What every new researcher needs to know #Vitaechat

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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.

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New 2017/18 Researcher Development Programme

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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 you’re making a deal, what’s going on in your brain?


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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The Art of Choosing

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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