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 2017 Images of Research competition closes this Friday 10th March, dont miss your chance to enter! All the information you require regarding the competition is below.
What is the Images of Research Competition?
The Images of Research Competition showcases the research taking place at the University of Lincoln. Participants are asked to submit a unique image, along with an abstract of 150 words describing how the image reflects their research.
Who can participate?
Any staff member or student can participate who is undertaking research at the University of Lincoln.
The winning entries will be decided by a panel of Staff and Students representative of the University. •Overall winner receives £100 amazon voucher •People Choice Winner £100 amazon voucher • All entries will be part of an exhibition where all images will be developed into posters for display
How to Enter
Download the checklist and Application form HERE and return the completed application form with your image to firstname.lastname@example.org before the closing date Friday 10th March 2017