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

Doctoral Training Opportunity Publication Skills

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PGR Innovation Fund project hosted by the School of Arts and Cultures, Newcastle University


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Theme: Publication Skills Workshop – Journals

Date: 1 December 2015, 10.00am – 5.00pm

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Career development week at Newcastle Business School

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Just to draw your attention to the Career Development week taking place at Newcastle Business School from Monday 3 November – Friday 6 November 2015.

Whether you know exactly what you want after graduation, or whether you have no idea of what lies ahead, Career Development Week exists to advise you on all aspects of your future plans and will help give you an insight into your possible career options.

There will be a range of opportunities on offer that will help advance your career preparation. Our dedicated careers service will help you market yourself effectively to employers, whilst our placement fair will give you the chance to meet some of the top players in your chosen field and make your name known!

There will also be other sessions tailored to enhance your skills needed for the workplace such as a Business Game workshop and we will be inviting some…

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Build your professional network: career mentoring

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The Careers Service ‘Career Mentoring’ scheme can help you build your professional network and help plan your career path. For more information read on…

What is Career mentoring?

‘Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction’, John C. Crosby.

Career Mentoring offers Newcastle University students career support through access to professionals working in the region.  Mentoring gives you the opportunity to build your network and make contact with people who work in areas that interest you.

Mentoring is a partnership with the goal of achieving professional and personal development.  A mentor is a trusted adviser and a role model who can act as a sounding board for your career aspirations.  They will ask questions, and use their experience and knowledge of the workplace to help you clarify your career goals.

Why take part?

In a competitive job market, mentoring can help…

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Making an Impact. Workshops for Researchers

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Applying for a job in academia, exploring options for alternative career paths? Whatever your direction you are going to need to make an impact. But how……..Hire-Me1

Attend our up and coming workshops tailored to the needs of researchers. Read on, and reference your faculty training handbook, for more information. Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome to the new academic year……

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smiley face1Whether you are new to Newcastle or embarking on another year of research, we wish a warm welcome, and hope you enjoy the coming months of study. The start of anything new can be a little uncertain and nerve wracking, least of all if you are unsure what happens next. We know that this feeling extends to what lies beyond your research, so……… Read the rest of this entry »

Creative Industry & Teaching Opportunity: SELLL & Cap-a-Pie Collaboration

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Ruth Connolly and Stacy Gillis (SELLL) are coordinating an opportunity for those students in the Faculty interested in teaching/facilitation, creative industries, creative learning, performance, applied theatre or working with children more generally.

Funded by NiSR and by the Catherine Cookson Fund, Dr Connolly and Dr Gillis are working with theatre company Cap-a-Pie (www.cap-a-pie.co.uk) are working together to offer students the chance to gain skills in developing and running practical and creative workshops alongside children-in-care (foster children) from the Gateshead area.

Workshop training, led by Cap-a-Pie, will focus on the ArtsLit Performance Cycle. ArtsLit has been developed at Brown University, USA to allow participants to ‘probe and comprehend classic literature texts and create meaningful works of their own’. The approach has been used especially to raise literacy attainment for young people who are struggling.

This project was piloted by the School of English, working on Beowulf, last year.  This…

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