The Art/Science* of Academic Networking

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Fiona Hartley:

Look out for the video. Well worth watching

Originally posted on University of Manchester Careers Blog:

*(delete as appropriate)

Which of the following best describes you at a conference?

__ Life of the conference – always leave having given out a stack of cards and collecting invites to give seminars
__ Making sure whatever session I’m in is the trending topic on Twitter
__ Browsing posters on coffee breaks and chatting with one or two people about the weather.
__ Most likely to be found lurking in dark corners/behind the poster presentations with people from your lab/office
__ Spend most of the time drifting in the spaces between groups of tightly knit people who all know each other wondering how to join the conversation
__ What is the point of talking to anyone? It’s not as if they’re going to give you a job.

Have you got some ideas for making the most of conferences? Have you got some ideas for making the most of conferences?

Think about your response and consider: Are you making the most…

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Find out more about careers in industry with Career Mentoring

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Career Mentoring offers career support through pairing students with mentors working in industry. Mentoring gives you the opportunity to hear first-hand about career options outside academia.

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Postgraduate Research Experience Survey 2015

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Survey 2015
What are your views ?

We’re keen to make sure postgraduate research students have the best possible experience while studying at Newcastle University. To do that we need to know what you think we are doing well and what we can do better. If you’re thinking about taking part this year, these are the answers to some of the questions students often ask.

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Take the Three Minute Challenge

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An 80,000 word thesis would take 9 hours to present.

Your time limit – 3 minutes

Three Minute Challenge

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Are you curious about the commercial side of science? Join our One day Workshop – Tues 19th May

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Calling all Newcastle Researchers!

  • Do you have research/an idea that you think has the potential to be commercialised?
  • Have you ever thought about starting a university spinout?
  • Want to make money from your research, but not sure what steps you need to take?
  • Are you interested in understanding the business behind science?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then join us for the:

Commercialising Science Through Spinouts One-Day Workshop
With Professor Scott Shane of Case Western Reserve University, USA

**Date: Tuesday 19th May 2015, 9.00am – 4.30pm

**Location: Newcastle University Business School

**Free to attend and includes lunch and refreshments!

**Register here**

Prof. Scott Shane returns with his one-day workshop about identifying the commercial value in research. Using his experience with research scientists and doctors, Prof. Scott uses case studies and role-play to help students and researchers understand the potential of commercialising research/ideas and their role in the process.

This is a highly intensive one-day workshop, and we encourage only students/researchers with a strong interest within this area to register!

If you’d like to attend, please **Register here**

Contact Alecia Dunn, Development Officer in the Careers Service, for further details on 0191 2085567/

Explore careers outside academia with Career Mentoring

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mentoringCareer Mentoring offers Newcastle University postgraduate students career support through pairing you to a mentor working in the region. Mentoring gives you the opportunity to learn about career options outside academia and how your skills can be used in other settings.

What is Career Mentoring?

Mentoring is a partnership with the goal of achieving professional and personal development. A mentor is a trusted adviser and role model who can act as a sounding board for your career aspirations. Mentoring is also a great way to boost your awareness about opportunities available in industry and how your skills and experience could be used. Your mentor can share their personal journey to help you identify your career goal and make steps towards achieving it.

Students already taking part in the programme have spoken about career pathways and strategies with their mentor along with how to establish a work life balance in industry. Read the rest of this entry »

Science to Data Science 2015

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The good people at S2DS have been in touch to update us on the S2DS programme for 2015 – see below!


Skilled data scientists are in great demand on the European job market currently and PhDs with analytical backgrounds make excellent data scientists.

This five week workshop trains analytical PhDs and scientists in the commercial tools and techniques needed to be hired into data science roles. The aim of the workshop is to create a pipeline of high quality, commercial data science talent. Read the rest of this entry »