Sharing is caring (inspired by @veletsianos)

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Social Media for Learning

This post is inspired by George Veletsianos, who has created a video summary titled ‘Scholarship on Social Media and the Academic Self’ based on his paper ‘Open Practices and Identity: Evidence from Researchers and Educators’ Social Media Participation’.

George raises the question:

“Is sharing a value of contemporary academic culture overall or is sharing a value of a specific academic sub culture?
For example is sharing a value of the open education sub culture and are we seeing sharing as a value because open education researchers are active users of social media?”

For me sharing was a habit I developed, following the good practice of others. Through social media and the development of my own personal learning network, I was able to learn from the connections I made. Many of these are educators, however others are professionals who are open sharers of information that can be of value to all lifelong…

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Creative Careers Week

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Newcastle Careers International

Are you interested in working in the creative industries when you graduate? Come along to our annual Creative Careers Week which will give you fantastic insight into finding experience and work in this evolving and exciting sector. creative

We have sessions covering:

  • Journalism
  • Copywriting
  • Film & TV
  • Advertising
  • Radio
  • Self-employment in the Creative Arts

As well as practical workshops on applying creatively for jobs and talks from our alumni in the creative industries.

Book your place and come to as many sessions as you want from the 8th-12th February!

The creative sector is growing in the UK. Employment within the sector has increased five times faster than the national average, according to figures published in 2014 by the Department for Culture Media and Sport. Self-employment in the sector is also tipped to exceed the number of people working in the public sector by 2020. (Creative & Cultural Skills)

Further information on…

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AHRC Careers Outside Academia

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The AHRC is holding an event to showcase careers outside the academic sector for its current funded doctoral students. The event will be held at The Studio in Birmingham on Wednesday 17 February 2016

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White House Internships

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Newcastle Careers International

Applications are now open for the White House Internship Program in summer 2016, providing   an opportunity to develop leadership skills and gain exposure to the public service sector.

  • Interns dedicate their time, talents, energy, and service to better the White House, the community, and the nation. The assignments given to an intern on any given day could include conducting research, managing incoming inquiries, attending meetings, writing memos, and staffing events.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship, and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university
  • graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) no more than two years before the first day of the internship
  • The above criteria includes applicants…

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Hidden jobs for PGRs

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We often get jobs on our vacancies online site that would be great for PGRs, but very often, researchers don’t use the site. For example, we’re currently advertising this project-based placement that would suit someone with some teaching experience, which to us seems ideal for PGRs (particularly as you can fit your working hours around your research).

Take a look for yourself and see what other opportunities are available to get you the extra experience you need. Save your search and we’ll also keep you up-to-date with the latest opportunities.   




Event: Lecture on the Civil Service

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Civil Service Guest Lecture – Foreign and Commonwealth Office

This event will be of interest to anyone thinking of pursuing a career in diplomacy, political institutions and working abroad.

Where? King’s Gate L1.26
When? Monday 2nd November 2015, 18:00 – 19:30

At this event we will have Amy Sherwood from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office speaking about her career in the civil service to include life in the FCO (home and away), what does a diplomat really do, joining the FCO and working in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Amy is Regional Project Leader for Eastern Europe and Central Asia Directorate at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. This role takes her all over the region, where she assists during crises, elections, covers business-critical work (including acting as Ambassador), and runs various projects both in London and overseas. Amy’s previous roles in the Foreign Office include, Deputy Ambassador in Chisinau, Moldova…

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What does it mean to be a researcher in a world of open data and open research? Join Twitter chat #vitaechat from 1-2pm today to find out more.

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Researchers are under increasing pressure to be more ‘open’ in their research, through open access publication, open data, and their social media presence. Between 1-2pm, TODAY Friday 23rd October, Vitae is running an online Twitter chat #vitaechat and leading a discussion on the potential career benefits and opportunities associated with open research, as well as the steps researchers need to take to prepare themselves to be effective in an open research environment, both within an academic career and beyond.

The chat will cover aspects such as

  • What ‘open’ environments and expectations are you interacting with?
  • What skills can you gain from being more open in your research?
  • How can those skills open career doors?
  • How can professional development help researchers flourish in an open environment?
  • What are the responsibilities of funders, universities, researcher developers and researchers themselves?


The open research environment is already here, but you can take steps to prepare yourself for a new way of interacting with research, capitalise on the opportunity to develop yourself, and open doors in your career