Vitae will be holding a Preparing Researchers for an Unknown Future: Cultures, Behaviours & Mindsets event on 25 January in Birmingham.
Places are currently still available for our practical and highly relevant event aimed at researcher developers and all who have a role in supporting researchers.
The day will provide a selection of thought-provoking presentations considering the culture and mindset of researchers, preparing them to be intersectorally mobile, to practice open research and to help them adapt in a changing research and political landscape.
Participants will also learn about the exciting developments of the Academic Professional Apprenticeship Standard – including insights into expectations from a Higher Education employer perspective and this will in turn, provide a timely opportunity to discuss implications for researcher development practice.
In the afternoon, participants will hear about the HEFCE funded project, Understanding the mental health and wellbeing in the UK PGR population, which is exploring risk factors, vulnerable groups and challenges in supporting PGR wellbeing. Participants will have the opportunity to share practice and discuss challenges they have faced in their institutions.
Speakers for the day will include:
- John de Pury, Assistant Director of Policy, Universities UK
- Dr Sharon Maguire, Chair of the national AGCAS Research Student and Research Staff task group, and Careers Consultant at University of Edinburgh
- David Fox, Founder, Vulpine Science & Learning
- Dr Emma A Harris, Project Manager and Training Developer, EU H2020 project ORION
- Sally Wilson, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Employment Studies
- Becky Willson, Lecturer in Information Science, University of Strathclyde
- Alison Mitchell, Director of Development, Vitae
- Dr Janet Metcalfe, Head of Vitae
Facilitated discussions will be encouraged to consider practical solutions leading to a final response both to and from the sector.