panel of researchers at various stages of their careers to discuss what they wish they’d known when starting out. The #vitaechat will help you to answer questions such as:
- As a PhD researcher, or postdoc in a new role, which first steps should I take?
- How do I manage my relationship with my supervisor or PI?
- How do I plan my research project and what are the typical milestones?
- What kind of development opportunities will I have, and how do I prioritise them?
- When should I start thinking about my post-PhD career?
Join us on the 19 October, at 12pm on the #vitaechat stream to discuss how to get started and to understand how to prepare yourself for undertaking your doctorate/new research project or new job
Register your interest HERE and you will be sent a reminder.
The Doctoral School is pleased to announce the launch of the NEW 2017/18 Postgraduate Researcher Development Programme which is NOW open for registration.
About the Programme
The Researcher Development Programme (RDP) is delivered by the Doctoral School and offers academic, professional and personal development through a number of training workshops and event opportunities, all intended to support the research community at the University of Lincoln.
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When two people are trying to make a deal — whether they’re competing or cooperating — what’s really going on inside their brains? Behavioural economist Colin Camerer shows research that reveals how badly we predict what others are thinking. Bonus: He presents an unexpected study that shows chimpanzees might just be better at it.
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Sheena Lyengar studies how we make choices — and how we feel about the choices we make. At TEDGlobal, she talks about both trivial choices (Coke v. Pepsi) and profound ones, and shares her groundbreaking research that has uncovered some surprising attitudes about our decisions.
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Tal Golesworthy is a boiler engineer — he knows piping and plumbing. When he needed surgery to repair a life-threatening problem with his aorta, he mixed his engineering skills with his doctors’ medical knowledge to design a better repair job.
At the intersection of medical invention and indigenous culture, pediatric cardiologist Franz Freudenthal mends holes in the hearts of children across the world, using a device born from traditional Bolivian loom weaving. “The most complex problems in our time,” he says, “can be solved with simple techniques, if we are able to dream.”
The 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition final closing date is Friday 31st March, you still have time to enter.
What is the 3 Minute Thesis Competition?
3 Minute Thesis (3MT) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland which challenges research students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in JUST three minutes in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. The competition is held in at least 170 universities across more than 17 countries worldwide.
How does it work?
Each university host their own competition with the winner going forward to represent their university in the National UK Online Semi-final in July 2017 hosted by Vitae. The top six finalists are then selected and go on to the UK final which takes place during the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference in September 2017.
How to Enter
If you would like to enter the University of Lincoln 3MT competition please click HERE for more information and to download an application form.
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