What every new researcher needs to know #Vitaechat

Vitae Logo

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.

Love PG keyring LL

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.

Continue reading “When you’re making a deal, what’s going on in your brain?”

Last chance to vote for the Images of Research – People’s Choice!

Images of research landscape black 2

VOTING CLOSES TODAY AT 5pm!

This is your opportunity to choose the image that best showcases the Images of Research competition from all the entries we have received.

Please review the accompanying abstracts before casting your vote.

All entries and abstracts can be found under the People’s Choice entries page

 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

 

Images of Research 2017 – Vote for the People’s Choice Award

Images of research landscape black 2

This is your opportunity to choose the image that best showcases the Images of Research competition from all the entries we have received.

Please review the accompanying abstracts before casting your vote.

All entries and abstracts can be found under the People’s Choice entries page

 

The People’s Choice vote will end on FRIDAY 31st March 2017 at 5pm!

Continue reading “Images of Research 2017 – Vote for the People’s Choice Award”

3 Minute Thesis Competition 2017

Print

 

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.

Continue reading “3 Minute Thesis Competition 2017″